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Friday, 01 May 2009 08:20

Volksmarch and VW Auto Show


Saturday, 2 May 2009

At the German American Heritage Center

Hosted By:

The German American Heritage Center &

The Greater Des Moines Volkssports Association

Featuring the Davenport Farmer’s Market & The Bi-State Volkswagon Club Classic Auto Show

Volksmarch Information:

5K (3.1 Mile) & 10 K (6.2 Mile)

Non-Competitive Walk

Start/Finish Point: German American Heritage Center,712 W. 2nd Street,Davenport, Iowa 52802

Start Times: 8:00 AM to Noon. Finish: by 4:00 PM.

Trail Rating: The trail is rated a “1+”. The route will follow city sidewalks and the paved bike path along the Mississippi River. This year the walk features a classic VW Car Show on the GAHC grounds and the Davenport Farmer’s Market! The market closes at noon, so be there early!

Pets: Pets must be leashed and under control at all times.  Pets are not allowed inside buildings.

Award: A GAHC “B” Award will be available.

Refreshments/Restrooms: Water will be available at the start/finish location. In warm weather, it is always a good idea to carry water.  Restrooms are available at the turn-around point.

Eligibility: This event is open to everyone and family participation is encouraged.  All events are noncompetitive.  You participate at your own pace.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Registration for this event takes place at the GAHC start location beginning at 8:00 a.m.  The fee for participants seeking only walk credit is $3.00.  A “B” award is available from the GAHC gift shop for $6. Those who desire neither award nor credit may walk for $2.00.  Every person must register and begin with a walk card. The event will be held regardless of the weather and there will be no refunds in case of bad weather.

Stipulations: With registration for this event the participants accept the guidelines for AVA Volkssports events and agree to observe the principles of good sportsmanship.  All walkers must sign a Waiver and Release of Liability.

Contact: Michael Hustedde

c/o GAHC

712 W. Second Street

Davenport, Iowa  52802


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VW Auto Show Information:

The Bi-State Volkswagen Club is based in the Quad Cities area on the border of Illinois and Iowa.  We are a non-profit club formed to encourage and promote VW driving, restoration, and all around Volkswagen FUN.  Whatever your STYLE, be it stock, custom, or race-radical you will find others who know where you are coming from (or where to find the parts to get you there).  Ownership is NOT essential; ENTHUSIASM IS.  Club membership is open to anyone interested in VWs and is reasonably priced at $10.00 per year for a family membership.  Membership includes a monthly newsletter, a club window sticker, and discounted auto parts through FOREIGN CAR PARTS.  Club meetings are normally held on the second Sunday of each month.   Times and meeting places vary depending on the planned activity.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate at any and all meetings, events,functions, and activities.


Bi-State VW Club
Attn: Phil Vernon
237 W. 46th Street
Davenport, IA 52806

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