Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Your First Ragbrai

  Ragbrai started in 1973 as the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa and has become one of the oldest and longest bicycle tours in the world. The following are tips to help those who are new to the race which this year will be July 22nd-28th and to bicycling long distances in…

Quirky Des Moines #15 -The Greater Des Moines Grand Prix

When one thinks of Des Moines, Grand Prix racing doesn’t immediately come to mind. But for one weekend every year from 1989 to 1994, race cars could be seen zipping through city streets in an attempt to win the top prize. The Greater Des Moines Grand Prix started in 1989 and quickly gained a local…

Top Ten things brides and grooms need to remember on their big day

Brides have a reputation for going, well how to put this nicely, insane, on their wedding days. But both the bride and the groom could stand to remember a few basic things on their big day to make their day less stressful and prevent any future wars with family/friends. This isn’t the best day of…

6 Reasons to go to 80/35 this year

80/35 is a yearly 2 day music festival held downtown Des Moines at the Western Gateway Park and it will be held on July 6th and 7th this year. With both free and paid stages, you’ll easily find something you’ll enjoy. The following are reasons for those who have never been to 80/35 to consider…