Bike Van Buren XXXI

AUGUST 19-20, 2017

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend while exploring all of the historic Villages of Van Buren. This is a casual, family-oriented bicycle ride through Van Buren County, Iowa. You'll enjoy some of the finest hospitality around with SAG support and numerous food/drink stops along the route.
Weekend mileages will be announced at a later date and online registration will be available in April.

 

Special Activities include:

KEOSAUQUA LIONS BREAKFAST, both Saturday and Sunday from 6:30am-9:30am in Keosauqua City Park.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD CLINIC on Friday evening at 5:00pm and 6:00pm at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Beach House.

Beat the heat and try something new this summer at the Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic. You can reserve
your hour session for some paddling as the day winds down. The session will open with directions from
a certified instructor with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources then participants will be able to
put their skills to the test on the water. Sessions will begin at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Any participants
under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event
cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. There is no cost, however, Preregistration
is required and participation is limited. The clinic is open to all but children under the age of
18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants may register by calling (641)-919-6822 or emailing
dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com.

 TOOLS OF THE PAST on Saturday at 6:00pm at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park.

How Did They Do That?! For thousands of years preindustrial populations hunted and farmed in Iowa.These people had to make everything they needed from string to houses. Join Cherie E. Haury-Artz, Archaeology Technician Specialist at the Office of the State, as she describes various prehistoric technologies. She will have materials to examine so participants can experiment with how they were used. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. There is no cost and Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call (641)-919-6822 or email dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com.

 
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