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Fort Dodge

Sac City

Sac City

Sunday - July 25
  • 83.8 Miles
  • 2,681 Feet To Climb

We hope you can feel the welcoming energy as you pedal through our small town, taking in the beauty of all the recent and ongoing improvements with help from the John Criss Trust.

Known for being the home to the World’s Largest Popcorn Ball, Sac City also has numerous historical sites and other amenities for you to enjoy. From our Aquatic Center to our award-winning Cattail Cove, we hope you have a ball here in our little piece of paradise.

The family-owned stores found throughout Sac City treat their patrons as if they have known them for years. No one is a stranger in Sac City, and you won’t be either.

Drone shot overlooking Sac City community

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what’s happening and how we’re preparing for you to stay in our town!

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at SacCityRAGBRAI@gmail.com

 

Vist Sac City Today!

Entertainment

Food and Vendors

We are very excited about RAGBRAI coming to Sac City on Sunday, July 25th, 2021. We are expecting approximately 15,000 RAGBRAI participants to spend the night. This is not a small job, and we need the help of many organizations and businesses. We want every organization and business to be successful, which in turn will make RAGBRAI a success for the whole community.

If you’re interested in applying to be a vendor in Sac City during RAGBRAI, please fill out the application below.

You can always email us with any questions at SacCityRAGBRAI@gmail.com

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Sac City RAGBRAI

 

VENDOR APPLICATION VENDOR INFO

Directions & Parking

FAQ

Will there be housing available in Sac City?

Sac City is committed to finding spaces to camp for all individuals, charters, and bike clubs registered with RAGBRAI. Due to Covid concerns, there will be no “housing bureaus” run by the host town. Once the registration deadline arrives, we will start finding designated places for bike clubs and charters that need a place to stay. There will be campgrounds available for tent camping and for RV’s that are registered with RAGBRAI. There will be a designated “family” campground, as well. 

Shortly after the official route announcement party, many individuals have reached out to people they know in town, and bike clubs have reached out to private landowners, churches, etc. Those who have not made such arrangements will have camping spaces designated for them. Some individuals in town may choose to open their lawns and/or homes to bikers, but there will be no “matching up” those who want housing with those individuals who are willing to provide it.

When will information be available for interested vendors?

Sac City RAGBRAI will be posting information for vendors in mid-to-late March. Informational meetings will also be scheduled later in March. Look for details in the Sac Sun and social media.

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    Fort Dodge

    Fort Dodge

    Monday - July 26
    • 67.2 Miles
    • 996 Feet To Climb

    We’ll be Rollin’ on the River, RAGBRAI®!

    Fort Dodge is thrilled to host RAGBRAI on Monday, July 26th, 2021.

    On behalf of the citizens of Fort Dodge and our City Council, I am pleased to welcome RAGBRAI back to Fort Dodge and to Webster County, IA.

    In all my years in Fort Dodge, I find this is one of the most exciting times to call this community home. With a population of more than 24,000, we are the county seat for Webster County and a major commercial center for North Central and Northwest Iowa.

    Fort Dodge was founded in 1869 and was originally a military fort. Throughout history, Fort Dodge has seen many changes, but today is thriving more than ever. It continues to show economic growth and the community continues to come together to find ways to make Fort Dodge a dynamic and exciting place to live.

    Fort Dodge is a friendly town with wonderful neighborhoods, first-class educational opportunities, state-of-the-art health services, many service clubs and organizations, and an array of arts and culture — as well as boundless activities through recreation, local attractions, and entertainment venues. We have made many improvements to our community since RAGBRAI was here in 2015. Together we have made great strides within our infrastructure, retail, recreational, and educational opportunities that have helped our community thrive. It is my hope that you will find Fort Dodge a great stop on your RAGBRAI journey.

    Again, I welcome you to our great community. Enjoy your stay here and discover why Fort Dodge is a healthy, vibrant community in which to live, work, and play.

    Mayor Matt Bemrich
    Like us on Facebook to keep informed (& excited) about all the new plans.
    Questions? For now, please email us at ragbraifd@gmail.com.

    RAGBRAI 2021 Announcement FD

    Learn more about Fort Dodge here!

    If you’re as excited as we are and want to show your Fort Dodge pride, you can order apparel here:

    GET YOUR SWAG ON

    Riders

    Have you started training yet? Because we’ve started gearing up for your arrival. From beginning to end, we’ll show you exactly how Fort Dodge is Rollin’ on the River! Want to keep up with what’s going on in Fort Dodge as we prepare for your arrival? Follow us on Facebook!

    Entertainment

    Fort Dodge is always rockin’ and rollin’. From live entertainment, refreshments, and good ole community hospitality, we’ll welcome you into Downtown Fort Dodge and guide you to our unique locally-owned restaurants, breweries, pubs, and shops. You’re not going to want to leave!

    We are ridiculously excited to announce our entertainment — and here it is! We are thrilled to make sure you have a blast rollin’ on the river here in Fort Dodge — and these incredible bands will make it happen!

    Starting at 2 pm, local buskers will be entertaining throughout the day as you (& they) make their way through downtown Fort Dodge.
    4 pm – 6 pm – Cory Waller & The Wicked Things
    6 pm  -8 pm – Salty View
    8 pm – 10 pm – Lone Tree Revival

    Lone Tree Revival May be an image of one or more people, people standing and outdoors May be an image of 5 people, people standing and outdoors

    Food and Vendors

    We have filled all of our vendor spots, and we’re super excited to give you all the details! Check back for updates and follow our Facebook page!

