The route for this year’s RAGBRAI was announced over the weekend… with Orange City and Spencer in northwest Iowa chosen.
The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will begin in Orange Cityon July 23rd. The tens of thousands of cyclists and support personnel will spend the first night of the ride in Spencer. It’s been ten years since RAGBRAI has stopped overnight in Spencer.
Other overnight stops are Algona, Clear Lake, Charles City, Cresco, Waukon and Lansing. Organizers say the course should be the third-easiest one in the event’s 45-year history after riders claimed last year’s southern route was difficult.