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Jul 21-27; RAGBRAI XLVII . Register’s Annual Great Bike Rade Across Iowa. Ride will begin in Council Bluffs, with overnight stops in Atlantic, Winterset, Indianola, Centerville, Fairfield, Burlington, ending in Keokuk. Interesting twist for 2019 is a full day’s ride along the Mississippi River. Route is 427 miles long, with 14,735 feet of climb (eighth flattest in history). http://ragbrai.com/
Jul 27-Aug 3; Great River Rumble (GRR). Annual weeklong paddle with shuttles, campsites, meals, & gear transport. 2019 route will include 106 miles on lower Cedar River, Iowa River, thru Lock & Dam 18 on the Mississippi to Burlington. http://www.riverrumble.org/
Join us for the 32nd annual Cedar River Festival Group Festival
Sunday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. will be the Festival with local live music and craft vendors at
Spicoli’s Reverb – Live Music and Bar Arcade.
Check back for specific times for the events! :)
Aug 8-18; Iowa State Fair, Des Moines. Visit IDNR Building & Courtyard, with River Programs, Water Trails, & Project Aware displays. Also find inspiration in the Photography Salon exhibit. http://www.iowastatefair.org/
Sunset & Music Cruise ~ 7 PM ~ Rock Creek~ This will be a special cruise with little chat and home spun music from local musicians.
Register after August 4th by calling 563-259-1876.
Riverside Community Fire Jam ~ 8 PM ~ Sherman Park ~ Local talents will gather around a fire near the shelter for some home spun music. There will be fix-ins for smores while supplies last. All comers are welcome.
We’ll be crossing the channel into protected waters then follow the Illinois shore and cross to Albany and Beaver Islands, making our landing at Camanche, Iowa. Plan on paddling as this permits us more and longer breaks. We will supply paddle craft (possibly voyageur canes), gear and shuttle drivers back to their rides. Participants are responsible for their own water, hat, sun screen & glasses, food and any other gear they require.
This is a intermediate trip and requires paddling skills. We may be exposed to undesirable weather so be set for adventure.
Register online at mycountyparks.com/County/Clinton/Events.
We’ll meet at the Camanche, Iowa’s 8th Ave boat ramp Iowa and continue our 18th century style trip imagining a wild Mississippi, landing where possible to stretch and cool off. It’s 5 miles through Swan, Hansen and Sodus Sloughs. Plan on paddling as this permits us to take more and longer breaks. We will supply paddle craft (possibly voyageur canoes), gear and shuttle drivers back to their rides. Participants are responsible for their own water, hat, sun screen, food, glasses, and any other gear they require.
This is an intermediate trip and requires paddling skills. We may be exposed to undesirable weather so be set for an adventure.
Register online at mycountyparks.com/County/Clint
Aug 19-23; Iowa Mussel Blitz on Wapsipinicon River near Central City. Volunteers are welcome to assist this annual project, with or without mussel experience. Contact Iowa DNR Fisheries Biologist Scott Gritters firstname.lastname@example.org