RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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RAGBRAI XLII
July 20-26, 2014

Here’s a day-to-day breakdown of the RAGBRAI XLII  Overnight Host Communities.

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Saturday, July 19
Rock Valley, Iowa

Web site: Rock Valley  

Main Stage Entertainment: Pop Rocks 
Opening Acts: Jeff Fox & the Man on the Wall

RAGBRAI Expo from 12 noon – 9:00 pm

    

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Sunday, July 20
Ride from Rock Valley to Okoboji ~ 69 Miles
Hull, Boyden, Sheldon (Meeting), Melvin & May City

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Okoboji & the Iowa Great Lakes
Web site: Okoboji

Main Stage Entertainment: Hairball 
Opening Acts: Flash Mob

  

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Monday, July 21
Ride from Okoboji to Emmetsburg ~ 41 Miles
Terril & Graettinger (Meeting)

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Emmetsburg, Iowa
Web site: Emmetsburg

Main Stage Entertainment: Johnny Holm Band 
Opening Acts: Classical Blast

  

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Tuesday, July 22
Ride from Emmetsburg to Forest City ~ 79 Miles
Ringsted, Bancroft (Meeting), Burt (Karras Loop), Lone Rock (Karras  Loop), Titonka, Gruis Recreation Center & Crystal Lake

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Forest City, Iowa
Web site: Forest City

Main Stage Entertainment: The Hepperly Band
Opening Acts: Black Diet, Less Nessman, The Oddfathers

  
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Wednesday, July 23
Ride from Forest City to Mason City ~ 41 Miles
Ventura & Clear Lake (Meeting)

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Mason City, Iowa
Web site: Mason City

Main Stage Entertainment: Bret Michaels & Warrant
Opening Acts: Irie Sol, Hitchville, Comfort Kings, Ruthless Ruth, The Hats, The Mercury 3

  
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Thursday, July 24
Ride from Mason City to Waverly ~ 63 Miles
Nora Springs, Rockford, Marble Rock, Greene (Meeting), Packard & Clarksville

Waverly Ragbrai Logo Final Color

Waverly, Iowa
Web site: Waverly

Main Stage Entertainment: Arch Allies
Opening Acts: Orquesta Alto Maiz

  
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Friday, July 25
Ride from Waverly to Independence ~ 68 Miles
Bremer, TripoliSumner (Meeting), Westgate, Oelwein & Otterville

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Independence, Iowa
Web site: Independence

Main Stage Entertainment: Boogie Wonderland
Opening Acts: Stampede

  
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Saturday, July 26
Ride from Independence to Guttenberg ~ 68 Miles
Winthrop, Lamont, Strawberry Point, Edgewood (Meeting) & Garber

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Guttenberg, Iowa
Web site: Guttenberg

Main Stage Entertainment: Side Project (Friday 7/18) Krankstate & Top Flight
Opening Acts: Guttenberg German Band & Dave Poggenklass

  
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You will have the opportunity to apply for housing with the overnight towns after May 1.  You will need to be registered before April 1 and have your wristband number when applying.  You will not be guaranteed housing but the towns will do the best they can to fill as many requests as they can.  RAGBRAI is mainly a camping event and there is free camping in the RAGBRAI campground for all registered riders

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