I know this is WAY early to worry about dip sites, but we already know the first town is Le Mars. I hadn’t planned to Ragbrai this year, but now that the route is postponed until next year I am giving it some thought.
I see two possible spots to dip in the Big Sioux. One is just past Westfield on county (?) road 3, or go a little further to Akron. With either choice, I would use C38. If I decide on Akron I would take C38 to K13 to state highway 3 (?) The 3’s are confusing. It looks shorter to take 75 north from Le Mars to C16, but I would expect heavy traffic on 75. I would appreciate comments from locals on this.
Either way, this looks like a significant ride. Ride with GPS has Westfield at 50.7 miles round trip with 2522 feet of climb. To Akron it is 53 miles at 2814 feet of climb. A good day’s work.
I am thinking of doing this on Friday before Ragbrai on my way to the end town. Is anyone else planning to dip next year?