    You can always email us with any questions at ragbraifd@gmail.com

    Directions & Parking

    Maps! Maps! Get your maps here!

    Images below. For a downloadable, printable version, click here:
    RAGBRAI Fort Dodge 2021 Map
    Vendor Map – Fort Dodge 2021

    Camping

    We’re going to get you set up along the river with easy access to historic downtown Fort Dodge and all the amenities you’ll need.

    Sunkissed Meadows is a 30+ acre former par-3 ball golf course that over time has been converted to an 18-hole disc golf course. Nestled into the Des Moines River Valley, affectionately called Sunkissed by locals, this park provides a plush grass surface with numerous trees that continue to provide tough angles and obstacles for any disc golfer’s enjoyment and bountiful shade for all users of the park.

    The large tranquil park has an outdoor exercise equipment station located on the intersection of two connecting trail systems that surround the natural landscape. On the other end, a R/C (Remote Control) vehicle track provides for weeknight leagues and weekend tournaments, bring R/C enthusiasts from all around. This park provides a variety of passive, do on your own, recreational opportunities, for users of all ages and interest.

    Due to its large size and proximity to downtown, Sunkissed is home to many special events, including 5K walk/runs, Car Cruises, and a variety of other community events. This year’s RAGBRAI will be the first here, but definitely not the last time this area will host RAGBRAI as the main campground.

    We are currently not assigning campgrounds/RVs to riders or teams. We won’t begin communication on that until May 4th, 2021 after RAGBRAI has announced their lottery results and riders have been assigned their wristbands. If you would like to submit a request now, you may do so and we will follow up when we are ready.

    Residence

    We are tremendously grateful to the residents of Fort Dodge for their hospitality not only during RAGBRAI, but also year-round. We know that life will get a little wild on Monday, July 26th and Tuesday, July 27th, so here’s more information for you.

    The annual RAGBRAI event will be coming to Fort Dodge next Monday, July 26. As expected, this will cause traffic flow issues throughout the city during the day Monday, and during their departure Tuesday morning, July 27. We encourage community members to be aware of the RAGBRAI routes and use alternative routes for those two days.

    The highlights;
    1. Kenyon Road from HWY 169 to 12th Street (Monday from 4:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.)
    Reduced to 25 MPH, head-to-head vehicle traffic in westbound lane
    Eastbound lanes will be bike traffic only
    2. Sunkissed Meadows and surrounding area
    Sunkissed Meadows will be the main campground. All roads immediately surrounding the area will be closed to local traffic.
    3. South 7th Street
    South 7th Street will be used as a walking/biking path between Sunkissed Meadows and the downtown area. South 7th Street will be closed to traffic and those living in the area will need to seek alternate routes.
    4. Downtown
    This will be the main entertainment area and closed to traffic all day Monday. A portion of downtown will remain closed Tuesday morning for the route out.
    5. Route Out
    Riders will be crossing the town from Sunkissed Meadows, leaving east on 10th Ave North. This will require riders to cross the entire city Tuesday morning. Road closures will be in place and residents are encouraged to cross the route at 9th Street, 15th Street or 22nd Street. 32nd Street will be closed to all north/south traffic Tuesday morning.
    6. 6th Ave North from 11th Street to MLK Drive
    No Parking will be allowed along this stretch from midnight Tuesday morning until 11:00 A.M.
    7. Knollcrest Neighborhood
    10th Ave North will be closed Tuesday morning from 5:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Residents of the Knollcrest neighborhood will need to detour north to 25th Ave North in order to go south into town.
    8. North 32nd Street
    North 32nd Street at 10th Ave North will be closed Tuesday morning, from 5:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. All north/south traffic will need to see an alternate route.

    Linked below, you will find a media release containing traffic flow information. In addition, two photos have been attached showing the route out of the city. With 15,000+ riders entering our community next week, we encourage everyone to be cautious of the increased traffic. We understand this may be an inconvenience but we want to ensure the safety of both our community members and the riders.

    RAGBRAI 2021 Media Release

    Click here to host riders in your yard

     

    Housing

    We’ve created a Facebook Group where residents and cyclists can work together for housing. Take a look here:

    Housing FB Group 

    If you do not use Facebook and would like assistance hosting or being hosted, click here:

    Submit housing request here

    Volunteer

    Everyone knows that it’s the volunteers that make the magic happen. Join us in welcoming our guests by becoming a volunteer.

    Volunteer here!  Click here to host riders in your yard

    FAQ

    We’re putting together some Frequently Asked Questions right now, but in the meantime, why don’t you ask away by emailing us with any questions at ragbraifd@gmail.com?

    Let’s Talk About COVID-19:

    For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 precautions we’re taking here in Fort Dodge and Webster County, please refer to the following:

    Additionally, here is what RAGBRAI plans as far as COVID-19 mitigation:

    1. Online pre-event health screening will be required of all participants
    2. Daily health screening will be required of all staff, vendors, and volunteers
    3. Participants, staff, vendors, and volunteers will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible
    4. Hand sanitizer must be available at all vendor locations, in SAG wagons, and will be provided to towns for entertainment venues & volunteer use
    5. Appropriate COVID-19 mitigation signage provided by RAGBRAI will be posted at the entrance to all areas of the ride expected to have large numbers of participants or spectators
    6. All venues and towns will be encouraged to recommend outdoor dining to their restaurants and bars
    7. Indoor hosted housing will not be supported by RAGBRAI

    RAGBRAI reserves the right to add or remove any of the above mitigation methods based on current State of Iowa recommendations and industry best practices.

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