Fate of Bacoon, Pigtails and Big-Rove?

Anyone hear about what’s up with these rides? Did TJ’s organization own them or the DMR? Will they continue?

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Sandaltan ., November 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

Fear not, those three rides will continue, they are not owned by Gannett. Bacoon had some 3,000 or so paid riders last year and was again successful. The newspaper will continue to promote the three rides and I believe the rides will continue to advertise themselves as “RAGBRAI Training Rides”. What may change for 2021 is the January route announcement party, it is expensive but is it necessary? The Little Stoker thinks RAGBRAI as sponsored by the newspaper will end at the the 50th ride, a friend suggested that the ride would continue as a non-profit foundation dedicated to cycling in Iowa.

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RDaryl Daryl, November 15, 2019 at 9:17 am

Just line the January Bike Expo and Route Announcement Party, Pigtails, Bacoon, and Big Rove rides are owned and operated by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.
Most riders do not know this because these events have historically had a big name partner join the Iowa Bicycle Coalition on these events.
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Papa T, November 17, 2019 at 9:51 am

WOW, We are learning all kinds of (useless) information.

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Sandaltan ., November 17, 2019 at 10:07 am

WOW, We are learning all kinds of (useless) information.

Papa T: What we really want to know is will Zinger return to Iowa and join you on Buszilla this year?

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