Cedar Rapids & RAGBRAI® Announce "Celebrating 40 Years of Iowa" Event on July 26 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Pickar   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:05

Cedar Rapids, IA- On Thursday, July 26, 2012, the community of Cedar Rapids and the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa™ will host a celebration event to commemorate the 40 years of the oldest, largest and longest touring bicycle ride in the world.

Registered RAGBRAI riders and residents of Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities are invited to attend this special evening, “Celebrating 40 Years of Iowa”.

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett said, “We are honored to host RAGBRAI’s 40th Anniversary celebration in Cedar Rapids. As proud Iowans, it is a privilege to show thousands of visitors our Midwestern hospitality and community spirit.”

T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI Director said, “We are excited to celebrate 40 years with Iowans and the communities of Iowa who are the true backbone of this ride. Every year Iowans work to make 10,000 plus people feel at home and understand what life in Iowa is all about. We look forward to the working with the community of Cedar Rapids to host this event on July 26.”

Des Moines Register Media owns and produces RAGBRAI, a trek across Iowa that’s the world’s oldest, largest and longest annual bicycle ride. RAGBRAI riders will overnight in Sioux Center, Cherokee, Lake View, Webster City, Marshalltown, Cedar Rapids, Anamosa and Clinton this year.
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