Noticed that the website for “The Iowa Ride” — the competing ride that several former RAGBRAI staffers set up for 2020 — is non-functional. It looks like they’ve let the domain lapse. I wonder if this is a sign that this was just a one-and-done sort of thing, and isn’t going to come back for 2022?
Even if this is the case, I find it sort of surprising because while the COVID lockdown screwed both them and the REAL Iowa ride (RAGBRAI) out of their plans for 2020, I guess they did do some form of modified version of it as a loop-type 3-day weekend ride out of Eldora for 2021 – but now there’s no ‘official’ record of it whatsoever. Anybody closer to the source(s) know anything, one way or the other?