Fri, Nov 16, 2012 | by TJ JuskiewiczShare
Be there as the RAGBRAI XLI overnight towns are revealed for the 41st ride across Iowa! Join us for the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party benefitting the Iowa Bicycle Coalition on Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at the Iowa Event Center in Downtown Des Moines.
RAGBRAI and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition have worked together for the past several years to bring you the Iowa Bicycle Summit & Expo. This year’s Summit will again include advocacy workshops and the January Meeting for Clubs and Teams in addition to the expanded consumer expo.
In addition to live music and the RAGBRAI route announcement, this special night will feature:
- Silent Auctions
- Door Prizes
- “Guess the Route” Raffles
- Iowa Bicycle Coalition Updates
- Complimentary RAGBRAI-style hors d’oeuvres & Drinks
- Complimentary Michelob Ultra and Bud Light Drafts (also a Cash Bar)
- Special Commemorative Pint Glass
- Fun for ALL!
Last year, the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party set a new record for fundraising with $77,000 of funding generated for the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, a non profit bicycle advocacy organization. Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition said, “this was great opportunity to help bicycling at a time when we really need it. Our programs are working to build bicycle traffic, but we have a lot more work to do with bike safety to reduce crashes, and safe routes to school to increase bicycling for children.”
The doors will open at 8:00 p.m. and the fun lasts until 11:00 p.m.! Iowa Bicycle Coalition members and Reserved VIP Table guests are invited to enter early for a VIP Pre-Party beginning from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Iowa Bicycle Coalition. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition builds partnerships, educates Iowans, and helps to establish safe and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks throughout Iowa.
Tickets on sale now: $30 (early bird rate until January 15) $35 (after January 15) $40 (day of). A limited number of reserved VIP Tables (includes 10 guest tickets) are available for $400.
401 Locust Street · Des Moines, $97 per night
1050 6th Ave, 50314 Des Moines, $92.95 per night
Call (515) 283-0151
Here’s a quick look ahead toward Wednesday’s 38-mile ride from Emmetsburg to Forest City
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This is exactly what it says on the tin. The toilet toss in Burt on the Karras Loop, in slow motion.
The Register's Michael Morain interviewed Matt Bernhard, son of Mr. Pork Chop Paul Bernhard, and Don Gonyea, Scott Horsley and Arnie Seipel of National Public Radio at the meeting town, ...
"We're doing a peppermint aromatherapy spritz to kind of cool people off," said licensed massage therapist Christina Gibbs, owner of Spa-Dee-Dah.
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Lance Armstrong met riders and the famed Mr. Pork Chop during a RAGBRAI stop in Bancroft on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Bancroft is the home town of Paul Bernhard, the original Mr. Pork Chop.
The Andorfer family, led by father Gene, 80, uses RAGBRAI as a chance to spend a week together.
We asked RAGBRAI riders about their porkchop from the famous Mr. Pork Chop in Bancroft.
Titonka firefighters hostes a water battle fundraiser with fire hoses Tuesday afternoon.
A time-lapse video shows the flow of bicycles through Bancroft on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
The NPR crew and son-of-Mr.-Pork-Chop Matt Bernhard speak to the Register's Michael Morain.
Riders who took the Karras Loop for a 105-mile day got a special bonus: the toilet toss in Burt. We've slowed the video down for extra fun.
It's been very comfortable, except for being a bit warm when it's 100 degrees out.
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