Day 3: What to know before heading out
Here’s a quick primer about today’s 50-mile ride from Perry to Des Moines:
WEATHER: Once the pieces are picked up from Monday night’s severe thunderstorm, expect a perfect day — less humid and much cooler. Mid-morning temperatures will be in the mid-60s, with a high reaching only into the low 80s, according to WHO-TV.
TONIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT: Four ’90s rock acts highlight Des Moines stage — Story
THE SIGHTS: Here’s a brief selection of the things you’ll encounter today:
Wars and wrestling: Dallas Center is hosting “Color Wars,” where people will be able to throw brightly colored powder on one another. The Longest Yard Sports Bar will be holding a dwarf wrestling event.
Baseball fame: Van Meter is the hometown of Bob Feller, a National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher. Visit the Bob Feller Museum to learn more about the town’s famous son.
All about Des Moines — if you didn’t pick up the Register’s special preview section Monday night, here’s a sampling to guide you through Iowa’s capital:
Famous tenderloin: While in Hamlin, eat Iowa’s original best tenderloin. Darrell’s Place in Hamlin won the Iowa Pork Producers’ first “Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin” contest in 2003.