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Route Announcement Party



2016 RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 7:00 PM
The New Atrium at Capital Square in Downtown Des Moines

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Do you want to know the 2016 RAGBRAI Route? Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party. This year the big event moves to CAPITAL SQUARE (400 Locust Street) for two levels of fun. We are featuring the entertainment of a full-band, dueling piano’s group, Pianopalooza.

Another big change – EVERYBODY is admitted at 7 PM. If you aren’t an Iowa Bicycle Coalition member, that is OK. Non-member tickets cost $5 extra, but you can join the Iowa Bicycle Coalition when you purchase your ticket.

Kali Brinker of Urbandale (from left), Chris McAvoy and Sean McAvoy of Cumming cheer as the Ragbrai route is announced Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, during the Ragbrai Route Announcement Party at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

The event will feature a giant silent auction, music, free beverage (while supplies last), and the announcement of the overnight towns on the RAGBRAI route in 2016.

Tables are available at two different prices. Premium tables are located on the floor level and include valet parking for one vehicle at the event. Upper level tables are located on the second floor of the venue and feature a full view of the floor.

Purchase your tickets of tables early. This is a smaller venue than before and this is sure to be a sell-out event.

Jason Walsmith (from left), Emma Peterson, both of Des Moines, Jess Olsen of Madrid, and Angie Amsted of Granger, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, during the Ragbrai Route Announcement Party at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Purchase Tickets or Tables:
http://iowabicyclecoalition.org/routeannouncement/

Hotels:
Special rates are available at the following hotels coming soon

Past Events:
Check out the 2015 Photo Gallery2014 Photo Gallery,  2013 Photo Gallery,  2012 Photo Gallery or the 2011 Photo Gallery to see the fun!

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