The RRVT took 'em to RAGBRAI!

Hundreds of bicyclists used portions of the Raccoon River Valley Trail to ride out and join RAGBRAI on its route across north central Iowa July 19-25. At the trailhead in Cooper Friday morning, July 17, we met (left to right) Bill Iverson of Decorah, Sam Black of Fairfax, Andy Armbruster of Iowa City and Steve Smartt of Nashville, Tenn. All are RAGBRAI veterans.

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July 25 update: Three construction projects will be impacting the Raccoon River Valley Trail in coming days. Beginning Monday, July 27, the RRVT crossing of the gravel Willow Avenue 3 miles southeast of Panora will be paved, with work requiring up to a week. Then beginning Monday, Aug. 3, another RRVT crossing of a gravel road, this one Yellow Avenue 4 miles southeast of Panora, will be paved. Trail users should be prepared to walk their bicycles around those construction sites and then continue on the trail. Meanwhile, the Clive Greenbelt Trail, east of Country Club Boulevard, is closed for major reconstruction, shutting down the RRVT's link into Des Moines until October.

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RRVT Association adds three to board of directors
Perry, 25 July, 2015

Stan Boyer of Dallas Center, and Amy Lucht and Keith Troester, both of Adel, were voted on the board earlier in July. That brings board membership to a total of 20. A planned turnover continues to happen, with four veteran directors leaving the board next March. Chairperson Cindy Jensen says "it's healthy" to get "new ideas, fresh perspective and new energy on the board." ...

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