Valley Junction organizing RAGBRAI street party for West Des Moines stop

Thousands of cyclists will pass through West Des Moines July 23 for the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. The Valley Junction Foundation will be organizing a West Des Moines street party along Fifth Avenue, where many cyclists are expected to stop for a break on their 49.9 mile stretch from Perry to Des
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Who’s Riding RAGBRAI this Summer?

The participants of RAGBRAI XLI come from all 50 states and Washington, DC. 78 riders come from 18 foreign countries. The foreign countries are: Albania, Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. 39.8% of the riders are from
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Where the Ride Takes Us: Giving Joy to Those Who ‘Sacrifice in Silence’

In honor of National Bike Month, we’re spotlighting how bicycles are tools for personal empowerment, social justice and community development with our “Where the Ride Takes Us” web series. Today’s post comes from Mark Smith, co-founder of Bikes for Goodness Sake. Do you remember that feeling as a kid when you got your first bike? A
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