iHeartMedia-Des Moines, Newsradio 1040 WHO (WHO-AM), and WHO Radio’s The Big Show, are excited to announce the Quad Cities as the location for the 22nd Annual WHO Radio Tractor Ride.
The 2018 episode of the Great Iowa Tractor Ride, will visit cities in, and around, the Quad Cities from Monday, June 25th – Wednesday, June 27th. Tractors and Tractor Riders will call the Isle Casino and Hotel in Bettendorf home, positioned beautifully on the banks of the Mississippi River. Over 550 tractors of all makes, models, and years are estimated to be in attendance for the Tractor Ride this year.
“The Quad Cities offers a beautiful setting that includes rides alongside, and over, the “Mighty Mississippi”, through the picturesque farmland of eastern Iowa, as well as an opportunity to bring our tractors through the residential areas of Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, and Moline. We are excited to bring our fanfare to the area”, said Nick Bruns, iHeartMedia Marketing Director.
The WHO Radio Tractor Ride, celebrating its 22nd year in 2018, began in Grinnell, Iowa in the summer of 1996 by WHO Radio Farm Broadcasters Mark Pearson and Gary Wergin. The WHO Radio Tractor Ride was created to bring tractor enthusiasts together for fun, fellowship, and celebration of Iowa’s rich agricultural heritage. The inaugural ride included around 90 participants, and has today grown to over 600 participants, and countless fans. Last year, tractors from over 33 states made the trip to Iowa, including tractor riders from California and Hawaii.