Do you like the route

Well I waited so long for this. I hope the route has a lot of flavors of roads. because it seems to me very straight forward. until you reach Waterloo down to Anamora.

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tjdale57, January 25, 2020 at 9:44 pm

Good towns. Nice route. Maybe can do both rides.

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Bruce, January 25, 2020 at 9:44 pm

Wish they would have listed the mileage each day, the amount of climb, and maybe the population of the host towns. That would have been helpful.

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Joseph Schlau, January 25, 2020 at 9:53 pm

Wish they would have listed the mileage each day, the amount of climb, and maybe the population of the host towns. That would have been helpful.

You get this information in March when the pass through towns are announced and the preliminary route is also posted.

Early in July the final route is posted which may have minor changes from the March route.

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jeffreydennis, January 25, 2020 at 9:55 pm

Wish they would have listed the mileage each day, the amount of climb, and maybe the population of the host towns. That would have been helpful.

That will come in a couple of months when the routes are released. Always happens this way. As for town size, Google is your friend

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SFC JKL 2, January 25, 2020 at 10:02 pm

Dieter needs to work on his presentation skills. Looks pretty short and fairly flat.

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Bruce, January 25, 2020 at 10:09 pm

thanks the link is just the information i needed.

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Niles, January 25, 2020 at 10:37 pm

Almost a copy of 2015? Le Mar (Sioux City) -Storm Lake – Fort Dodge -Iowa Falls (Eldora) – Waterloo (Cedar Falls). And I bet Waterloo – Anamosa will follow the same route used to Hiawatha on 2015.

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Niles, January 25, 2020 at 10:39 pm

Dieter needs to work on his presentation skills. Looks pretty short and fairly flat.

Agree with you on Dieter.

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T. Gap Woo, January 25, 2020 at 10:41 pm

I love this route! I’m glad that Dieter took the “high road” (pun intended) and made the start and end towns close enough to the Iowa Ride so those who want to do the Iowa Double Cross can do so.

On the informal, unofficial Guess the Route contest, I FINALLY hit all 8 towns. Unfortunately, those towns were from my 2014 contest entry. 😢.

As I said on another thread, I wouldn’t be upset with a LeMars start, due to the Blue Bunny ice cream parlor (🍦) and a Clinton finish, due to the Wide River Winery fine selection of wines (🍷)and great weekend entertainment (🎉) Hey, I got those two towns right!

See you along the I-O-Way in six short months.

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Dizzy, January 26, 2020 at 9:48 am

6th shortest (420.3 miles) and 29th steepest (12,306 ft).
What was the math that was used to calculate it’s overall rank compared to all RAGBRAI’s?
That used to be a number that was presented but I didn’t hear it last night or see it on the blog.

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gas gas, January 26, 2020 at 10:09 am

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Sandaltan ., January 26, 2020 at 10:56 am

From Courtney Crowder’s blog entry: “About 20,000 registered riders, with participants hailing from all 50 states and a host of international locations, descend on Iowa every year to be part of the “oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world,” according to the RAGBRAI website.”

RIDE RIGHT It will take a lot of ice cream to satisfy that many riders.

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Mike Howe, January 26, 2020 at 11:14 am

How is the total mileage calculated already if we dont know what the pass through towns are?

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