When it comes down to it. Its really all about the riders and citizens of Iowa. No matter what you call the ride. People from all over the world come to Iowa to enjoy its hospitality. Wither its RAGBRAI or Iowa Rides or any other name. People are not coming here because Gannett promotes and owns the ride. They come here to enjoy Iowa on two wheels. What makes the ride so successful isn’t Gannett (DMR). Its the people of Iowa. The tradition does not lay with a company name. The tradition is meeting Iowa and Iowan’s on 2 wheels. I’m sure Gannett has fired up its PR, marketing, and special events staff. The spin doctors are spinning like tornado’s. They will make something up and throw a ride together. Iowa Rides has an A plus team. I have no doubt TJ will have an excellent event. As he has always. I hope the riders from near and far. Choose Iowa. I love my state. I’ve traveled the world. I choose Iowa. I want riders from near and a far to come visit and enjoy a week of riding in Iowa. Wither it’s a name called RAGBRAI or Iowa Rides. It doesn’t matter. Iowan’s will welcome you. Choose Iowa.