RAGBRAI Virtually the Best Preview – Thursday, 7/23 Anamosa

  • 16 July, 2020
  • Andrea Parrott


Here is your sneak peek of Thursday, July 23 on RAGBRAI Virtually the Best.

Registered riders – complete a daily mileage or elevation challenge on 7/19-7/25 and post your Ride Story to the Ride Spot App for a chance to win prizes all week long. Each day TIDE is giving away a 48 count of TIDE Power Pods!

Daily Mileage: 82.3 miles

Daily Feet of Climb: 2,793 feet


PRE-RIDE SPOTLIGHT: Our friends at PeopleForBikes did pre-ride for RAGBRAI this year across the country. Check out their Ride Story to see how they spent Day 5 of RAGBRAI virtually the best: https://ridespot.org/rides/182702


Add 17.7 miles to your daily mileage to make it a full century loop! Take photos along the way and share them to your Ride Spot Ride Story and then share them to the RAGBRAI Virtually the Best private Facebook group. Anyone who completes all 100 miles will receive a virtual certificate redeemable for a 2020 Karras loop patch on the 2021 ride. Certificates can be redeemed at any RAGBRAI merchandise trailer. *Must be a registered virtual rider to be eligible for the patch.









This is the main event. Tune in as The Des Moines Register and NPR (No Pie Refused) square off in a battle royal to see who can stuff their face with pie the fastest and take home the coveted rolling pin trophy.  The rumble will stream live on the RAGBRAI Virtually the Best private Facebook page at 4:00 p.m. CST (5:00 p.m. ET)

  (Lytton firehouse construction to date.)

The Rhubarb Rumble will benefit Lytton Iowa’s firehouse construction.  Lytton is the self-proclaimed pie capital of Iowa and makes its RAGBRAI debut in 2021 on the second day of the ride. A special edition “I WON EVERY PIE CONTEST” on RAGBRAI 2020 t-shirt, designed by RAYGUN, will be available for purchase during the virtual ride week. $10 from every t-shirt sale will be donated to help Lytton build the firehouse.

*You must be a registered virtual rider to watch the live pie-eating contest.


Today’s Spotify Playlist is RAGBRAI Crew Tunes! This time we’re rocking to the tunes our crew listens to while they’re on the road for RAGBRAI. Stay tuned as we will release this playlist next week!

That’s virtually it for your sneak peek of Thursday, July 23 on Virtually the Best RAGBRAI 2020! Stay tuned for more updates each day this week.

For more information and to register for Virtually the Best RAGBRAI 2020 visit RAGBRAI.com/VirtuallyTheBest or click the RAGBRAI Virtual Ride link in the menu bar at the top of this page.

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