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Cedar Ridge Supports Local Trails with Bagger Vodka

By January 29, 2020 No Comments

DES MOINES, IOWA – Bagger Vodka by Cedar Ridge will present Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

(INHF) with a donation check for $6004 to help support Iowa trail projects at the 2020 Iowa Bike Expo in Des Moines on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Two projects to receive funds include the Trestle to Trestle Bridge in Polk County, impacted by an ice jam in March ‘19, and the Hoover Nature Trail in Johnson County. The project will help complete the “missing link” of the Hoover Nature Trail to connect to Cedar Rapids.

“These are two very popular trails, and both of these projects are helping to improve the quality of life for trail users and the surrounding community,” said Andrea Boulton, INHF Trails and Greenways Director.

The Trestle to Trestle Trail is heavily used by commuters as well as recreational walkers and cyclists, and repairing the bridge in Johnson will reconnect an important link in the central Iowa trails system. The new section of the Hoover Nature Trail between Solon and Ely will connect it with another of Iowa’s oldest trails, the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. “The Hoover Nature Trail was one of INHF’s first trail projects in the 1980s. We’re excited to help with this project, creating an important link for all the communities along the route,” Boulton said.

Proudly Iowa-made, Cedar Ridge Distillery launched Bagger Vodka in 2019 to celebrate the spirit of adventure, and give back to the Iowa trail system. Cedar Ridge is donating $1 from the sale of every 1L bottle of Bagger Vodka to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in support of new trail development and maintenance in Iowa.

“We’re encouraged by the community support we have received since launching Bagger,” says Executive Vice President, Jamie Siefken. “Our team is constantly looking at new opportunities to further the impact we can make on Iowa’s trail system.”

Explore your spirit of adventure! For simple, trail-ready Bagger Vodka cocktail recipes, events and a link to explore Iowa trails, visit us at and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @BaggerVodka.


About Cedar Ridge

In 2005, Cedar Ridge became the first licensed distillery in the state of Iowa since Prohibition, when owners Jeff and Laurie Quint aimed to follow a long family tradition of Iowa farmers and distillers, including Jeff’s father and grandfather, who produced locally made brandies. Cedar Ridge produces wines from its own estate-grown grapes and crafts its award-winning spirits in its four custom-engineered German pot stills. The lush 5,000 vines and 15,000 square foot winery, distillery, tasting room and event center provide quality wines, spirits and an exciting entertainment experience for Eastern Iowa.

About Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit conservation group that works to protect and restore Iowa’s land, water and wildlife. Since its founding in 1979, INHF has helped protect more than 175,000 acres and create more than 800 miles of trails.

For additional information contact Cedar Ridge’s Marketing Manager, Anna Bilyeu at (319)857-4300 or by email at

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