Plans for this summer’s RAGBRAI move forward, COVID or no COVID

Des Moines, Ia-  Organizers hope the thousands of RAGBRAI riders will be pedaling across Iowa this summer.

Last year’s edition of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa was canceled because of the pandemic. The 2021 ride will start in Le Mars and end a week later in Clinton.

Lesley Webster, director of the Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau, tells Radio Iowa they’re working to create a safe destination.

“We assume that COVID will be somewhat of a factor still, so we want space where people can cue up and there’s still space around them and they don’t have to be right on top of other people,” Webster says. “We’re aiming for a nice, smooth flow and I think that’s going to be great.”

On Sunday, July 25th, riders will begin the ride in Le Mars. Then they’ll ride to Sac City, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Anamosa, DeWitt, and will finally arrive in Clinton on Saturday, July 31st.