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Route Announcement Party

2017 RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party
featuring the Nadas!
Saturday, January 21, 2016, 7:00 PM
The Iowa Events Center in Downtown Des Moines


Do you want to know the 2017 RAGBRAI Route? Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party. This year the big event moves back to IOWA EVENTS CENTER in downtown Des Moines. We are featuring the entertainment of the Nadas!


Tickets and tables are now available!

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 2017.

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:

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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