A 100-MILE RIDE ON THE RRVT TO CELEBRATE THEIR AMAZING SEASON OF WEIGHT LOSS & BICYCLING

The Des Moines Cycle Club's "Pedal Off The Pounds" program, in its two years, has been a real motivator to help people lose weight -- a group total between 500 and 600 pounds this summer!  They've discovered that bicycling not only helps them shed pounds but is also a heck of a lot of fun.  Many of their rides are on our Raccoon River Valley Trail, including a century ride that 12 of them and two coordinators did on Saturday, Sept. 13.

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A section of the Raccoon River Valley Trail, starting at the Dallas-Guthrie County line and then south for about two miles through Linden, will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 18. This part of the trail will be opened again on Friday, Sept. 19. Trail maintenance will occur on this section that consists of the application of an asphalt surface rejuvenator. This product needs time to cure and dry, therefore, the trail will need to be closed to allow this. Also, during the month of September and October, there will be temporary maintenance closings of the RRVT in Dallas County to allow for some bridge approach work on the trail surface. Specific notice of these bridge sites being worked on will be announced later.

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Big weight loss, then celebrate with a big bike ride!
Waukee, 15 September, 2014

A dozen members of the Des Moines Cycle Club's "Pedal Off The Pounds" program used the Raccoon River Valley Trail as a kind of valedictory on Saturday, Sept. 13. When they'd set weight-loss and bicycling goals last spring, many said they eventually wanted to "ride a century." Some at that point "couldn't even ride five miles." Three months later, slimmed down and toned up, they rode their 100-miler on the trail -- no problem! ...



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