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Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-Shenandoah in Full Bloom

Shenandoah, IA: Page County (Our 30th County!) Another longtime friend of RAGBRAI is gearing up for another round of riders rolling through in July. Summer is a great time to visit Page County, and the annual two-wheeled invasion of Iowa has made the area even more busy. Overnight #2 is loaded with history and ready to make more… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-Shenandoah in Full Bloom

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Outdoors All Year · South Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: Lakeside in Leon

Leon, IA: Decatur County (Our 28th County!) Here we go again, riders! Our RAGBRAI-2015 scouting series was so successful, we said “RAGBRAI-2016….Hell yea! Let’s do it again!” Needless to say we had a blast last year visiting all the overnight towns on the Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa. We had absolutely no doubt that 2016 would be just as amazing. Part 1 of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: Lakeside in Leon

#RAGBRAI · East Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 2 of 8: “Crafting” Our Way Through Downtown Davenport

Davenport, IA: Scott County We make the trek to RAGBRAI (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bicycle-Ride-Across-Iowa) 2015’s eighth and final overnight locale for the second installment of The Iowa Gallivant’s scouting of this proud Iowa tradition. The late July hum of bike tires, the sunny glare off of colorful headgear, and the sound of craft beer taps hard at work… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 2 of 8: “Crafting” Our Way Through Downtown Davenport

Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Museums and History

Go West, Monie & JayJay-Scratching the Surface of Grinnell (Part 1 of 2)

Grinnell, IA: Poweshiek County (Our 14th County!) “Go West, young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles.” ” —Josiah Bushnell Grinnell [3] Good ole Josiah eventually took this famous advice way back in the mid 1800’s. He would go on to be the founder of a central… Continue reading Go West, Monie & JayJay-Scratching the Surface of Grinnell (Part 1 of 2)

#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Museums and History

Scouting RAGBRAI-Part 1 of 8: 24 Hours Inside Iowa River Landing

Coralville, IA: Johnson County The Register’s-Annual-Great-Bicycle-Ride-Across-Iowa (RAGBRAI) has spoken! The 2015 route has been announced and The Iowa Gallivant will be scouting all 8 overnight stops. We begin with the 7th overnight locale that’s conveniently close to our headquarters in Hills- Iowa River Landing in Coralville, one of Johnson County’s premiere destinations for dining, shopping,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Part 1 of 8: 24 Hours Inside Iowa River Landing

East Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year

The Iowa City Expedition-Part Five: Trueblood’s Winter Escape

Iowa City, IA: Johnson County The previous cold spell is still fresh on many Iowans minds. On this day the mercury hit 42 degrees and the locals were out in full force to soak it all up before the next front hits. Team Goodvin was in on the action too. Another few degrees higher and… Continue reading The Iowa City Expedition-Part Five: Trueblood’s Winter Escape