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Council Bluffs dip site

Does anyone know what changed with the dip site in Council Bluffs? I thought that the dip site was going to be at Harrah’s Casino. Now the CB map shows a site East of the Mid America Center. If there has been flooding, couldn’t we ride to the edge of the water?

I’m thinking I could stop on my drive to Iowa to do the dip at Harrah’s on Friday. Would there be a problem with this? Thanks!

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R-Daryl Daryl, July 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm

Per the Council Bluffs Facebook page July 5 post:
Due to flooding and uncertainty of river levels, the tire dip location has been moved near the RAGBRAI Expo for a non-traditional dip. Continue to follow us for updates!

Their reply to a post asking for clarification:
Council Bluffs RAGBRAI Yes, unfortunately, due to flooding and uncertain river levels there will not be a traditional tire dip this year.

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tdubya500, July 13, 2019 at 10:38 pm

Harrah’s lower parking lot is flooded, that would be a pretty easy dip site, also Tom hannafins park has standing water, its “closed” but it would be pretty easy to get your bike to the water and dip… I’m sure neither of those are ragbrai approved

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RagbraiJim, July 13, 2019 at 11:17 pm

I was there last week. The bike route on the way is flooded, to get there you have to travel on heavily congested streets that will probably be worse due to Ragbrai traffic coming into the event.

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Heather, July 14, 2019 at 8:17 am

Do you happen to know if the pedestrian bridge is still accessible?

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tdubya500, July 14, 2019 at 10:48 am

Heather, yes it is.

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