Break the Cycle

Iowa Humane Alliance presents

Break the Cycle

Tour begins & ends at Iowa Humane Alliance
You just might meet your new best friend!

This 36 mile tour begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:00pm

Iowa Humane Alliance, 6540 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids

*Please note that this is a people-only event. Even though we love our animals, we respectfully ask you keep them at home for this event.

 Share the Letter-sized 8 1/2×11 Flyer
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Benefiting the Iowa Humane Alliance Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic

Ride Day: Saturday, June 2nd

View the participation waiver pdf here.

*cycling participants will be required to wear a helmet while traveling during the tour*

Regular Registration
(May 14-June 1 & at the June 2 event): $35

Registration includes : Route map with suggested stops and visiting hours, Bag ‘O Goodies,  Event T-Shirt (if registered prior to May 14) & Scavenger Hunt participation for super duper prizes!


Event Timeline

We will provide you with a map and suggested route and each location’s visiting hours.

Same day registration available at the Iowa Humane Alliance Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic from 8:00am to 11:00am on June 2nd.

Tour begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:00pm

Full 36 mile tour is estimated to take:

Approximately 5 hours for cyclists 

Approximately 3 hours for drivers 

Visit even more adorable adoptable animals at Iowa Humane Alliance from 11:00am to 2:00pm!

Scavenger Hunt Prize drawing 2:30pm 

(need not be present to win but all prizes must be picked up at the Iowa Humane Alliance Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic during business hours the following week (M -F; 7:00am to 5:00pm) before 5:00pm on June 8th.

Drawing for prizes 2:30pm
Event Timeline

Visiting hours for participating animal welfare organizations:

  • Gems Forever/PetSmart 9:00am to 2:00pm

  • Last Hope Animal Rescue 9:00am to 2:00pm

  • Dogs Forever 9:00am to 2:00pm

  • Animal Resource Foundation 9:00am to 2:00pm

  • SAINT Rescue 9:00am to 2:00pm

  • Witty Kitties, Inc. 10:00am to 2:00pm

  • IERAL 10:00am to 2:00pm

  • CRACC 12:00 noon to 2:00pm


    Additional participating animal welfare groups on site at Iowa Humane Alliance:

  • A Home For EveryBunny 9:00am to 2:00pm (will be providing bicycle tuneups and doughnuts!)

  • Cedar Valley Pit Bull Rescue 11:00am to 2:00pm

  • Friends of the Shelter in Vinton 11:00pm to 2:00pm

  • Rockstar Cocker Rescue 11:00pm to 2:00pm

Break the Cycle Day of Events
(Dynamic Google Race Map Below: Click upper left  arrow of map window
to customize select routes, alliances, and sponsors. Scrolling changes the map area.)

With Stops at:

Saint RescueSAINT Rescue & Adoption Center in Cedar Rapids is a nonprofit 501c3 animal welfare organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of our homeless cats by placing them in loving, forever homes.

Animal Resource FoundationAnimal Resource Foundation is an animal welfare non-profit that focuses on fixing and feeding animals in need. They provide financial assistance to pet owners and caretakers through their SNIP (Spay/Neuter Incentive Plan) program to encourage spay and neuter. ARF also offers donated pet food to more than 70 rescue groups and shelters in Iowa and four surrounding states through their Rescue Bank pet food pantry program.

Last Hope Animal RescueLast Hope Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary mission is to save as many abused, abandoned, and hard to place animals they can and place them into their loving and forever homes where they will be cherished. Last Hope Animal Rescue has rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed over 2,000 animals since 2004.

Dogs ForeverFounded in March of 2011, Dogs Forever, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization is run entirely by volunteers. Passionate about dogs, they work tirelessly to take great care of them, regardless of circumstances or time invested to make sure their next home is their forever home.

Cedar Rapids Area Care and ControlThe mission of Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control is to serve and protect with compassion, the animals and citizens of our community through education and enforcement, and to facilitate successful pet adoptions while respecting and striving to improve the quality of life for both pets and people.

Iowa Equine Rescue and Awareness LeagueIowa Equine Rescue and Awareness League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization working to ensure that equines in our state live in a safe, healthy, nurturing environment. Partnering with law enforcement authorities, IERAL assumes the care, rehabilitation and selective adoption of animals confiscated in cases of abuse, abandonment or neglect.

Break the CycleWitty Kitties, Inc. Witty Kitties, Inc. provides rescue services, shelter, and medical care for special needs cats and a variety of reptiles in Johnson County, Iowa and surrounding areas.  Our special needs cats have feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), or some other physical impairment.  We also care for a variety of exotics.

Cedar Valley Pit Bull RescueCedar Valley Pit Bull Rescue is a foster home based rescue network helping pit bull type dogs. We also strive to educate the public as much as we can about the most misunderstood dog breed.

Friends of the Shelter, IncFriends of the Shelter, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization striving to improve animal welfare in our community. FOTSI’s goals are to find loving, lifelong homes, educate the public on spay/neuter clinics and help reunite lost and found pets with their owners. Our adoption center in downtown Vinton houses our adoptable cats, offers information on low cost spay/neuter clinics in the area and has pet merchandise to help recoup some of our expenses.

A Home for EveryBunnyA Home for EveryBunny  provides the specialized care that rabbits need for their health and success through our network of foster homes. We also provide personalized attention to each adopter, so that they can find the pet that will best fit their home for years to come. Rabbits are the third most common animal to end up in a rescue.

Gems ForeverGems Forever was started in 2016 to save and make a difference in the lives of the homeless animals in our community by taking in homeless animals, providing medical care and love, and finding them homes in the community, advocating spay and neuter programs, and offering support to pet owners when they face challenges caring for their pets.

Gems ForeverRockstar Cocker Rescue, a new rescue in the Midwest Region, but its founder and volunteers are not new to cocker spaniel rescue work. Rockstar’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cockers and cocker mixes into loving, forever homes, and the cockers coming into our rescue are owner surrenders, shelter pulls, discarded factory farm inventory that are no longer useful.

Can’t Join Us? Donate Online!

 Share the Letter-sized 8 1/2×11 Flyer
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KCRG Show You Care

Cedar RunHall Bicycles

Companions for Life CR Grooming    Skogman      Management ConsultantsMWI   Hills Bank and Trust      uiccuPrincipal

 Kathy’s Pies  | Elevate Salon  |  Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center  |  Scheels  | Z102.9
Echo My Heart Healing & Massage |  Eco Lips | Sam’s Club
Leash On Life  |  Riverside Casino and Golf Resort  |  Iowa’s Best Popcorn
Rapids Vending  |  Cedar Rapids Stormwater Pollution Control
Collins Community Credit Union

All participating animal welfare organizations will be selling items to raise funds and awareness for their own programs during this event.

After opening in 2013, the IHA Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic has spayed or neutered over 39,000 owned, shelter, and rescue animals as well as free-roaming stray cats,  preventing tens of thousands of unwanted animals entering our local shelters and rescues.

The “Break the Cycle” event will also help raise awareness for Spay/Neuter/Adopt and generate support for all the hard-working local animal welfare organizations in the area. It’s good for participants, good for animals, good for our whole community!

So gear up for the critters, as we all pitch in to “Break the Cycle!”

Questions? Contact or call 319-363-1225.