What a summer on the RRVT!

More than 3,000 completed the "BACooN RIDE Too" on June 20 (pictured). "Tour The Raccoon" was a success a week earlier. About 2,500 runners were on the trail for "Market to Market Relay Iowa" in mid-May. RAGBRAI's "Dream Team" is doing the full RRVT July 11-12. "Pedaler's Jamboree" is expected to draw 1,500 or more September 5 & 6! More events, more people, all the time!

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Wednesday, July 1: While recent heavy rains and flooding have closed many trails in central Iowa, the Raccoon River Valley Trail is fully open and usable as we head toward the 4th of July holiday weekend.  All trails in Dallas County and Greene County are open.   In Guthrie County, two miles southeast of Panora, work continues on the paving of the RRVT's crossing of 230th Street; the new crossing is now open to trail users, although the road is not yet re-opened for vehicular traffic. Watch this space for updates.

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Dallas County Foundation pledges $60,000 for new "connector trail"!
Perry, 19 June, 2015

The foundation, which helps fund non-profit organizations and projects that benefit the county, announced this week it will donate $20,000 per year for three years to help build the 9-mile trail from Perry to Woodward, connecting the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the High Trestle Trail. Total cost of the connector is estimated at $5 million. The public support for it has been remarkable. ...

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