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RAGBRAI Route: Tuesday, July 25 – Algona to Clear Lake



Here is Tuesday’s complete RAGBRAI route from Algona to Clear Lake.  The day’s ride will cover 51.4 miles and just 934 feet of climb.  Although we will visit only four pass-through towns, they are towns that have done a great job of hosting RAGBRAI in the past.  The last 6-mile stretch between Ventura and Clear Lake is a scenic ride around the northern shores of Clear Lake.  Tuesday is also PeopleForBikes Day.

Click to download pdf of Tuesday’s Map  

TUESDAY – JULY 25, 2017
Algona to Wesley – 13.9 miles
Wesley to Britt – 9.5 miles
Britt to Garner (Meeting) – 15.0 miles
Garner to Ventura – 7.4 miles
Ventura to Clear Lake – 5.6 miles

Total Mileage: 51.4 miles

Total Feet of Climb: 934 

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:
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.

3 Responses on “RAGBRAI Route: Tuesday, July 25 – Algona to Clear Lake

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Brandi

March 8, 2017 at 1:10 pm

I’m new to Ragbrai. What does it mean when the town says meeting?

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Jack

March 8, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Hi Brandi!

The cyclists ride one route from overnight town to overnight town – the support vehicles drive a totally separate route. However, one of the pass-thru towns is designated as a “meeting town” for support vehicles to meet up with riders during the route, in case a rider wants a ride to the overnight town, or rider / driver want to swap vehicles for the rest of the day, or (insert whatever reason you want HERE!!!)

(Did you have visions of PowerPoint presentations and long winded talks and DONUTS?)

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Brandi

March 9, 2017 at 4:55 am

Thank you Jack. There is so much to learn.

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