Posts With Keyword ‘RAGBRAI’

Local Man Finishes Endurance Running Event

Posted: Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 5:56 am

A local resident recently took part in an endurance running event held in Des Moines.

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Knoxville Submits Application to be a Host City for Next Year’s RAGBRAI

Posted: Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Monday was the deadline for cities to submit an application to be a host city for the 2011 Register’s Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa, and Knoxville has put their name on that list.

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Pella Included Amongst Communities Bidding to Host RAGBRAI

Posted: Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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With the support of the city council expressed at a meeting earlier this month, the City of Pella is among the communities that have submitted bids to be included on the 2011 RAGBRAI route. The Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau submitted the application, and CVB Director Jill Vandevoort says it was important to have the city’s support on an event that will require many city resources.

Vandevoort also says the community’s experience hosting Tulip Time should help the city greatly in organizing a large-scale event like hosting RAGBRAI.

“Because we do host the Tulip Festival each year, we have a lot of non-profits [and] we have an amazing amount of volunteers that already assist us during that three day event,” said Vandevoort. “We’re going to pull a lot of volunteers from the community, but also look for some assistance from the [Tulip Time] Steering Committee and just have some of those things lined up and into play so it won’t take as much time and planning as it would for a community that doesn’t have a large festival each year.”

She adds that hosting RAGBRAI would also provide a great deal of exposure for Pella to a new and different audience.

“The media opportunity throughout the RAGBRAI event each year becomes bigger and bigger. It’s not just an Iowa event – it’s a national event – but there are an increasing amount of people who come from all over the world to participate,” said Vandevoort. “I think RAGBRAI has done a lot of changing for the better over the years, and it’s something that people really want to participate in.”

Pella is requesting to be an overnight host site for the ride, which will travel through southern Iowa in 2011. Pella hasn’t hosted RAGBRAI since the early 1980s.

Pella Council OKs Bid to Host RAGBRAI

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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The 38th Annual RAGBRAI may have wrapped up just a week ago, but Pella city leaders are already thinking about next year’s event.

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Riders Push Through Rain, Enter Final Day of RAGBRAI

Posted: Saturday, July 31st, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Just one day separates Brian Kendall from reaching his goal of completing his first-ever ride on RAGBRAI.

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One Day Left for Local Rider on RAGBRAI

Posted: Saturday, July 31st, 2010 at 5:58 am

Knoxville resident Brian Kendall has one day of riding left to finish his first-ever trip on RAGBRAI.

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Local Rookie Rider Conquers One of RAGBRAI’s Biggest Days

Posted: Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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With five days and at least 350 miles behind him, Brian Kendall is holding up just fine in his RAGBRAI debut.

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Brian Kendall Logs Extra Miles on First RAGBRAI

Posted: Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 5:57 am

Though it has been one of the longest stretches of this year’s RAGBRAI route, Brian Kendall is doing well through the fifth day of this week’s ride.

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Rookie Rider Reaches Midway Point on RAGBRAI

Posted: Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 5:58 am

For the thousands of cyclists on this year’s 38th annual RAGBRAI ride, yesterday marked the halfway point of the 450-mile route from one side of Iowa to the other.

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Kendall Passes Through Boyhood Home on RAGBRAI Route

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 5:57 am

Three days into his first ride on RAGBRAI, Knoxville resident Brian Ke Learn more here ndall is loving every mile of it.

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Two Days Down for Local Man’s First RAGBRAI Ride

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 5:57 am

Two days into his first-ever RAGBRAI, Knoxville resident Brian Kendall is going strong.

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Local Man Taking Part in First-Ever RAGBRAI

Posted: Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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The 38th annual bicycle ride from one side of the state to the other began in Sioux City on Sunday, as RAGBRAI put thousands of cyclists on Iowa’s roads for the week-long trek.

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Two Local Men Among Bring Separate Experiences to RAGBRAI

Posted: Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 5:57 am

Two Marion County residents with very different riding backgrounds are among the many local residents who began the 38th annual RAGBRAI yesterday in Sioux City.

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Local Rider Begins First RAGBRAI Today

Posted: Sunday, July 25th, 2010 at 5:57 am

The 38th annual bicycle ride from one side of the state to the other begins today, as RAGBRAI officially got rolling this morning in Sioux City.

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Vermeer Employees to Lead Second Annual Moped Ride Across Iowa

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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In the tradition of RAGBRAI, Vermeer Corporation is again offering their own opportunity to travel the state on two wheels – albeit in a less-tiring fashion.

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Pella Interested in Being RAGBRAI 2010 Stop

Posted: Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at 5:56 am

After thoughtful debate, the Pella City Council approved to apply to be a pass-through or overnight host site for RAGBRAI 2010

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