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RAGBRAI® Riders Having a Totally Tubular Tuesday in Valley Junction July 23

Posted July 23, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

Hop on your bike and grab your neon gear!  The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAIÒ) will be pedaling its way through West Des Moines on Tuesday, July 23rd, making a stop for a Totally Tubular Tuesday party in Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines.

Totally Tubular Tuesday will include multiple vendors, shops and restaurants in Valley Junction, a beer tent, and will be highlighted by the performance of three bands playing the best of the 80’s.  Scheduled entertainment includes:

11:30                   Abby Normal
1:30                   Comfort Zone
3:30                   Fahrenheit

Residents interested in attending festivities in Valley Junction should park at Hillside Elementary School located at the corner of 8th Street and Hillside Avenue where a shuttle bus will run a circuit from 10:00 am-5:00 pm dropping off passengers at the corner of Elm Street and 6th Street.

The route through West Des Moines will be Raccoon River Drive to Grand Avenue to Railroad Avenue to 5th Street to Elm Street to 4th Street to Railroad Avenue to 1st Street to Park Avenue entering Des Moines.  Roads will be open except for Railroad Avenue between 1st Street and 8th Street and 5th Street in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks.  Car traffic on 1st Street will be head to head in the two easternmost lanes with RAGBRAI riders using the two westernmost lanes.

Keep up to date on plans and activities by visiting  You can also ‘like” the Totally Tubular Tuesday Facebook page for additional updates.

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