S: Pedal the Jewel
BC: Cory Hall
1: RAGBRAI in Grinnell July 28-29, 2011 | Special thanks to photograph contributers: Cory Hall Emily Schmitt Mark Godar Grinnell Herald Register | Design and layout: Tyler Banas Grinnell College Office of Community Enhancement & Engagement | R
2: The Arrival | Bicyclists begin arriving around 6:30 a.m.
3: All photos: Cory Hall | Steady flow of riders by 10:00 a.m. | Vehicle traffic arrives early.
4: Camping & Housing | Mark Godar | Emily Schmitt | Camping provided on college campus, Ahren's Park high school, and other public greenspace. Housing provided by many residents, as well as in college dorms.
5: Mark Godar | Mark Godar | Mark Godar | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | www.picasa.google.com | Just part of a complete signage plan. | Des Moines Register unloads rider baggage.
6: Volunteers | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | "Strong volunteer base anchors Grinnell event" -Grinnell Harald Register, August 4, 2011
7: Emily Schmitt | Can you spot the Volunteer? | Cory Hall | Mark Godar | Cory Hall | Emily Schmitt
8: Hospitality | Mark Godar | Fatigued riders relax after a shower at the College's athletic center.
9: All unmarked photos: Cory Hall | Grinnell Herald Register | The Mayor sports an official "Pedal the Jewel" shirt. | Volunteers glitter and decorate bicycles.
10: RAGBRAI Crowd
11: All unmarked photos: Cory Hall | Thousands of visitors! | Tyler Banas
12: Restaurants | Emily Schmitt | Emily Schmitt | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | The event provided a great opportunity for Grinnell to boast its eclectic restaurant scene.
13: Community Food Vendors | Emily Schmitt | Emily Schmitt | Cory Hall | Mark Godar | All offerings were provided exclusively by local restaurants, churches, Grinnell College, and other community vendors. | Grinnell Area Arts Council offered vegan food options.
14: Downtown | Cory Hall | "Grinnell represents the very best of what makes Iowa so special and we can't wait to share our city with riders." - Angela Harrington, President of Grinnell Chamber of Commerce
15: Grinnell College | All unmarked photos: Emily Schmitt | www.picasa.google.com | www.picasa.google.com | www.picasa.google.com | www.picasa.google.com
16: Emily Schmitt | Photo Ops | Media Coverage | "Bike Sculpture" made from donated bicycles decorated by children and art teachers. | Emily Schmitt
17: Aquatic Center | All unmarked photos: Cory Hall | Riders loved the cool oasis. | Grinnell Mutual Family
18: Family Fun | All unmarked photos : Cory Hall | Faulconer Gallery Glitter Truck | Arts Council Karaoke | Arts Council Face Painting
19: Turlach Ur | Emily Schmitt | Local bands jam together.
20: Live Entertainment | Emily Schmitt | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | Musicians and street performers entertain crowds throughout the day. | Other entertainment: Observatory tours, outdoor cartoon screening, bicycle decorating, sidewalk art, Taekwondo demonstration, National Guard rally, architecture tour, Faulconer Gallery exhibits.
21: Nightlife | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | Cory Hall | Mark Godar | Emily Schmitt | Cory Hall
22: Laser Show | Lasertainment of Minnesota puts on a spectacular show.
23: The Exodus | All photos: Cory Hall | Fans of Grinnell and Grinnell College wish riders well as they depart for Coralville.
24: Source: Grinnell RAGBRAI Publicity Committee | Maps | These maps were provided in the tabloid, foldable handouts, and online.