BACooN RIDE to Match Funds Raised to Pave Guthrie Trail Crossings

Riders traverse a section of gravel road along the Racoon River Valley Trail as part of the Bacoon Ride on Saturday, June 28, 2014, southeast of Panora, Iowa.

Anyone riding the Raccoon River Valley Trail might remember the gravel road trail crossings.  Some are improved with concrete crossings and some were, well… you might just want to walk your bicycle.  Last year, Bacoon Riders raised over $5,000 of matching funds for Dallas County. This year the BACooN Ride is raising money for Guthrie County crossings.

The BACooN Ride is pledging to match the first $2,500 that Bacoon Riders contribute to the Pave the Crossings Campaign.  Anyone who wants paved crossings can contribute at

Individual riders who donate the most money to the fundraiser by the 2015 ride will receive the KOB or QOB (King/Queen Of Bacoon) designation similar to the KOM designation in bicycle races. The team with the highest fundraising will be designated as KOR (King of the Raccoon). ​