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RAGBRAI 2014 Route for Friday, July 25: Waverly to Independence



Day 6: Waverly to Independence

The route zigzags northeast toward Tripoli (pronounced trih-PO-la, by the way) and then curves past the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area, a refuge for deer, doves and various waterfowl.

It’s wet, sure, but riders who want to make a splash should pedal on to Sumner, which built a popular aquatic center a few years ago.

The route from Oelwein to unincorporated Otterville runs south along the Fairbank-Amish Boulevard in Buchanan County, home to some 800 of the state’s 7,000 Amish. Horse-drawn buggies and humongous gardens are signs of the Old Order settlement, which produces high-quality quilts, furniture and the sorts of baked goods that were invented before the discovery of cholesterol.

Riders will end the day in Independence, which last hosted the ride in 2007 and is best remembered for its five-story flour mill on the banks of the Wapsipincon River. The town of 6,000 proudly claims a historic opera house and an old kite-shaped horse track, which was joined in more recent years by the 38-mile oval Indepence Motor Speedway. The speedway hosts late-model and sprint-car races each week throughout the summer.

5 Responses on “RAGBRAI 2014 Route for Friday, July 25: Waverly to Independence

renee taylor...americana concessions

March 14, 2014 at 11:34 am

TJ…Could you e-mail me a list of the complete route this year…also highlightinf the meeting towns

Thanks
ReneeTaylor
Americana Concessions

SEE YA IN JULY!!!

Jim Wedeking

March 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm

TJ, We would like to know who to contact so we could set up a booth for riders when they come through Waverly.

Thank you,

Jim Wedeking
Timber Ridge Bison

Larry Reynolds

March 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I’m with the White Eagle Pow Wow and like to know how to set up to give out info on Pow Wow and water To let people one more thing has to offer to vist Iowa. my number is 515-265-4178 Larry Reynolds.

Donna Zell

March 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

We are looking to set up a booth for Malts that day the are in Waverly. Contact number is 3119-404-8846

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TJ Juskiewicz

March 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm

you will need to work with the food vending committee in Waverly and pay the vending fees to the committee. You will also need a temp food permit from the state. Thanks,

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