PERRY, Iowa, Feb. 7, 2017 -- The 40th "BRR" ride this past Saturday, Feb. 4, had a great turn out, with estimates of more than 2,000 riders pedaling the 24 miles from Perry to Rippey and back.
At BRR headquarters at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, those staffing a booth promoting the proposed "connector" trail between the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the High Trestle trail were (from left to right) Curt Cable, the Dallas County Conservation Board's natural resource manager; Mike Wallace, Dallas County Conservation director; and two members of the "Let's Connect" committee, Larry Meacham and Jill Brosnahan.
In addition to selling RRVT annual trail permits, the number one point of conversation and questions at the booth was the proposed 9-mile-long connector trail.
Wallace commented that he and staff have submitted three important grant applications over the last two months and that there was a very good return on the end-of-2016 fundraiser for mailed donations. “We are moving ahead in a positive direction but at a slow rate," he said. "We all wish the connector project was completed.”
Updates & information about donations are available right here: www.letsconnectdallascounty.com.