Any word on where we should dip tires in the Mississippi? Keokuk has a boat ramp, but getting thousands of riders there and into town looks like a logistical problem. To get into town, we would have to backtrack and make a left on Bank street. That would mean crossing the path of cyclists coming in. Maybe they could cone it off from Bank street so we switch sides of the street. Then, when coming back, the left at Bank street wouldn’t cross traffic. Yeah, that’s doable. It’s tempting to do it just to see what Keokuk does.
Burlington has a couple of good looking boat ramps. I will probably go there. Climbing back into the city may be a challenge. Not terribly steep, but long hills. By the way, does anyone know the grade of Snake Alley? I will probably pass there on the way to the boat ramp. If it is 10% or less I will give it a go.
Another site to dip would be in Montrose. There is a ramp just a stone’s throw from our path.