Where to next year?

Time to start speculating. Where are we going to next year? Pattern would indicate a northern route. Think the Mississippi River overnight town will be a thing or a one and done? Marquette/McGregor would be a fun finish.

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hnschipper, July 30, 2019 at 4:29 pm

If we go back to Dyersville again, I hope they plan the camping situation better than they did the camping situation better than the last time. That was just awful, and I still have a bad taste in my mouth over it this many years later.

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jayteeme, July 30, 2019 at 6:54 pm

I really didn’t enjoy days 6 or 7 this year, especially riding back to Geode with the headwind. IMO day 7 should be a fun victory cruise to the finish and the most fun day 7 possible is Muscatine with it’s all-day downhill rollers. So I hope we finish there somehow.

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Sandaltan ., July 30, 2019 at 7:37 pm

Once again I am hoping for Eagle Grove. They do a wonderful job as a pass-through, time to reward them with an overnight stop.

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Brady Bisgard, July 31, 2019 at 10:58 am

If we go back to Dyersville again, I hope they plan the camping situation better than they did the camping situation better than the last time. That was just awful, and I still have a bad taste in my mouth over it this many years later.

Where was the camping at last time?

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hnschipper, July 31, 2019 at 11:29 am

When our support driver (my brother) arrived in Dyersville, every single vehicle was being stopped upon entering town. Dyersville assigned everyone to a camping site in town. If you chose not to camp in your assigned camping spot, then you were charged for camping. It took forever for support vehicles to get in to town because of this. WE were not notified in advance that we had assigned camping spots. My brother was not happy with our assigned spot, and we had to pay to camp elsewhere in an official campground. It was a mess.

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jelly0317, August 8, 2019 at 10:07 am

Final day: Manchester to Dubuque, with a stop at Field of Dreams to see the site of the 8/13/20 Yankees/White Sox game.

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jwsknk, August 8, 2019 at 11:01 am

Okay, then maybe I will change the route to Oelwein, Manchester, Guttenberg. The only thing I remember about last camping in Dyersville was going directly to the hospital when we got in after leaving the last town as the sag wagons and medical people were leaving. And the first officer directing traffic outside town didn’t know where it was. It was really late when we finally got there, missed showers and most food places. Didn’t want to head out of camp anyway at that point. She got bit by something, didn’t want the ambulance ride the last 10 miles, but boy did it look bad by the time we made town. DR at ER thought it might have been a Brown Recluse bite. Now to find a state park with a nice big hill they can run us through instead of around..

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Okie Rider, August 10, 2019 at 8:33 am

I’m hoping since they are building the Field of Dreams again that we can have a stop there.

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Carl Anderson, August 10, 2019 at 5:13 pm

I don’t think Dyersville will be a stop as they are going to build a 8000 person stadium, The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox are going to do a game there August 13 ,2020
But I could be wrong.

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Carl Anderson, August 12, 2019 at 9:41 am

I would think Starting in Sargent bluffs and ending in Muscatine would be a good ride. But it has been a long while since they went through Goldfield and Belmond and that part of the state

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lm m, August 14, 2019 at 12:28 pm

I am right there with you @hcmross that route is one of the most scenic in Iowa and now the the new road it AMAZING!! Even when the road was crap it’s was my favorite road loop. They are all hidden gems of eastern Iowa.

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krucam, August 15, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Dyersville in July as they’re gearing up for a MLB game there in August at the movie site would be cool.

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reedkennethia, August 16, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Way too early 2020 prediction: LeMars – Storm Lake – Humboldt – Iowa Falls – Waterloo – Manchester – Maquoketa – LeClair

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jwsknk, August 16, 2019 at 7:03 pm

Wouldn’t it be something if TJ actually used one if these sometime? And you didnt enter the guess the route contest.

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Gallagher, August 17, 2019 at 8:33 am

I have a feeling it will be going through Grinnell again in the very near future.

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