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Valley Junction organizing RAGBRAI street party for West Des Moines stop

  • 16 May, 2013
  • Des Moines Register

Thousands of cyclists will pass through West Des Moines July 23 for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

The Valley Junction Foundation will be organizing a West Des Moines street party along Fifth Street, where many cyclists are expected to stop for a break on their 49.9 mile stretch from Perry to Des Moines.

Individuals and vendors who wish to participate in the event or entertain RAGBRAI participants with a booth along Fifth Avenue must contact the Valley Junction Foundation, according to city officials. Individual booths will not require permits because they will operate under the VJF street party permit.

RAGBRAI officials say cyclists coming from Van Meter will be passing through West Des Moines at all hours of the day. Those participating in the street party are expected to stop entertainment by 5 p.m. to allow riders to reach Water Works Park in Des Moines before 6 p.m.


  1. Vicki Warner

    I have been trying to find a number for the Valley Junction Foundation. I have a mobile food trailer with excellent. food I am interested in serving ragbrai at Valley Junction.Any information you could provide would be helpful.
    Vicki Wrner
    The Iowa Grill

  2. Homer

    Historic Valley Junction Foundation
    137 Fifth Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (515) 222-3642

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