After giving up on the 1/4 long line to dip our tires, we proceeded to our groups assigned staging location. Little did we know that would be a 4 mile gauntlet to North Park Mall onto Hwy 61 / Brady St..
Forcing riders onto a 4 lane one way road with cars zipping by at 45 mph is nothing short of asininely negligent. That kind of total disregard for riders safety should not be tolerated. We heard later that a rider from another group was hit on that stretch and they started shuttling riders from downtown.
It’s one thing for a town to come up short on services, but when it comes to safety there is no excuse. If that is the best Davenport can do, RAGBRAI should seriously consider whether to let them host in the future.