It feels great to be able to say RAGBRAI is NEXT month, but I haven’t seen many details of the gravel route. I can’t see it on the interactive map so I don’t know which roads will be used and how many miles of gravel it will be.
My Aunt lives in Iowa Falls so I could leave a bike there and I briefly thought about switching from the gravel to the road bike there. However, I’ve decided to ride the road bike for the whole thing. I’ve got 32mm tyres on the bike so whether I can do the gravel miles depends on the conditions of the road. If it’s relatively smooth with lanes worked in I should have no problem. But if it’s recently graded or has new gravel I may be in a world of hurt.
So, has anyone recently ridden the gravel in Hamilton(?) county? What’s it like?
And how do I find out how many miles of gravel are before Webster City and how many miles are after Webster City?