RAGBRAI Returns To Clinton
The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across has announced its route for the 2020 annual bike ride across Iowa, according to The Clinton Herald.
The big ride will kickoff on July 19th and wrap up on the 25th of July. The final 3 spots are in the B100 listening area, including Anamosa, Maquoketa, and wrapping up in my hometown of Clinton! Here is a full list of all the cities that will be a part of RAGBRAI 2020:
- Le Mars
- Storm Lake
- Fort Dodge
- Iowa Falls
Full announcement of the 2020 RABRAI Route via The Des Moines Register.
According to RAGBRAI's official website, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across began in 1973 as a 6 day ride across the state of Iowa by two Des Moines Register writers. Originally, it was a challenge between writer/copy editor John Karras, an avid bicyclist, and Don Kaul, author of The Des Moines Register’s “Over The Coffee,” also an accomplished writer. Karras suggested to Kaul that he ride his bicycle across Iowa and write columns about what he saw from that perspective.
It will be super exciting to have towns like Anamosa, Maquoketa and Clinton to have RAGBRAI go through those towns. I will definitely be in Clinton to check out the riders end this years bike ride by dipping their tires in the Mississippi River in my hometown. The last time RAGBRAI finished in Clinton was in 2012. It has also ended in Clinton in 1978, 1985, 1994, and 2004.