Tour the Raccoon

A Great Ride – A Great Value

Your friends at the Des Moines Cycle Club invite you to participate in the club’s signature bike ride, The Tour the Raccoon. This two day tour is designed for cyclists of all levels, from families looking for a great way to spend a weekend together, to the experienced cyclist adding base miles. All of the pass-through towns along the way look forward to being your hosts for this fun, family event. Our overnight town of Jefferson is hosting their very popular Bell Tower Festival the same weekend, so there will be plenty of food, drink and activities for everyone.

The Tour the Raccoon can be ridden entirely on central Iowa’s smooth, paved and virtually flat trail system. Starting in 2013, Saturday we will be riding the all new North Loop so we’ll be visiting for the first time the towns of Dallas Center, Minburn, Perry, Dawson and Jamaica. Sunday will come back the traditional route via Cooper, Herndon, Yale, Panora, Linden, Redfield, Adel, Ortonville and Waukee. 15 great towns in just two days. All on paved trails making this event a great way to get the entire family into cycling. But 60+ miles of riding per day requires training and should not be taken lightly.

We’re looking forward to riding with all of you…see you there!

-Des Moines Cycle Club