Sioux City RAGBRAI® Major Sponsors Announced

Sioux City RAGBRAI® Major Sponsors Announced

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa RAGBRAI®  will start its journey in Sioux City on Saturday, July 18th, with a kick-off party hosted at the Tyson Events Center, featuring Huey Lewis & The News.

The following area businesses are contributing to RAGBRAI’s success in Sioux City.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City – Welcoming Sponsor

Missouri River Historical Development (MRHD) – Main Stage Sponsor

Wells Enterprises – Party Booth Sponsor

Palmer Candy – Party Booth Sponsor

Mercy Medical Center – First Aid Stations Sponsor

State Steel – Recycling Sponsor

Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors – Information Booth Sponsor

Sue Bee Honey – Main Gate Sponsor

Jolly Time Popcorn – “I Love Bike Shorts” Sponsor

Great Southern Bank – Dip Site Sponsor

Great West Casualty Company – Dip Site Sponsor

Several businesses are providing items to the RAGBRAI Kick-Off event free of charge, including: RockTenn, Team Creative Fire, JD Gordon Creative Labs, SignPro, Diamond Vogel, and Absolute Screen Art.

Media sponsors for this year’s event include: KTIV, KCAU, KMEG/KPTH, CableOne, Powell Broadcasting, I Heart Media, WNAX, Avery Brothers, and the Sioux City Journal.

RAGBRAI is the largest and oldest bike-touring event in the country, with its original tour starting in Sioux City in 1973.  For more information on Sioux City’s RAGBRAI event go to www.ragbraisiouxcity.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/siouxcityragbrai, or follow us on Twitter @SCRagbrai.


 

MISSION STATEMENT: Through exciting activities, Sioux City will host a memorable, safe start to RAGBRAI, while offering riders a fun and enjoyable experience.

Paint like it’s 1973!

Paint like it’s 1973!

Join us at the Sioux City Art Center this weekend for a FREE painting event.

On Sunday, June 28th, we will be painting recycled bikes, which will be used to decorate Sioux City during RAGBRAI.

The event goes from 1p – 4p, and the paint is supplied.

We hope to see you there!

RAGBRAI Paint Like It's 1973

Kids Bicycle Rodeo set for Monday at Long Lines

Sioux City’s RAGBRAI® RIDE RIGHT committee, along with the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, will host a Bicycle Rodeo on Monday, June 8th starting at 5:30 p.m., in the Long Lines Family Recreation Center’s east parking lot.

Children age kindergarten through 5th grade are encouraged to attend this event, which promotes bicycle safety. Albrecht Bicycle Shop will be at the event performing bicycle inspections and a limited number of helmets will be given out to children in attendance. People interested in volunteering for this event can contact Bill Lane at BLANE@sioux-city.org.

RAGBRAI is the largest and oldest bike-touring event in the country, with its original tour starting in Sioux City in 1973.

Huey Lewis and The News to Kickoff RAGBRAI in Sioux City

Huey Lewis and The News to Kickoff RAGBRAI in Sioux City

 

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The Sioux City RAGBRAI Committee announced that Huey Lewis and The News will be the featured entertainment on Saturday, July 18 in the Tyson Event Center parking lots, the day before the ride departs from Sioux City to Davenport.

RAGBRAI participants will be admitted free into the concert by showing their RAGBRAI wristbands. Guest tickets are on sale now for $20.

The Grammy Award-winning band is truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 36th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling more than 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map.

The group has written and performed such classic Top Ten Hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Stuck With You”, “I Want A New Drug”, “If This Is It”, “Hip To Be Square”, “Do You Believe In Love”, and “Workin’ For a Livin’”. The band also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film Back To The Future. “The Power of Love”, nominated for an Academy Award, went to #1 on Billboard’s singles chart, and was a smash hit worldwide.

Huey Lewis & The News are: Huey Lewis (vocals and harmonica), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals) and John Pierce (bass). The live show features their long time horn section of San Francisco bay area luminaries: Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Marvin McFadden (trumpet), and Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).

VIP tickets will be available to sponsors of the Sioux City RAGBRAI event, which includes this concert. Please contact Melissa Lanzourakis or call 712.224.6423 for details.