The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, commonly known as RAGBRAI®, is the nation’s largest and best-known bicycle ride. Every year since 1973, bicyclists have started at the western side of the state and pedaled across Iowa to the Mississippi River over a seven-day period. It has become immensely popular amongst cyclists, attracting riders from all 50 states and many countries each year. Iowa doesn’t have seashores or mountains but one reason it continues to be so popular is because of the hospitality that Iowans show to their two-wheeled visitors each year throughout the rolling cornfields. Towns all along the route go out of their way to make riders feel welcome when RAGBRAI comes through and Iowa corn farmers are no different!
Iowa Corn® will be welcoming RAGBRAI cyclists at multiple stops along the route with the opportunity to talk to local farmers, learn about the difference between sweet corn and field corn, which represents 99 percent of all corn acres. Along with Fed by Farmers, Iowa Corn will be serving sweet corn to riders who tour the Iowa Corn trailer.
IOWA CORN STOPS:
STOP ONE: Sunday, July 25 in Aurelia - Main Street & Highway 7
STOP TWO: Monday, July 26 in Lake City – 1005 W. Madison near the swimming pool
STOP THREE: Tuesday, July 27 in Blairsburg – Downtown on Lake Street
STOP FOUR: Wednesday, July 28 in New Hartford – Downtown on the corner of Main & Puckwaukee
STOP FIVE: Thursday, July 29 in Rowley – 2113 209th Street approximately 2 miles west of town
STOP SIX: Friday, July 30 in Calamus – Downtown on Main Street