I think a Saturday night in Orange City would do fine. How late does the opening night band usually play? I remember being surprised how early everything shut down a few years ago in Council Bluffs.
One more guess…. Im sticking with the first 4 nights. Im still not happy with the last 3-4. I keep thinking Dubuque is the end. Only a few past overnight towns are within a reasonable last days ride of Dubuque.
Orange City, Iowa
Clear Lake, Iowa
I’m wondering if we will see a first time overnight stop this year?
I was just thinking of notable towns that had never hosted?
Being too close to the Mississippi ( but not on the river… so can’t dip the tire) seems to keep some towns out of the mix.
Are there some communities that just don’t want it in town overnight?
genefruit – I like your thinking…. except Decorah wouldn’t want Ragbrai on the day that their annual festival starts.
Plus… we were just in Emmetsburg 3 years ago. Too soon.
Lawrence replied to the topic anybody have any clues as to what the route will be? in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 1 month ago
I believe the overnight host towns have a pretty good idea by now. It’s not certain, but they have a good idea.
You can tell that the host towns all have a group at the party this Saturday.
Also, hotels are already booked by the Register. Not hard to put 2 and 2 together when the DM Register just booked 36 rooms for the only motel in town…[Read more]