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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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jdeutmeyer, August 19, 2019 at 7:51 pm

Sioux City – Storm Lake – Fort Dodge- Marshalltown – Cedar Falls – Dyersville – McGregor

I agree with HCM Ross Petersburg – New Vienna – Holy Cross- Balltown would be an incredible last day

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reedkennethia, August 20, 2019 at 10:26 am

I read a couple articles that said Mason City and Dubuque are really pushing to host next year.

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KenH, August 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

I don’t have any guesses about the route at this point and generally when I reach the point that I do they are all wrong anyway! But I have to think that Burlington would consider their chance to be an overnight town this year to be a success. It might not be a feature every year or next year but I suspect we will see that kind of a route again, at least occasionally.

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T. Gap Woo, August 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm

As the name indicates, Ragbrai runs ACROSS Iowa. Who says that “across” means west to east? Why can’t we ride “across” Iowa from north to south? Why not ride along the Big Sioux/Missouri Rivers or along the mighty Mississippi? If the total mileage doesn’t add up to the usual number, just throw in some non-optional loops. Go south to north as a way to change things up. Change can be good!

Is this heresy? Call my lawyer, Sosumi Alretty, Esq.

See you along the I-O-Way next year.

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murphymp1, August 21, 2019 at 10:25 am

I disagree. I think tradition outweighs change for change sake. Let’s have something that remains great, that’s going from west to east. It’s the greatest ride in the country we don’t need to mess with it to much. I think YOU should start a ride from north to south, east to west. do a circle I don’t care but leave Ragbrai alone.

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T. Gap Woo, August 21, 2019 at 11:08 am

I disagree. I think tradition outweighs change for change sake. Let’s have something that remains great, that’s going from west to east.

….. And thus starts the great debate! It’s going to be a long, cold winter, so let’s get at it. Just remember, folks, to keep it civil, non-political and on-topic.

See you along the I-O-Way next year (wherever direction the route takes!).

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jpclark7, August 21, 2019 at 7:40 pm

I hope 2020 (go Trump) is the HILLIEST!

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reedkennethia, August 22, 2019 at 8:55 am

Here we go. NO POLITICS!!!

I hope 2020 (go Trump) is the HILLIEST!

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SFC JKL 2, August 22, 2019 at 9:56 pm

I predict my next ride in Iowa will go from Perry to Rippey.

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Bradley sutliff, September 8, 2019 at 2:44 pm

le mars,cherokee,humboldt,iowa falls,grandy center,marion,maquoketa and clinton

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