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January 27, 2018

RAGBRAI announces route at party in Des Moines

The route of the 2018 RAGBRAI – that’s the “Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa” – will be announced during a big party at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines. This year’s ride, the 46 th , is scheduled for July 22-28. You can get complete information and purchase party tickets online right here: https://ragbrai.com/events/ragbrai-route- announcement-party/.

May 12, 2018

6th Market to Market Relay Iowa on RRVT!

Market to Market Relay Iowa will attract about 3,000 runners on 375 teams on Saturday, May 12, for a 75-mile race from the courthouse square in Jefferson to the Court Avenue Historic District in downtown Des Moines.  This will be the 6th year that Market to Market Relay has used the full length of the Raccoon River Valley Trail for most of its race route.  It includes 17 relay exchange zones.  For more registration and online registration, use this link: Market to Market Relay Iowa will attract about 3,000 runners on 375 teams on Saturday, May 12, for a 75-mile race from the courthouse square in Jefferson to the Court Avenue Historic District in downtown Des Moines.  This will be the 6th year that Market to Market Relay has used the full length of the Raccoon River Valley Trail for most of its race route.  It includes 17 relay exchange zones.  For more registration and online registration, use this link: https://www.markettomarketrelay.com/locations/iowa/.

Fridays & Saturdays

Live music at the Hotel Pattee along RRVT

The Hotel Pattee, which the Raccoon River Valley Trail goes right in front of in the town of Perry, presents live music most Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.   (The occasional Thursday, too.)  The shows are outdoors in Soumas Court if the weather is good, or inside the hotel if it's not.  As you've probably heard, trail users are the No. 1 marketing target of Hotel Pattee owners Jay and Denise Hartz, so pedal on in for the music, and also for great dining, desserts and overnight accommodations.  You can monitor the musical line-up right here: http://www.hotelpattee.com/music--events.html

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