I have been riding for several years and never had a town that did not supply water, although I did not get water in every town. You may need to ask more than one person because there are many that do not know about the watering holes. Some towns you may need to ask 3 or 4 people before you find someone that knows where it is. It seems like they usually have it set up going out of town and sometimes even a block off of the route. I know the towns do use RAGBRAI as a fundraiser so please support them in other ways. Again, if someone would sell scoops of ice, that would be a great idea.