Today, the 50th anniversary of the iconic RAGBRAI bicycle ride was announced with great excitement. The route for the 2021 ride will span 471 miles and will start in Sioux Center and end in Muscatine.
The ride will take cyclists through 25 counties in Iowa, including some of the state’s most beautiful landscapes. The route will take riders through the Loess Hills, the Maquoketa Caves State Park, and the Mississippi River Valley.
“RAGBRAI is a beloved tradition that brings together people from all over the world to experience the beauty of Iowa,” said Governor Kim Reynolds in a statement. “The 50th anniversary route will be an unforgettable journey, and I am looking forward to seeing the thousands of riders who will take part in this unique event.”
The ride will take place from July 25th to July 31st and will feature several fun events, including a bike parade in Sioux Center, a stop at the Iowa State Fair, and a celebration in Muscatine. The event is open to all cyclists, from beginner to experienced.
“This is a great opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to come together and celebrate the 50th anniversary of RAGBRAI,” said RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz. “We are looking forward to a safe and enjoyable ride for everyone involved.”
RAGBRAI is one of the longest-running bicycle rides in the world and has become a beloved tradition in Iowa. The 50th anniversary route is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all who take part.