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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Sat Jan 27 2024 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

WHERE

Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, IA

WHO

RAGBRAI & Iowa Bicycle Coalition

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Join us as we announce the RAGBRAI LI Route in downtown Des Moines on January 27, 2024. 

Anchoring the Iowa Bike Expo, the Route Announcement Party will be sure to fill your winter blues with great company, food, drinks and entertainment.

Be one of the first to know the best kept secret in Iowa! The 2024 RAGBRAI route.

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THINK YOU KNOW WHERE THE 2024 ROUTE IS HEADED?

Do you think you can pick the eight overnight towns for RAGBRAI® LI? You’ll have a chance to enter the contest and see how close you come. In the past, we actually have had people who picked all of the towns correctly. Guess we will have to make it tougher to guess them!
Whoever correctly chooses the most overnight towns in order will receive a RAGBRAI LI Kit for free! Second and third place winners will receive the RAGBRAI LI Town T-Shirt.
 
CONTEST BEGINS JANUARY 3rd, 2024! STAY TUNED FOR HOW TO ENTER. 

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LIVE MUSIC from "Bad Friends"


Bad Friends is a cover band specializing in an eclectic mix of rock, indie, and pop hits, delivering a live show meant to keep the party going. From classic rock and new wave to grunge and current pop, Bad Friends plays all the songs you want to hear live. Audiences rave about the live show full of popular tunes that they will sing and dance to. Led with soaring vocals by Eric McCoy, they cover artists like Tom Petty, Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tracy Chapman, The Killers, Queen and Bruno Mars. The Des Moines-based band has been together for over a decade, playing on a variety of stages such as Jalapeño Pete’s at the Iowa State Fair, Eldora Rock ‘N Row Adventures, the Bacoon Ride in Waukee, and Beaverdale Fallfest. Rounding out the rest of the band is Alex Rooney on the guitar; Zach Rohlwing on the bass and keys; and Evan Davis on drums and sound effects.  WATCH VIDEO

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Proceeds benefit the Iowa Bicycle Coalition

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is a statewide nonprofit organization that advocates for safe, accessible, and enjoyable cycling for Iowans of all backgrounds and abilities. We work to protect you and your family while bicycling, whether on trails or roads, by passing legislation and promoting bicycle-friendly design and bicycle infrastructure in our communities. We work to educate Iowans on bicycle safety by partnering with schools and the DOT with our Safe Routes to School program. We also work with kids to train them to use bicycles safely at bike rodeos.

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition will be hosting a Silent Auction at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party. Donate to the Silent Auction here. Your kindness and generosity will help elevate the voice of cyclists to be more effective at the capitol in enacting bicycle focused safety legislation. All contributions are matched by RAGBRAI through the end of the year.

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Donate to the Silent Auction


The Silent Auction returns for 2024 at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party on January 27th, 2024. This is a great opportunity to get some incredible items while supporting the Iowa Bicycle Coalition’s mission to further bicycle advocacy.
https://www.iowabicyclecoalition.org/silent-auction-2024/

Route

You'll find out that night!

Venue

Iowa Events Center

730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Registration

Admission includes:

  • Heavy appetizers
  • Free Beer (while supplies last)
  • Free 51st anniversary carabiner mug
  • Access to RAGBRAI LI merchandise
  • Live music
  • Be one of the first to know the 2024 route

$55 per person or $500 per table of 10. 

 

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