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RAGBRAI Route Party, One of Three Reasons To Be In Des Moines In January


RAGBRAI Route Party, One of Three Reasons To Be In Des Moines In January
Published on December 15, 2012Email To Friend    Print Version

Mark you calendars for some FUN the last weekend of January in Des Moines. Find out more about Iowa Cycling, Trails, Bike Shops, new places to go and ride your bike as well as some cool apparel by Iowa folks, then a throw-down at the RAGBRAI Announcement Party. thumbs_dmrdc5_63chgg5njhj117y3nrd_original.jpgBuy your tickets now!.

_.pngIowa Bicycle Summit
[January 25 and 26 - Iowa Events Center]
The 2013 Iowa Bicycle Summit will roll into Des Moines on January 25 and 26 at the Iowa Events Center. The Iowa Bicycle Summit is the education conference that trains engineers, community officials, and advocates on how to build better bicycle facilities. This year the Iowa Bicycle Summit will focus on the new AASHTO Bike Guide. Training will be provided by Tom Huber, from Toole Design and Arthur Ross from the City of Madison, Wisconsin.

In addition, there will concurrent sessions on trails and trail design. Finally, the Iowa Bicycle Summit will have a new session on funding. The session will be similar to speed dating, where participants will have the opportunity to meet in small groups with funding coordinators.

The Iowa Bicycle Summit is the must-attend workshop if your community is building, designing, or planning a trail or bike lane or more bicycle facilities

Check out the list of speakers. Be sure to check out Session 18, at 2 p.m. where speaks.

Thumb_expo.pngIowa Bike Expo
[January 26 - Iowa Events Center]
Iowa Bicycle Expo is gearing up for January 26, 2013 in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center. Last year, over 3,000 people attended.

This event is FREE and open to the public. If you are looking for bicycle equipment, destinations, events, and more this is the event you want to attend. We will have trail, event, and equipment exhibitors from all over the country. There will also be educational seminars helping you get in touch with bike advocacy, find the latest consumer trends, and learn about new places to ride.

[BIKEIOWA Note: This was by far the best cycling expo Iowa has seen! 2012 brought a great bunch of vendors from bike shops to trails, to events, apparel, staycations and plenty other eye-candy and ways to stay fit. If you are coming for the RAGBRAI Announcement Party, you best come early and check out the expo too!]

Discover all the cool vendors who will be there.

Thumb_part.pngRAGBRAI Route Announcement Party
[January 26 - Iowa Events Center]
Wanna party in January like it is July? Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party on January 26, 2013 at the Iowa Events Center Vets Auditorium in Des Moines. The evening will feature live music with a special performance Johnny Holm Band.

Yep - this is where you will find out first-hand what the 2013 RAGBRAI XLI Route will be!
You know registration is already open don't ya?

Live and Silent Auctions, "Guess the Route" Raffles, Free Beer + cash bar and a Special Commemorative Souvenir Gift for all who attend.

Find out more at:

webragbraisunrw13237_530x353.jpgThe above RAGBRAI XLI logo 
Designed by Suzanne Milosevich, one the top graphic artist for The Des Moines Register, RAGBRAI recently unveiled its logo for 2013. The state of Iowa has the number one bicycle tour in the land and we also are first in the nation in pork production. No other ride in the world combines pigs and bikes like RAGBRAI. Check out the new apparel featuring the RAGBRAI XLI logo at the  


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