The members of the First United Methodist church are opening their homes and hearts to the WHO Tractor riders. We have housing/tractor/trailer parking and a meal opportunity for participants/support/families of the WHO tractor ride. All proceeds go to the First United Methodist Church in Centerville. We will match your needs to our accommodations. Free meal with rental. Tax receipts will be available. If interested please call the church office: 641-856-3213 or e-mail your inquiry to email@example.com.
See accommodation list at centervillefirst.org
Tractor Ride Registration Auction - Friday, April 27th - 11:30 a.m. - 1p.m.
Listen to the WHO Big Show this Friday the 27th to buy your registration for the 2012 Tractor Ride in Centerville! The ride is full and has a waiting list so this is your opportunity to give to a charitable organization plus get you a coveted space on the 2012 Ride.
The auction will begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue through the Big Show until 1p.m.
Please call 515-284-1040 after 11:30 a.m. to place your bid for a WHO Tractor Ride registration.
We will action off 2 WHO Tractor Ride Registrations, and 2 WMT Tractor Ride Registrations.
2012 WHO Tractor Ride is SOLD OUT…Please call to put your name on the waiting list…515-245-8921
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In past years, the WHO Tractor Ride has divided riders by numbered groups. This year, we’ll divide you into groups by color. We’ve gone through the list, put you with your friends, and divided you into groups of 50 - 60. Due to the size of our Break and Lunch locations we cannot just let you go when you want to this year. Break locations have room for roughly 50 tractors, so groups will need to be about that size. You won’t be able to change around this year, as in past years, or we won’t fit!
We have 9 groups of tractors this year. To help keep us all in the right group, you’ll be given a colored number to place on your tractor. If you’re assigned a red tractor number, you’ll be required to ride only with the red group. There’ll still be lots of chances to spend time with riders from other groups when we’re not actually on the ride course.
We’ll be sending out your group assignment very soon. Look it over carefully and make sure you are in the group you plan to ride with all three days. If not, please call us ASAP at 515-245-8900 and ask for Pat. The tractors are divided by speed into 10, 12 and 14 mph groups. Group Leaders and Tail Drivers will stay the same, but we won’t have 11 and 13 mph groups this year…those two will be moved into 12 or 14 mph groups. It's something new, and it’ll work fine if we all ride with our friends in the proper groups.
Each day the 10 mph group will start us off…followed by the 12 mph groups and, finally, the speed demons in the 14 mph groups. The order of the 12 and 14 mph groups will vary each day, so you’ll need to follow your color route card. If you were in the Red group, and you left in the second group Monday, you may leave in the fourth group on Tuesday and the third group on Wednesday. Oh, what fun you’ll have! Just read your route card and you’ll be just fine. Remember, it’s about having fun!
There’ve been lots of changes to make the 2012 ride different, fun and more exciting! If you have any concerns – or you want more explanation – please call Janine at 515-245-8933.
Thank you for sending in your applications.
Please check to see if your name is on the attached file. Check the spelling to make sure it is correct for your name tag.
If you need to make any changes please call us ASAP: 515-245-8900. Ask for Pat. If you do not see your name you are on the waiting list. The first part of June we will be adding people from the waiting list if we have had people call and cancel their spot on the ride.
Mark your Calendar! You have a WHO Radio Tractor Ride to attend on June 24 through the 27th!
Please proof your name tag from this list! Your name will appear exactly as it's listed in this PDF file.
We are very excited that you have decided to join us for the 16th Anniversary of the WHO Tractor Ride. We have lots of fun planned and beautiful countryside to view this year.
As you know we will be calling Centerville, (County Fairgrounds) Home base during the WHO Tractor Ride. Registration will be Sunday the 24th beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing through 5 p.m.
We will be parking Trailers at the Fairgrounds BUT Semi Trucks will not be allowed on the Fairgrounds. You will be parking and unloading your semis at Centerville Implement located south of Centerville on Highway 5. When you arrive we will direct you to the proper area to park.
Sunday Night we will have our Annual FFA Auction and Welcome Meeting up on the square in downtown Centerville.
Monday Night we will have a wonderful meal again on the square downtown Centerville.
Tuesday night you have the opportunity to explore the area as dinner will be on your own. We will supply a listing of all the area restaurants for you to look over. This year our Display area will be expanded and packed with new exhibits from our Sponsors.
But wait, there's more!
We will be taking large-group pictures on Sunday. Details to follow. So much to share and not enough space. Keep it tuned to the Big Show and watch this space for updates.
See you in June!
--Mark and Bob
Thank you to everyone that has registered for the 2012 WHO Tractor Ride. We are currently at our capacity and can take no more registrations . We will start our waiting list as we do have some people call and cancel at the last minute. We will be sending out an email to all that have been confirmed on the list…plus a few letters to those without email. Please read the email carefully…make sure your name is spelled correctly for your name tag and that you are in the correct "Speed" group for your Tractor. Please sign up for a speed your Tractor can go…if you can't keep up with your group we will move you to a proper group this year. Please help us keep the groups running on time. Details will continue to be posted!
If you still want to ride and are not on the list …watch for details on the Tractor Ride "last chance" Auction for charities late in April!
If you have sent in a registration form for the 2012 Tractor Ride and did not include your email address we need you to send it to us.
We plan to communicate with you via email…this blog area…and news through the Big Show with Mark and Bob. Turtle service will only be used as a last resort.
Please send us your email address by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you filled out that portion of your application (Thank you) you do not need to send us email .
Have a great day!
The announcement is out! We're headed to Centerville Iowa! See the navigation to the left for a route map, driver application, safety pledge and everything else you need to get rolling in our 2012 ride. Make sure you send in both pages of your application, which includes the safety pledge.
We look forward to seeing you this year!