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 the crops nearing harvest time, there are some places where you feel like you are riding between tall walls of corn! 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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