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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

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Sat Mar 09 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Bike World | West Des Moines (New Location!)
West Des Moines, IA

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Bike World

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RAGBRAI co-founder John Karras turns 89 years young this March. Please join us at the new West Des Moines shop on Saturday, March 9th from 3pm - 4:30pm as we honor and celebrate John's birthday. We will have cupcakes for the first 89 people, and light refreshments for all.

A BIT ABOUT JOHN KARRAS:
John Karras (aka Grandpa RAGBRAI) has forever changed the sport of cycling in Iowa and beyond. His crazy idea of inviting readers of The Des Moines Register to join him and fellow columnist Don Kaul in a week long ride across Iowa spawned a cycling culture that has been unbelievable. RAGBRAI has produced an enthusiasm for the sport unlike anywhere else in the United States.

This excitement for cycling has led to the extensive trail systems in Iowa that we currently enjoy, in addition to the trails we know have multiple organized rides every week during the cycling season. Another offshoot from this Karras effect has been the birthing of cycling advocates who work tirelessly on behalf of cyclists everywhere.

GIFTS FOR JOHN
The cycling community has been working hard to raise the funds for a RAGBRAI Founder's Statue. That goal is within sight, and we encourage birthday gifts to be given in the form of a donation to the project. As part of Bike World's gift, we will match cumulative donations up to $2500 during this event. Learn more about the project: https://ragbrai.com/about/ragbrai-founders-statue/

Beyond a donation, if you'd like to give something, feel free to bring a birthday card to the celebration. Can't make the event but still want to donate or give a card to John? Mail / drop off your card or donation to...

Bike World
ATTN: Bif Ridgway
5003 EP True Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265

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Bike World | West Des Moines (New Location!)

5003 EP True Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Free to attend.

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bif@bikeworldiowa.com

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