Fridays & Saturdays
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
June 17, 2017
The 4th annual BACooN RIDE, the bacon festival-on-wheels that covers the 71-mile loop on the Raccoon River Valley Trail, is set for Saturday, June 17. It's starting in Waukee, just as it has in the past, but this time it'll go counter-clockwise around the loop. The event is sponsored by RAGBRAI, the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, with proceeds supporting the bicycle coalition, the RAGBRAI "Dream Team" and other good causes. You can get full information and online registration by clicking here.
July 2, 2017
Relay For Life of Dallas County is hosting a fundraising "Bike For Life" poker ride on the Raccoon River Valley Trail on Sunday, July 2, from Caboose Park in Perry, The park is located at the corner of Willis Ave. and 1st Street in Perry, which is 30 minutes northwest of Des Moines on Iowa Highway 141.
Lunch with homemade treats will be served beginning at 12 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for the top two poker hands, with cards being picked up at designated stops along the RRVT between Perry and Dallas Center.
Download the registration form HERE. You can register at the ride beginning at 9 a.m., with the 26-mile round-trip ride scheduled between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Tammy Wallace at 515-465-3618 or 515-201-1033.