We’ve never started in Rock Valley before, but it doesn’t matter. Rock Valley or Rock Rapids (or Onawa, or Akron, or Missouri Valley), if you take a town of a few thousand people and a couple of square miles and then bring in 20K more people (counting riders, support staff, and transients; that is, people just coming in and dropping someone off), you’re going to have congestion. If the town’s committee recognizes this and plans accordingly some of the problems can be minimized, but you’ll never completely eliminate the situation.
Iceman, I like it!!! The football rivalries of the South are fun to spectate. Beebs, we watched Blazing Saddles on the tube last week and the Little Stoker asked me if I knew what Lilly’s last name meant…I had no idea…she knew. Now I know. A great movie to watch again and again.
Rock Valley has talked about using Rivers Bend Campground as their main camping area. A quick looksie on Google Earth shows that’s going to be a headache. One way in from town. The campground is maybe a mile or two away connected by a trail but the only road that leads to the main campground is going to be a mess. People using charters or team-specific campgrounds that won’t need to go to the main campground will be much better off.
So, the one road into to the campground look has me thinking of Le Claire in 2008, and that’s not a pretty memory to have.
But, hopefully they can work out an ingenious plan to get all of those people in and around town.
that looks like a RV park. big open space across the rive along Kiwanis trail looks like a nightmare too . 2 dead end roads into it and one doesn’t look like it has much at the end only a turn around. Looks like some large open lots in the industrial park just south, at least that’s a loop road.