Sac CitySunday - 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.
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
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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
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Directions & Parking
We are working on putting together a map with all the route and shuttle information. As soon as we have it we’ll pop it here.
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.
Fort DodgeMonday - 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.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
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!
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 for Monday, but we’re not quite there yet. Check back here and/or visit our Facebook page for the official announcements.
Food and Vendors
We’re looking for a few good vendors! If you’re interested in applying to be a vendor in Fort Dodge during RAGBRAI, please fill out the appropriate form below.
You can always email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions & Parking
Once we have the full route — complete with map and shuttle information, we’ll pop it in here, so stay tuned!
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 a 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.
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 we plan on letting you know any alternate routes for getting to work and play during that time. Keep an eye on this space for more information as it becomes available.Click here to host riders in your yard
We’ve created a Facebook Group where residents and cyclists can work together for housing. Take a look here:
If you do not use Facebook and would like assistance hosting or being hosted, click here:Submit housing request here
Everyone knows that it’s the volunteers that make the magic happen. Join us in welcoming our guests by becoming a volunteer.
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:
- Online pre-event health screening will be required of all participants
- Daily health screening will be required of all staff, vendors, and volunteers
- Participants, staff, vendors, and volunteers will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible
- Hand sanitizer must be available at all vendor locations, in SAG wagons, and will be provided to towns for entertainment venues & volunteer use
- 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
- All venues and towns will be encouraged to recommend outdoor dining to their restaurants and bars
- 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.