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In this issue:


The last full week of every August marks the largest bike ride in the world. It's RAGBRAI Week in Iowa where people from all over the state, country and world come to trek from the Missouri River in the West to the Mississippi River in the East. Each day this week, 10,000 bikers will traverse a path that leads them through the state of Iowa, enjoying the hospitality and beauty that the Cyclone state is famous for. We all know people who have participated in this annual event and many of us have friends or loved ones there now. It's a week where small towns revel in hosting legendary overnight parties with people camped out on nearly every lawn, park and open space. It's a celebration of everything Iowa and that's worth mentioning.

Just a reminder of what's happening 700 miles north of DFW.

2016 Senior Send Off

Please join us in saying Cy-anora as North Texas sends a new crop of incoming freshmen to Ames for the fall semester.  We will recognize our scholarship winners and welcome these young adults and their loved ones into the Cyclone Family.  Everyone is invited to attend and we will provide some food for the masses.

We have 2016 Cyclone Football posters and schedule magnets/keyfobs to hand out and may even have some giveaways.

Date: Saturday Aug 6th
Time: 3-5 PM
Where: Fox & Hound Dallas
18918 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX
(972) 732-0804

Brewery Tour

We've set up another brewery tour to pass the summer months. This is the 4th straight year, alternating between Fort Worth and Dallas. We've been to Rahr, Deep Ellum Brewing Co and Martin House. This year we're heading to Texas Ale Project.

TAP is a great local brewery located in the Design District. Here are the details:
  • 1:30-5p on 7/30/2016. (They are open from 1-9 PM for everyone wanting to stay longer) 
  • $17 gets you (3) beers of your choice, plus a pint glass. Beers are $5/beer after that.
  • Informal tours of the brewery are held at 2PM and 3PM
  • Age 21 required to drink; however families are more than welcome, and dogs are welcome as well. They have an awesome outdoor patio space. They have bags (Cornhole), giant jenga, foosball, and other table games.
  • Outside food is permitted to bring in, so bring snacks if you want. Food Trucks tend to be there too.
  • Lastly, but maybe important for July 30 - they have an air conditioned bar area.
PLEASE RSVP by emailing - they do need a head count. Pay at the door. Let us know you're going and wear your Cyclone gear. Justin promises that you will love this place!
Sat July 30th
1:30-5:00 PM

1001 N Riverfront Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75207


2016 Cyclone Football Tickets


As always, we are offering tickets for all Iowa State football games in Texas and Oklahoma. It all starts in Fort Worth, then to Stillwater and finally down to Austin. Let's break the games down one at a time.  As always, the best tickets go to the people first in line so don't wait too long to get your orders in.

TCU - Sept 17th, 11AM Kickoff
Now with Parking and Tailgate Details

The formal deadline has passed to purchase tickets but we were able to convince ISU to purchase an additional 50 tickets(LESS THAN 20 NOW REMAIN) in our block for those of you who missed the deadline. The ticket price is a flat $85 and will be included in the original ISU block. I expect that we could have sold a lot more than that but the liability was too great to take the risk. These are the FINAL 20 tickets, once they are gone, it's over. You will need to get tickets through another source. We are planning a large tailgate with ISUAA and ISU Athletics at Paschal High School in Ft Worth similar to the one in 2014, only bigger.  Gametime has been announced as 11AM kickoff so all of the pieces are in place to make this a great event.  Don't hesitate on this limited time offer

Purchase TCU Tickets Here


The Iowa State Club of DFW has made special arrangements to reserve a large tailgating lot for Cyclone fans attending the game and wanting to participate in a Texas Sized Tailgate Party. This is a high school parking area about 3/4 mile east of Amon G Carter Stadium.  Parking near the stadium has climbed to $40-50 on gameday and the shuttle buses provided will conveniently drop you off right in front of the stadium and run back and forth every 10-15 minutes. The Cyclone lot is open all night so get there as early as you need and get your tailgate on!

To guarantee access into the private tailgate party you must reserve your spaces and bring your receipt.  The lot is at Paschal High School and the school has arranged has free shuttle buses (multiple motor coaches) rotating back and forth to the stadium gates from directly in front of our parking lot. You can purchase parking spaces on gameday but you may be in the adjacent lot.

$150 for RV reservation (5 spaces) including Fri and Sat overnight

$15 / single space - Special discounted reserved, pre-sale price

Reserve TCU Parking Here

Directions From I-35: exit Berry St and go West for approx 2 miles, turn right (North) onto either Gordon Ave or Townsend Dr and follow signs into the parking lot.  Our designated parking lot is across the street from 2925 Gordon Ave so you can plug that address into your GPS.

This is a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tailgate) for everyone to gather and pre-game. We have arranged to have a couple of Food Trucks available for weary travelers and locals to purchase food and drinks. We have secured Gepetto's Pizza Truck (Breakfast Menu) and Salsa Limon Truck to provide breakfast tacos, etc.

The parking lot will be open for RVs at 5 PM on Friday night and will be open very early on Saturday morning. Alcohol is allowed, food is encouraged and whatever you do, don’t forget to bring your Cyclone Spirit!



Oklahoma State - Oct 8th, TBD Kickoff

Make the trip up to friendly Stillwater for should be a fun day of football and tailgating. The OSU fans are very friendly and hospitable and nothing beats having a cold one at Eskimo Joe's after the game wraps up. Tickets are $60 with seating located in Sect 228. We will also have a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tailgate) event to accompany this game. Tailgate details will be released as the game approaches.

Ticket deadline is Sunday, July 31st at Midnight. Tickets may be available after this date but most likely will not be located within the main Iowa State blocks that we have secured.

Purchase Tickets Here

University of Texas - Oct 15th, TBD Kickoff

We are offering a full array of options for this game as we expect this to be the largest Cyclone event in Texas each time it comes around.  Based on the attendance of 450+ Cyclones from the 2014 tailgate we are planning on big things once again. We will offer ticket-only packages as well as tickets-plus-tailgate.  We have also coordinated with a couple of hotels in Austin to get group rates.  Details are below for everything.  Tickets are still available!

The DFW Cyclones are partnering with the Austin Iowa State Club and Soap Creek Cookers to provide entry into our All-You-Can-Eat BBQ including beverages for $20 per person.

Tailgate Location
Back lot of the Travis Bldg.
1760 Brazos St.
Austin, TX

Ticket-Only Packages

Tier One - Game Only
Sect 28, 29, 30 or 31
$100 per person

Tier Two - Game Only

Sect 103-107 or 9-17
$55 per person

Purchase Tickets Here

Ticket and Tailgate Packages

Tier One - Game w/ Tailgate
Sect 28, 29, 30 or 31
$120 per person

Tier Two - Game w/ Tailgate

Sect 103-107 or 9-17
$75 per person

Purchase Tickets Here

Austin Area Hotel Deals

We have secured blocks of rooms at the following two locations. There are a limited number of rooms available at these rates so please book ASAP.  Room rates are available for the nights of Friday Oct 14th and Saturday Oct 15th, 2016 only.

Downtown Austin
Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center
300 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78660

Reserve your rooms here for $209/night
Champions Sports Bar on premises

Suburban Round Rock
Home2 Suites by Hilton - Austin Round Rock
1000 Louis Henna Blvd
Round Rock, TX

Reserve your rooms here for $119/night*
*Price includes complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet
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