Gay Lea Wilson Trail Extension Opens Tomorrow

A long-awaited piece of the Gay Lea Wilson Trail Extension will open tomorrow, October 30, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The extension connects Ankeny to Des Moines, Pleasant Hill and Altoona and completes a trail that was begun in 1992. When finished it will connect to the Chichaqua Valley Trail and the 110-mile Central Iowa
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Iowa DOT Wants Public Input to Develop Plan for Bicycles and Pedestrians

by Bill Petroski, Des Moines Register Iowa Department of Transportation officials are requesting public input at six public meetings into the development of a new statewide plan for bicycle and pedestrian transportation This plan will build upon the Iowa DOT’s long-range strategy for multi-modal transportation over the next three decades, Iowa in Motion – Planning
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Iowa DOT kicks off new statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Long-Range Plan #IowaBikePlan

The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking public input into the development of a new statewide plan for bicycle and pedestrian transportation at six public input meetings and online. The Iowa DOT is committed to expanding opportunities and further improving conditions for bicycling and walking across the state. The new Bicycle and Pedestrian Long-Range Plan
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Spazmatics to Play 2014 RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party! Tickets and Tables Now Available

2014 RAGBRAI Route Announcement PartySaturday, January 25, 20147-8pm (VIP & IBC Members Entrance)8pm (General Admission Doors Open)The Grand BallroomIowa Events Center in Downtown Des Moines(top floor of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center)  Be there as the RAGBRAI XLII overnight towns are revealed for the 42nd ride across Iowa!  Join us for the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party benefitting the Iowa
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Iowa CTG Active Community Design Toolkit

The Iowa Department of Public Health has posted the Iowa CTG Active Community Design Toolkit we distributed at the September 26th CTG Mark Fenton Workshop to our Iowa CTG website. To download, please visit http://www.idph.state.ia.us/CTG/SafeAndHealthyEnvironments.aspx and scroll down to the last section of the page. Thanks again for sharing your time and expertise with our Iowa CTG communities!
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All Portions of the Sac and Fox Trail Now Open

The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce the reopening of the Sac and Fox Trail. This is the first time in the last few seasons that the trail has been fully open due to the sewer project and spring floods. Parks Operations’ construction crews have completed spring flood damage repairs. In
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Congratulations Andrea & Gavin!

Congratulations to Andrea Connolly and Gavin Jarus who were married this week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! Andrea has worked with RAGBRAI in many roles over the past seven years including an internship and working in the RAGBRAI Information and Merchandise trailers.  She is part of the Connolly family of RAGBRAI Crew members that include her
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2013 Rider Cup Award: Adaptive Sports Iowa Team

A physical disability or visual impairment should not be a barrier to anyone that wants to experience RAGBRAI.  That is the philosophy of the Adaptive Sports Iowa Team, the winners of the 2013 Rider Cup. For the past twenty two years, the Rider Cup Award has been presented to the club or team that best
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