Win 2 Tickets to America’s River Festival from Runde’s!

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This year’s America’s River Festival will be jam-packed with some great music!

The event, which is June 12-13 in the Port of Dubuque, will feature Sam Hunt, Dan & Shay, Old Dominion, Tommy James & The Shondells, America, and Grand Funk Railroad!

And guess what: YOU CAN WIN 2 TICKETS!

Runde Auto Group has several general admission and VIP tickets for each night that we are going to give away to randomly selected participants in our contest.

To enter: Like us on Facebook and post a photo of you with your Runde ride by Monday, June 8. Be as creative as you’d like, but be sure to LIKE and TAG us in it so we can see it too! Our Facebook page is: Facebook.com/RundeAuto.

Participants must be 18 years or older and employees of Runde Auto Group are not eligible.

For more information about America’s River Festival, visit www.americasriverfestival.com.

A Ford Flex from Runde’s for a North Dakota Family

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Robert and Katherine Wick live in Williston, North Dakota, but that didn’t stop them from getting a vehicle from Runde Auto Group.

The couple was looking for a 2014 Ford Flex SEL AWD in any color other than red, black, or white, with bucket seats in the second row.

“You wouldn’t think that would be too difficult to find, but you’d be surprised,” Katherine said.

Ford Flex 2She searched the Internet and finally found the one she wanted at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA. With Runde Auto Group’s large inventory of vehicles, we had plenty of options for them!

Their salesperson was Sean Dailey.

“He was great,” Katherine said. “He was very nice and concerned and Route to NDvery low key, not pushy, which is great. He was always willing to work with us and step up to do something extra. We financed through Ford and there were great incentives.”

Runde Auto Group also made getting the vehicle to the Wick family convenient.Ford Flex

“I was going to call a car carrier and have them ship it up here and he said for the price of the carrier, we could have a couple guys drive it up to you,” she said. “That got it here weeks earlier. Every step of the way, you guys were great.”

The Flex has plenty of room for the entire Wick family, which includes three kids and their dog, a German Shepard mix.

“It’s a family vehicle,” Katherine said.

For more information about the Ford Flex, visit http://www.ford.com/crossovers/flex/.

*Photos from Ford.com

Watch Credité Velo-Trek Race in Galena!

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If you haven’t yet seen Credité Velo-Trek in action, you will have a chance soon when they race in the Tour of Galena, Friday-Sunday, June 5-7!

The professional cycling development team, based out of Dubuque, has had some good performances so far this season.

“As a professional development team, our goals differ somewhat from a team whose sole objective is to win races,” said Dave Hartig, the team’s business director. “In the sport of road cycling, the step between top amateur and professional is a big one and often has as much to do with athletes adapting to the lifestyle (on the road constantly) than it does raw talent. So Galena will be a nice opportunity for our riders to stay in one area, close to the team’s home base, and showcase another of our great sponsors, Runde Auto Group!”

While the team has not participated in the Tour of Galena before, some of the riders have raced it with their former teams earlier in their careers. The race is unique since it is a multi-day event with challenging topography.

Credite Velo“As with any sport, greater familiarity with the nuances of road cycling make for more entertaining viewing,” Hartig said. “But for even casual spectators, the Sunday Criterium in downtown Galena will provide a lot of excitement. Criterium racing is similar to Formula 1 auto racing on street circuits (public roads). Multiple fast-paced laps of a challenging circuit, a repair pit, and lots of tactical maneuvering amongst the riders and teams are all characteristics of criterium racing. And it often gets physical!”

Teams will be participating from regional areas like Chicago, the Twin Cities, St. Louis, Madison, Milwaukee, and the Quad Cities.

Riders include Ross White, of Arcadia, WI; Evan Hartig, of Dubuque, IA; Andrew Buntz, of Des Moines, IA; Tim Savre, of Glencoe, MN; and Matt Zimmer, of De Witt, IA. Click here to see more information about each team member.

Runde Auto Group is proud to be a sponsor of Credité Velo-Trek and to provide a blue Chevrolet Sonic for the team’s
use as a caravan/rally car, as well as a 15-passenger van. Watch for our logo on their bike shorts and team jerseys as they fly by!

For more information about the Tour of Galena, visit http://www.tourofgalena.com/.

For the team’s entire schedule, visit http://creditevelo.com/race-calendar/.

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