Dr. Bill Morain, of Lamoni, riding the Raccoon River Valley Trail just south of Cooper early on Sunday, June 11.  Busy time on the RRVT, with the Des Moines Cycle Club’s “Tour The Raccoon” last weekend and the “BACooN RIDE” this coming Saturday, June 17.

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Here come 2,700 bacon-eating bicyclists!
Waukee, Iowa, 16 June, 2017

That's right -- the 4th annual "BACooN RIDE" happens Saturday on the loop of the Raccoon River Valley Trail. For the first time, the route has been reversed, and bicyclists will go counter-clockwise from Waukee. At all the stops, riders expect treats made with bacon -- some of them almost exotic -- and something cold to drink. The ride is sold out. But you're all invited to Friday night's opening party in Waukee, 5 to 11 p.m., featuring the rock band, "Fishheads." ...

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