The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

Ok You Guru's – Pick the Pass Through Towns

I think what I enjoyed most about last year was the large number of towns we went through every day. Seldom did we go more than 10 or 15 miles withhout another town to explore. The short ride by itself doesnt bother me a bit – it even excites me to know many days will allow lots of free time.

But i am curious as to how many stops we are going to have on all days other than the 83 into DM.

Any prognosticators out there have a crystal ball as to which cities we are likely to pass through?

What say you?

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Scott, January 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Not sure I care about the pass through towns now that I looked at your profile picture

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jwsknk, January 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

TJ mentioned 40 pass through towns once and 35-40 another time at the ride right meeting. the word “scenic” was also thrown out. For us anyway scenic = hilly (or up on ridges, but ya gotta get up there somehow).
Day 2 might be sparse on towns, trying to figure that one out, few roads & towns. Maybe Jacksonville, Kimballton, Hamlin, Coon Rapids, Cooper & Rippey?

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jwsknk, January 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

okay I’ll guess the others too
1 Beebeetown, Persia, Portsmouth,
2 Jacksonville, Kimballton, Harlan, Coon Rapids, Cooper, Rippey
3 Minburn, Granger, Polk City
4 Runnells, Monroa
5 Attica, Bussey, Beacon
6 Cedar, Freemont, Hardick, Martinsburg, Packwood
7 Stockport, Houghton, West Point (or Denmark)

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Wild, January 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I remember last time we rode to Beebeetown. It is not a fond memory. Think “up, up, up, up…” You get the idea.

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Michrider !!!, January 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm

WILD DOG: I remember last time we rode to Beebeetown. It is not a fond memory. Think “up, up, up, up…” You get the idea.

Won’t up be the direction of the week, LOL????

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Ragbrai Nation, January 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Ya but the week’s only a little over 400 miles :mrgreen:

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