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RAGBRAI Route: Monday, July 24 – Spencer to Algona



Here is the complete route from Spencer to Algona.  The route travels 71.7 miles and a relatively flat 1,631 feet of climb.  You can ride a century that day by riding the Karras Loop to Plover.  A highlight for many will be a visit to the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, truly one of Iowa’s gems!  Monday will be Mr. Pork Chop Day a we ride in the memory of the late Paul Bernhard who served RAGBRAIers tasty pooooork choooops for decades!

Click to download pdf of Monday’s Map  

MONDAY – JULY 24, 2017
Spencer to Ayrshire – 24.0 miles
Ayrshire to Curlew – 10.2 miles
Curlew to Mallard – 5.6 miles
Mallard to West Bend (Meeting) – 13.4 miles
Karras Loop to Plover – 29.6 miles (optional)
West Bend to Whittemore – 8.3 miles
Whittemore to Algona – 10.2 miles

Total Mileage: 71.7 miles (101.3 with the Karras Loop)

Total Feet of Climb: 1,631 (2,087 with the Karras Loop)

The route (towns and roads) is subject to change.

The full route, along with roads and pass-through towns will continue to be released through the week.   Each daily release should be out by 8:00 am CST.  Enjoy the ride!

Here is the remaining schedule:
Tuesday, March 7 – release the route for Tuesday, July 25
Wednesday, March 8 – release the route for Wednesday, July 26
Thursday, March 9 – release the route for Thursday, July 27
Friday, March 10 – release the route for Friday, July 28
Saturday, March 11 – release the route for Saturday, July 29

Support vehicle maps will be released in early July.

4 Responses on “RAGBRAI Route: Monday, July 24 – Spencer to Algona

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Amanda

March 6, 2017 at 7:56 am

Love going through West Bend. Great route!

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Steven

March 6, 2017 at 8:25 am

Why am I only coming up with 81 miles when I plot the Karras loop on Garmin?

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Kendall

March 6, 2017 at 11:21 am

You are coming up short because there is a section of B63 which is traveled twice. The Karras Loop enters West Bend two times. The route travels oh so close to Emmettsburg, which is a terrific town.

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Rod

March 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Gillette grove is only 15 miles from the folkes farm. Drove there many times. It’s down on the river so down in and up out.

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