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Happy First Day of Autumn!



Autumn is here! As in many states, Fall is a beautiful season in Iowa, though the warmth of Summer usually fades fast. Some riders look forward to cool weekend rides, others are ready to hang up their bikes for the season. For the RAGBRAI staff Autumn is a time of new beginnings – we have begun working on next year’s logo, and are looking at potential routes for 2014. After all RAGBRAI XLII is only 300 days away! What are your year-end cycling plans?

1 Response on “Happy First Day of Autumn!

T. Gap Woo

September 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I hate to start the new season off on a downer, but this article appeared in the Pocono (Stroudsburg, PA) Record yesterday. (See http://www.poconorecord.com) By contrast, we were so fortunate in RAGBRAI 41, given the huge amount of riders, that this disaster did not befall us.

Instead of the petty bickering happening on some of these threads, we should all be thankful for a successful and SAFE ride this year. Please keep the families of these riders in your thoughts and prayers.

Car slams into cyclists during New Hampshire ride, killing 2

September 21, 2013

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Police say a car has driven into a group of bicyclists during an annual ride in New Hampshire, killing two riders and injuring three others.

The crash happened on a bridge in Hampton at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, just after the start of the 40th annual Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century ride.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Authorities haven’t said whether the driver will be charged.

The event’s website says the route typically follows the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine coastlines. The ride lasts through the weekend.

The victims’ identities are being withheld until their families can be notified.

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