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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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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