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2014 RAGBRAI

Word on the street is that the 2014 ride will start in Sioux City.

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Sandaltan, August 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Beebs is correct, no Marquette, McGregor or Lansing for the reasons he has given.

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jwsknk, August 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm

The run from Waukon to Lansing would be so cool. But, there is no way 10-12000 people could fish up there and dip. Traffic would be a complete cluster. But that long downhill run would be so fun.

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Skrad2311, August 9, 2013 at 1:28 am

I’m looking to join a team in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area for 2014. I’ve done RAGBRAI 3 times on my own or with friends, and each time it has been a logistical nightmare with rides and sags. I know its early, but hit me up if your team has space.

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Pdiddly, August 9, 2013 at 8:04 am

Has RAGBRAI ever done an extreme SW corner to NE cornor route? How about that? That would make Cedar Falls/Waterloo the go to big city for next year.

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Iceman, August 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

I don’t want to say the start and end towns are “predictable” but with so many RAGBRAI’s having occurred, we now have about all of the suitable start and end towns identified and you can rule out many of them simply because they were last used in the past five or so years.

So, as I said on another thread, I’d like to go back to Rock Rapids but I’m guessing it will be LeMars for the start town. End town is probably Guttenberg. Long and flat and north.

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TexasBikeKahuna, August 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Rock Rapids to start. Bellevue to end. It just fits with historical timeline.

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George A, August 13, 2013 at 11:45 am

Rock Rapids to Bellevue, that would be 1999 all over again. Hopefully without the heat. It would be motivation for me to get into better shape. My first RAGBRAI and I have not been in as good of shape since that ride.

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jeffreydennis, August 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

After not riding in 2013, I don’t care where the route goes as long as it’s in Iowa.

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Ragbrai Nation, August 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

Northern route, pass thru Laurens. Yes!

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Sandaltan, August 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm

The Texas Bike Kahuna is on to something, Belleview wants the eighth slice of that RAGBRAI Pie.
http://www.thonline.com/news/tri-state/article_163c2ade-3a6f-5535-9232-588b491e4b95.html

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Ragbrai Nation, August 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm

“The run from Waukon to Lansing would be so cool. But, there is no way 10-12000 people could fish up there and dip. Traffic would be a complete cluster. But that long downhill run would be so fun.”

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I think the end town of McGregor, IA could be considered if Prairie du Chien, WI was used to pick up riders as they got ready to head home. This would better utilize routes and passthrough communities that couldn’t before be considered on the last day or even the last two days of Ragbrai.

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