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With 10 years of RRVT banquets, a lot of good has happened

The 10th banquet is set Saturday, Feb. 18, and that prompts us to reflect on how the speakers, auctions, entertainment & camaraderie have made these annual get-togethers a tradition. The banquet is the only annual fundraiser of the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association & and by netting more than $110,000 over the years, the events have enabled the association to make our 89-mile paved trail one of the best-known in the U.S. That's meant more trail users & more economic development for our area.

We’ll All Get Rich at RRVT’s Feb. 18 Banquet!

What we mean to say is that livewire Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery, will be guest speaker at the 10th annual banquet of the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association. The event is set Feb. 18 at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel. Rich, an outstanding storyteller & promoter, is a native of the tiny town of Cooper on the RRVT. He is also a dedicated newcomer to bicycling & has become an enthusiastic advocate for our recreational trails. Tickets are available now.

Hot topic at BRR? "Connector" trail between RRVT & HTT

More than 2,000 bicyclists participated in the 40th "Bike Ride to Rippey" on Saturday, Feb. 4, an event sponsored by the Perry Chamber of Commerce. The ride's headquarters was at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, and interest was high at the informational booth where volunteers explained the proposed 9-mile trail between the Raccoon River Valley Trail and High Trestle Trail.

Raccoon River Valley Trail Banquet - Register Now

Please join us for the annual RRVT Trail Banquet! Saturday, February 18th at the West Des Moines Marriott 1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA. Please submit RSVP by February 10th, 2017.