As a Davenport citizen living in downtown Davenport by the great Mississippi River & riding the Ragbrai for the first time this year, I have never been so excited for the end of July! The city of Davenport as you can see is just shy of 100k population. The Bix 7 will bring in about 12-18 thousand runners. Having these two events come together will be insane.
Here is what I recommend, don’t limit Davenport for your plans! Even though Davenport is the end city, Bix7 is a Quad City party (our metro of 3 other cities), their are plenty of bike trails to hop you over into Illinois where the party continues. This will perhaps relieve some congestion I can see happening.
Also since these two events will bring in a lot of out of town guests that plan on staying in hotels, I would recommend booking one now if you plan on staying in one. Also search Rock Island & Moline, IL for hotels as well, as they are less than a 5 min bike ride away!
I’M SO EXCITED!