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Spazmatics to Play 2014 RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party! Tickets and Tables Now Available



2014 RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party
Saturday, January 25, 2014
7-8pm (VIP & IBC Members Entrance)
8pm (General Admission Doors Open)
The Grand Ballroom
Iowa Events Center in Downtown Des Moines
(top floor of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center) 

Be there as the RAGBRAI XLII overnight towns are revealed for the 42nd ride across Iowa!  Join us for the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party benefiting the Iowa Bicycle Coalition on Saturday, January 25, 2014 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 can’t miss Iowa Bike Expo.

The Iowa Bicycle Summit will once again conclude with a cycling-filled evening of fun with the revealing of the much-anticipated RAGBRAI XLII route and loads of fun!

The evening will feature the live music of the Spazmatics, they played that rocking party in Fairfield on Friday night of RAGBRAI! Check out this video of the band and you’ll know why!

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 over $80,000 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.  Click to purchase tickets online.

For those traveling in the night before or staying the evening, special rates will be offered by Downtown Des Moines hotels.  For reservations, contact the hotels directly and request the Iowa Bicycle Coalition rate when making reservations.

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel  
401 Locust Street · Des Moines, $99 per night
Call 515-244-2151

Click to reserve online.

Holiday Inn Downtown/Mercy Campus
1050 6th Ave, 50314 Des Moines, $92.95 per night
Call (515) 283-0151

Click to reserve online.

Ask for the Iowa Bicycle Summit block room rate.

Check out the 2013 Photo Gallery,  2012 Photo Gallery or the 2011 Photo Gallery to see the fun!

 

 

 

 

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