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  • Posted Sep 13, 2008

Saturday October 11, 2008 - Ride the distance in memory of Dr. Bob Breedlove. Two routes offered with proceed going toward trail improvements

Enjoy an early fall ride through the countryside, trails and small towns west and northwest of Des Moines, in memory of our friend, Dr. Bob Breedlove, who lost his life in Colorado while competing in his sixth Race Across America in June of 2005. Proceeds go to the Dr. Breedlove Memorial Fund for Trail Improvements. Past news about Dr. Bob | More Ride Info
Registration Information [Sorry, the online registration has closed. you can still sign-up at the ride.] Register by October 1, 2008 and receive a $5 discount ($25 after Oct 1st) . All pre-registered riders receive an official ride t-shirt. Walk-up registrations are welcome. Limited t-shirt sizes may be available to late registrants.
Check-In Check-in at Bike World West, 60th and Ashworth in West Des Moines, begins at 6:00 a.m. the morning of the ride. Pick up your registration materials and t shirts, or late register at that time. The ride begins at or about 7:00 a.m.
Routes The 60 mile route will go west on Ashworth Road, south to Booneville, then out F90 (Grand Ave.) to its end; P58 North to F31, east through Minburn to R16; through Dallas Center to Hickman Road and back to West Des Moines on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. The 120 mile route will follow the same route to F31, but there it will turn west and take F31, P46, F25, P30 and E57 up to Cooper, where the ride returns to West Des Moines on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Route maps will be available at Check-in.
Services Repairs will be available on the road portions of the route and “on call” for the trail at intersecting towns. Water stops will be available at approximately 20 mile intervals unless there is a nearby town with a convenience store service station. Bring two water bottles. Sag services will be available “on call” after noon (except for emergencies) on the road portion of the route and where the trail intersects a town. The “on call” contact numbers will be on the route maps.
For more information
  • Check out www.bikeworldiowa.com 515-222-1880
  • Call or email Molly Breedlove-Wince 515-224-3974 mbwince@gmail.com

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