How long will it take to drive from Clinton to Le Mars given everyone else doing it? Google says 5 3/4hrs now. How much should I add? Will my driver be able to deliver me to City Park? or should I plan to bail out with my bike a couple miles out? Please advise… thank you.
Imagine a major college football parking crowd in a small town with a limited number of ways in and out. That is the last two miles of RAGBRAI traffic. I’d suggest previewing multiple route options in Le Mars using Google Earth so you have familiarity with the road names. You should get within five or six blocks before you have to hoof it. Just enjoy the experience.
Get there early, get out early. The fairgrounds are open.
Lots coming up from south. Like others said, last few miles around Le Mars will be bad no matter where you come from between about 12 and 6.