RAGBRAI To Start In Sioux City This Year

ragbraiDes Moines, Iowa — While they won’t come right through our area like last year, the RAGBRAI bike ride route this year will start in northwest Iowa.

The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI kicks off July 19 in Sioux City and ends 462 miles later in Davenport. The starting and ending towns are the same as they were for the first RAGBRAI in 1973.

Along the way, riders will spend nights in Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Eldora, Cedar Falls, Hiwatha, and Iowa River Landing/Coralville.

The 100-mile Karras loop is between Fort Dodge and Eldora, and there’s a new 15-mile gravel loop this year between Storm Lake and Fort Dodge.

The ride is July 19 to 25.  Find more info at ragbrai.com.