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"Tour the Raccoon," hosted for the public by the Des Moines Cycle Club, is set for June 8-9 with the overnight stay in Jefferson in the middle of the annual Bell Tower Festival. The route for the weekend will use both loops of the Raccoon River Valley Tr

WAUKEE, Iowa, May 28, 2013 -- The completion of the new "north loop" on the Raccoon River Valley Trail is driving more interest than ever before in "Tour the Raccoon," the two-day ride on the trail sponsored by the Des Moines Cycle Club.  The fifth annual "tour" is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, and ride director Danny Kruzic of the bike club says well over 100 participants…

The Raccoon River Valley Trail showed really well for nearly 1,500 runners on the Market to Market Relay/Iowa event on Saturday, May 11. There is lots of photo coverage to come, but you can lead off by watching KCCI-TV News' story on the event in their S

ADEL, Iowa, May 12, 2013 --  We've got a lot of photo coverage coming from Saturday's Market to Market Relay/Iowa, which had nearly 1,500 runners on 210 relay teams using the full length of our Raccoon River Valley Trail for a 75-mile race from  downtown Jefferson to downtown Des Moines.  We'll start that off with an excellent story on KCCI-TV News, of Des Moines,  did on the event…

As the Raccoon River Valley Trail nears the completion of the new "north loop," KCCI-TV's Eric Hanson and Cortney Kintzer visited the trail towns of Herndon and Jamaica for a story the station aired on its Monday, April 8, evening newscast. We've got a l

HERNDON, Iowa, April 9, 2013 -- The progress on building the last few miles of the new "north loop" of the Raccoon River Valley Trail was featured Monday evening, April 8, on the KCCI-TV news.  The station had its award-winning reporting team of Eric Hanson and videographer Cortney Kintzer at work in the trail towns of Herndon and Jamaica earlier in the day.

The KCCI story…

Raccoon River Valley Trail communities are all set to host "Market to Market Relay/Iowa" this coming weekend with food, music & fun. It's a 75-mile foot race from the courthouse square in Jefferson, down the trails to downtown Des Moines, with 1,500 runn

JEFFERSON, Iowa, May 6, 2013 -- Nearly 1,500 runners are signed up to run on Saturday when the first "Market to Market Relay/Iowa" is held on the Raccoon River Valley Trail in west central Iowa and the trails of metro Des Moines.  The relay matches 210 teams, of seven members each, running 75 miles from the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower on the courthouse square in Jefferson, to…