As many as 1,500 to 2,000 bicyclists will be on the Raccoon River Valley Trail this Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 5 & 6, with 22 top regional bands performing for them -- and for the public -- in nearly all of our RRVT towns. Pedaler's Jamboree Iowa is presented by the same folks that for seven years have been hosting a similar bicycling & music festival on the KATY Trail in central Missouri -- where this photo of the jamboree campground was taken. Get out this weekend and join the fun on the RRVT!

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Ouch! Bicyclists ticketed $195 each for ignoring RRVT stop signs!
Panora, 2 September, 2015

On Saturday, Aug. 29, Iowa DNR law enforcement officer Jeremy King spent three hours monitoring bicyclists on the RRVT southeast of Panora. Of 29 bicyclists he watched at trail intersections of gravel roads, 21 failed to stop at stop signs. When he saw 11 of them ignore the next stop sign, too, he stopped them. Five were issued citations with $195 fines. "This is a safety issue," officer King said. "I'm a huge advocate for the trail, but I'm a huge advocate for life, too." ...

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