Tue, Mar 20, 2012 | by TJ JuskiewiczShare
On Thursday, July 26, 2012 the community of Cedar Rapids and RAGBRAI will host a celebration event to commemorate the 40 years of the oldest, largest and longest touring bicycle ride in the world. The Counting Crows will headline the 40th Anniversary Bash.
Counting Crows is an American rock band originating from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1991, the group gained popularity following the release of its debut album in 1993, August and Everything After, which featured the hit single “Mr. Jones”. They have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for their song “Accidentally in Love”, which was included in the film Shrek 2. The band’s influences include Van Morrison, R.E.M., Mike + The Mechanics, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and The Band.
Registered RAGBRAI riders and residents of Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities are invited to attend this special evening, “Celebrating 40 Years of Iowa”. Register RAGBRAI participants will be admitted free to the celebration. General public ticket information will be announced soon.
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett said, “We are honored to host RAGBRAI’s 40th Anniversary celebration in Cedar Rapids. As proud Iowans, it is a privilege to show thousands of visitors our Midwestern hospitality and community spirit.”
T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI Director said, “We are excited to celebrate 40 years with Iowans and the communities of Iowa who are the true backbone of this ride. Every year Iowans work to make 10,000 plus people feel at home and understand what life in Iowa is all about. We look forward to the working with the community of Cedar Rapids to host this event on July 26.”
More details on the “Celebrating 40 Years of Iowa” event will be released in the near future.