BEST TIME OF YEAR TO EXPERIENCE THE RRVT

RAGBRAI is behind us. Other big events on the Raccoon River Valley Trail this year have already been held. But late summer and fall actually are the most beautiful times of the year to enjoy the trail. With more people using the RRVT than ever before, you'll always find somebody out there to stop and visit with -- even in tiny Herndon! Check our "Trail Events" listings for special activities available in our communities.

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Riding the RRVT -- via England, China, Seattle, Yellowstone & more!
Cooper, 11 August, 2014

So there we sat, a group of us out for a Full Moon Ride on the Raccoon River Valley Trail, stopping for a chat in little Cooper. Up rolled a bicyclist carrying all his camping gear, said hello in a British accent, remarked it was "a beautiful night for a ride" and asked where he might find a campsite. We asked where he was riding from, and he said, "Seattle," then added, "Well, I actually started in China." Rob Gardiner got our attention! ...


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