If you’ve never even heard of RAGBRAI, then you’re probably a little confused by this post. Obviously it has something to do with cycling, but that’s quite an acronym isn’t it? RAGBRAI actually stands for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Heading into its 40th year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world. To learn more about RAGBRAI you can check out the general information page on the official RAGBRAI web site. If you are following my blog at all, I’m sure you’ll be hearing quite a bit about this event in the next few months as we get closer to the July 22nd start date.
This weekend RAGBRAI announced the 2012 route map. RAGBRAI’s seven day cycling trip travels 470 miles across the state of Iowa while stopping each night in seven different towns. Thousands of people travel to Iowa from all over the world to participate in this cycling event. Riding an average of 70 miles per day and then camping each night, participants get to meet new people, hear interesting stories and enjoy the mid-western hospitality at each town they stop in along the route.
Interested? Take a tour of the RAGBRAI web site and get all in info you need. Registration costs $150 and you can enter as an individual or with a group. The deadline for online registration is April 1st. Maybe I’ll see you in Iowa?