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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lake View throws RAGBRAI bash

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Fear Factor, laser video show, talent review, petting zoo and live bands

Everyone is welcomed to "SAIL INTO LAKE VIEW" on Sunday, July 25.

The City of Lake View is anticipating the arrival of about 10,000 bicycle riders and 5,000 support people associated with RAGBRAI XXXII. "This is the town's third time hosting RAGBRAI and locals are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones," organizer Tom Kiernan said.

The first experience was RAGBRAI III, and Lake View hosted again nine years ago - the biking crowd has grown much larger since then.

The riders will enter Lake View on Perkins Ave from the South, greeted by sailboats, banners, and various bicycle decorations all through town.

There will be many types of food everywhere. All of the churches are providing meals along with community groups and the beer garden. All restaurants will be serving full meals in addition to special menu items.

There are fun things to do for all ages. Starting at 2 at the Stone Piers on the town bay there will be a Variety Show with hometown talent followed by a wonderful performance by the "Faith Bible Praise Band" at 4:30 and then "Kountertop" live band at 6:00.

Downtown on Main Street there will be family games starting at 4. Everyone can register to participate in the Fear Factor Family Games from 2 to 4.

There will be musical groups performing in the gazebo and a wonderful petting zoo. Try your skills at riding a mechanical bull or climbing a rock wall - have fun with the Strolling Tubadore who entertains at many RAGBRAI events.

At 9 p.m. on Main Street the Video-Laser Light Show will combine music and lights for a fantastic spectacle for all ages to enjoy.

On the Main Stage on Main Street right by the Men's Club Beer Garden the local band "SALAMAGUNDI" will play from 5 until 11 p.m.

All of the Lake View businesses are gearing up to have specials and sales. Many of them will be providing other services or food and beverages.

"Come to Blackhawk Lake. Ride the shuttles or ride your bike - either way it will be a great time," Kiernan said.