October 17, 2018

Route Announcement Party

Do you want to know the 2019 RAGBRAI Route?  Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party on January 26, 2019. Doors open 7 PM. The event will feature great music, free beverage (while supplies last), and the announcement of the overnight towns on the RAGBRAI route in 2019.  In addition to live music and the RAGBRAI route announcement, this special night will feature a Silent Auction; Door Prizes; Wine Pull; “Guess the Route” Raffles; Special Commemorative Souvenir Gift; and Fun for ALL!

SILENT AUCTION

We are doing mobile bidding again. If you don’t have a smartphone, iPads will be on hand, along with volunteers to help you bid. With mobile bidding, we won’t have lines to check out. You will be able to do it right on your phone.  You can set up 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. Check back for the link to get started.


CAN YOU VOLUNTEER?

We need some help to make this event successful. Check back for volunteer opportunities.


WHO BENEFITS?

All proceeds from these events benefit the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and our programs, like Safe Routes to SchoolShare the Road with Bikes in Driver EducationLegislative & Policy Advocacy, and more. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition builds partnerships, educates Iowans, and helps to establish safe and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks throughout Iowa. We are a member and donor-supported organization. Click to join the Iowa Bicycle Coalition for $35 and support our work.


 

LOCATION:

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

Hotels

Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center, 929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309, Reservation Link, Phone: 515-282-5251

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, 401 Locust Street Des Moines Iowa 50309, Reservation Link, Phone: 515-244-2151

Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown – Mercy Area, 1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50314, Phone: 515-283-0151

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.