Heat Takes Toll on RAGBRAI Riders
Date posted - July 23, 2012
Sioux Center, Iowa — The triple digit temperatures and intense heat took their toll on several bikers participating in the annual bicycle ride across Iowa, known as RAGBRAI. Iowa State Patrol trooper Vince Kurtz says the weather added to what is an already busy time for those who work to see the riders move along safely.
The heat may also been a factor for one participant suffering a heart attack.
The 40th year of the ride started Sunday in Sioux Center and riders rode to Cherokee. According to the State Patrol, many of the riders started the second day of RAGBRAI before sunrise to beat the heat, with some of them arriving at RAGBRAI’s third host town of Lake View, before 10 a-m. The distance between Cherokee and Lake View is 62 miles.
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