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Sneak Peek at Auction Items for RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party

  • 5 January, 2011
  • Jared

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Iowa Events Center’s Hy-Vee Hall (Downtown Des Moines)
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Last year the Iowa Bicycle Coalition gathered over 100 great items for the silent and live auctions.  This year the items will be even better!
On the auction front, we currently have:
  • A custom cruiser bike from Cycle Force Group.
  • A 2 for 1 coupon for an Italian cycling vacation (customer has to purchase first tour, est. value $4000) from CycleItalia of Sioux City.
  • An Okoboji Bike Vacation (3 days/ 2 nights accommodations for two at The Inn at West Lake Okoboji, Two registrations to the University of Okoboji Campus Ride, An all-day pass for two at Historic Arnolds Park, Two tickets for a ride on the flagship of the Okoboji Navy, the Queen II, Two tickets for miniature golf, Two famous Okoboji Nutty Bars, Two University of Okoboji Campus Beach Towels)
  •  Two Shuttleguy Tours
  • A Cedar Valley Trails package with accommodations at the Black Hawk Hotel
  • RAGBRAI T-shirts from Harpers in Muscatine.
  • A bike from Bike and Hike, Rock Island.
  • Several bicycle items from Bike World.  
  • Several items from Trek.

The evening will feature the high-energy, live music of the Johnny Holm Band, who have entertained RAGBRAI riders for many years including recent stops in Spencer, Jefferson, Indianola and last year in Storm Lake.

In addition to live music and the RAGBRAI route announcement, this special night will feature:

  • Live Auctions
  • 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!

Tickets on sale now: $30

Click here to purchase tickets online

Would you rather reserve a table for eight?  Click for information.

Or download a printable order form

The doors will open at 8:00 p.m. and the fun lasts until 11:00 p.m.! Iowa Bicycle Coalition members are invited to enter early for a members-only 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.

Check out the Photo Gallery from last year’s event.


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 
(Few blocks in Skywalk from Route Party at the Iowa Events Center)
401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
(800) 514-4706

Quality Inn & Suites Event Center
(with breakfast)
(Adjacent to Route Party at the Iowa Events Center)
929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 282-5251

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
(Few blocks in Skywalk from Route Party at the Iowa Events Center)
700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
(888) 236-2427

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