Wednesday, July 20, 2016


RAGBRAI 2016 is almost here!

The XLIV RAGBRAI course will lead cyclists across the state’s scenic southern terrain, but it’s not as daunting as participants might expect.

“Any time we announce a southern route, people automatically assume it’s going to be extremely hilly and very difficult,” RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz said. “The interesting thing with this route is, the data says it’s not that difficult.”

This year’s ride/social gathering begins July 23 in Glenwood and ends July 30 in Muscatine.

The course covers 419.9 miles (third-shortest in the event’s 44-year history), with a total climb of 18,488 feet (making it the 24th flattest).

Route Announcement can be found here

According to the data, it's the 15th easiest course on record!

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