RAGBRAI (the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is celebrating its 50th year, and the Quad Cities will be the final stop where bicyclists dip their tires in the Mississippi River. On Saturday, RAGBRAI announced its official route for the week-long ride. Festivities are scheduled to start on July 22 with the ride beginning the next day. The full route will end in Davenport on July 29...which is also the date of the Bix 7.
Here's the full list of overnight stops for 2023:
- Expo: Sioux City, July 22.
- Day 1: Storm Lake, July 23.
- Day 2: Carroll, July 24.
- Day 3: Ames, July 25.
- Day 4: Des Moines, July 26.
- Day 5: Tama-Toledo, July 26.
- Day 6: Coralville, July 27.
- Day 7: Davenport, July 29.
The ride is the "oldest, largest and longest" bike ride in the world, according to a release from Visit Quad Cities. The first-ever route also ended in the Quad Cities back in 1973, when just 114 riders made the entire trip across the the state.
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