RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party

Do you want to know the 2017 RAGBRAI Route?  Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party on January 21, 2017.  This year the big event is back at the Iowa Events Center.  We are featuring the entertainment of the Nadas, a popular Iowa rock band that will keep you moving.

Everybody is admitted at 7 PM.  If you aren’t an Iowa Bicycle Coalition member, that is OK. Non-member tickets cost $5 extra, or you can join the Iowa Bicycle Coalition when you purchase your ticket.

The event will feature a giant silent auction, music, free beverage (while supplies last), and the announcement of the overnight towns on the RAGBRAI route in 2017.

Tables are available, VIP tickets, and general admission. TICKETS


We are doing mobile bidding again this year and you know this is going to be a lot of fun.  You can use the mobile website to bid or you can download the handbid app.  It will be much easier to download before the party and start bidding now. If you don’t have a smartphone, iPads will be on hand, along with volunteers to help you bid.

We also won’t have lines to checkout.  You will be able to do it right on your phone.  You can setup your secure credit card checkout before the event begins.  When the auction ends, show your receipt on your phone and you are ready to go.


 

Purchase your tickets or tables early.  This is sure to be a sell-out event.

 

LOCATION:

Iowa Events Center
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Bike Expo

Coming to Des Moines Early?   Attend the Iowa Bicycle Expo from 10 AM to 5:30 PM at the Iowa Events Center.

In addition to live music and the RAGBRAI route announcement, this special night will feature:

Silent Auctions on Great Cycling Items
Door Prizes
Wine Pull
“Guess the Route” Raffles
Iowa Bicycle Coalition Updates
Complimentary Drafts (also a Cash Bar)
Special Commemorative Souvenir Gift
Fun for ALL!

Tickets

All proceeds from the event benefit the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition builds partnerships, educates Iowans, and helps to establish
safe and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks throughout Iowa.

Hotels

Quality Inn & Suites Event Center, 929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 phone: 515-282-5251

Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown – Mercy Area, 1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50314  515 2830151 Link for Reservation

Hyatt Place, 418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 1-800-634-3839  Link for Reservation (Code G-BIKE)

Airport

Des Moines International Airport, 5800 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321, (515) 256-5050, http://www.dsmairport.com 

 

Driving Directions

From Interstate 35 from the North:
Follow I-235 West into Downtown Des Moines and take the Third Street Exit to the Iowa Events Center.

From Interstate 35 from the South:
Merge onto I-235 East exit and travel east towards Downtown Des Moines. Take the downtown exit and proceed to the Third Street exit.

From Interstate 80 from the East:
Headed west on I-80, take the I-235 West exit and continue towards Downtown Des Moines. Take the 3rd Street exit (Downtown Des Moines) and go south to the Iowa Events Center complex. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance.

From Interstate 80 from the West:
Headed east on I-80, take the I-235 East exit and continue towards Downtown Des Moines. Take the Iowa Events Center Exit (Third Street) and turn right. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance of our complex.