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Burrrrito Breakfast

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

At its core, Beat the Bitter is about bringing folks together on the bleakest days of the year. What better way to do that than a community breakfast! The North Liberty Lions Club will be serving up breakfast burrrritos from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, in Penn Meadows Park. Don’t worry, you won’t have to freeze to take part. The event will take place under a large heated tent. $6 at the door will get you…

Freeze Your Bags Off

February 2 @ 9:00 am

Join us in Penn Meadows Tundra on Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. for a Freeze Your Bags Off cornhole tournament! Let’s see if you can beat the weather and the competition!  We will be using a double elimination tournament style format incorporating all regular American Cornhold League (ACL) rules (view the rules here). Entry is only $30/team and the first place team will take home Beat the Bitter champion medals.  Beer will be available for purchase during the event.  Register…

5K-ish Obstacle Run

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The 5K-ish Obstacle Run presented by Scheels is a fun run with obstacles! Runners will complete the course around the tundra of Penn Meadows Park, executing nearly a dozen obstacle challenges on loops one and three and only running on the second loop. This run isn’t officially timed, but it does promise to be a good time. All participants will earn a medal at the finish line.  New this year, stick around after the run for a cold beverage under…

Curling Tournament

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Cedar Rapids Curling in Penn Meadows Park for a rare opportunity to compete in a curling bonspiel (tournament) on an outdoor rink! Here is your opportunity to embrace the fun of being on the ice and beat your winter blues by signing up a team of 4 to compete to be the champion of the rink! The game is played wearing warm footwear, not skates, and Cedar Rapids Curling provides all equipment. Be sure to join us for this unique…

Broomball Tournament

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

If you can swing a stick and hit a ball YOU can play Broomball! Snag one of the limited spots at the bottom of this page. Must be 16 years or older to participate. Registration is broken out into two time slots and everyone signs up individually. Please only register for one slot. This is the perfect activity if you are looking to meet new people, because you don’t need a team to sign up. If you do have a…

KICK Winter in the SnowBALL

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Put together a team of nine to twelve players and register for the KICK Winter in the SnowBALL tournament taking place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 in Penn Meadows Park. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Registration is $100 per team. Tournaments consists of round-robin play, with the best record in each pool advancing to championship play. Each player on the winning team earn a Beat the Bitter KICK Winter in the Snow BALL champion medal. To determine the…

Fat Tire Bikes

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Our friends at Sugar Bottom Bikes, will lead a 20-mile group ride starting at Sugar Bottom Bikes, through North Liberty (and Coralville's Woodpecker Single Track). All bikes are welcome, but the route does have some off-road single track, dirt road, paved trails and streets, and fat-tires are recommended. Upon return to the shop, stick around for free drinks and snacks. Participation is free, no pre-registration required.

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Take advantage of the Penn Meadows Park 100-foot by 115-foot outdoor ice rink installed on top of the tennis courts! Bring your own skates or check skates out from the Recreation Center for free.  RINK HOURS On Saturday, Feb. 2, Beat the Bitter is hosting a Curling Tournament and Broomball Tournament on Penn Meadows Ice Rink. This will effect open skate hours. Instead of the seasonal 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. hours, open skating will only be available from 2 p.m.…

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