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See our whole 89-mile trail in 8 minutes & 50 seconds!

This video tour follows “Team Bat,” a well-known RAGBRAI group, as they ride the full length of the Raccoon River Valley Trail and visit all 14 communities. The highly entertaining video, new in early 2015, received an “Award of Excellence” in the Iowa Motion Picture Awards in early May. The $15,000 project was completed with donations from many communities and organizations along the trail, and a $3,100 grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Director & videographer is Kent Newman, an award-winning documentary maker, and the producer is Kevin Wilbeck, of the RRVT Association.


Comments (4)

  1. Steve Porter:
    Jun 29, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Wonderful video! Cool photography with the drone and go-pro cams. Nice work, Kent Newman. Iowa can certainly be proud of the bike trail system it's developed. Makes me want to go back to my home state and check it all out!

  2. Robin Fortney:
    Nov 24, 2015 at 09:07 PM

    Well done, Kevin and Kent!! I love the RRVT and appreciate the addition of the eastern section that makes it a loop trail.

  3. Alan lovelady:
    Nov 25, 2015 at 07:43 AM

    Awesome video, Kevin! I knew "Team Bat"was fast, but not THAT fast! We cyclists are very fortunate to live in central Iowa. Bike Iowa forever!

  4. Mike Barbacovi:
    Sep 14, 2016 at 09:56 PM

    That is flat out excellent video. Very impressive and what a great tour of the trail and the cool towns along the way.

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