What you need to know - RAGBRAI XLVIII Day 3: Fort Dodge to Iowa Falls

  • 26 July, 2021
  • Andrea Parrott

Here’s what you need to know about Day 3 of RAGBRAI XLVIII, when we ride from Fort Dodge to Iowa Falls!

First things first: let’s see our route:

Today’s ride is 55.5 miles with approximately 1,028 feet of climb. Those who ride the Gravel “loop” will travel 70.2 miles and have 1,376 feet of climb. On our way from Sac City to Fort Dodge, we will visit Duncombe, Webster City (Meeting Town), Blairsburg, Williams (2 miles south), and Alden. Stop by the People for Bikes booth downtown in every overnight town for route cards with more accurate between-town mileages.

Tuesday on RAGBRAI XLVIII is Jim Green Day and Gravel Day!

Jim Green Day
RAGBRAI XLVIII is in memory of James “Greenie” Green, the popular, long-time RAGBRAI director from 1991-2004. On this day, we honor Greenie’s outgoing personality, passion, and the energy he brought to RAGBRAI. Wear your “The Grass is Always Greenie” shirt available at the RAGBRAI Merchandise trailers. All profits from the sale of the shirt go to the Dream Team, co-founded by Greenie.

Gravel Day
There are no denying riders who enjoy gravel riding! In the past, RAGBRAI has offered a gravel loop. This year we’ve taken it to the next level with a 70-mile route taking riders through Alden. This optional route is recommended for those who truly want a taste of Iowa gravel.

Once we get to Iowa Falls, we’ll be Nautical by Nature! Thanks to our official GIS Sponsor, CGA Consultants for our RAGBRAI XLVIII Overnight Town Maps!

To find out more about Iowa Falls’ plans for us visit their page on our website: https://ragbrai.com/route-maps/fort-dodge/?section=ui-rb-towns-1

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RagbraiIowaFalls
Instagram: @RAGBRAIiowa


Iowa Falls Bands

Iowa Falls has a FULL entertainment line up of all SEVEN acts performing on July 27th and a bonus band on Wednesday morning July 28th!! We are so excited to have amazing music for you in the Scenic City of Iowa Falls! The entertainment area and beer garden (21+ only) at Estes Park opens at 10:30am and the music starts at 11am, there will be 12 full hours of continuous live music on two stages. There will be $5 beers: Busch Light, Bud Light, Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Dorothy’s, Psuedo Sue, Tailwind and $5 seltzers: Pineapple Kick, Wild Raspberry, and $3 waters

  1. 8pm-11pm – Sellout
  2. 6pm-8pm – Pert Near Sandstone
  3. 4pm-6pm – One Track Mind
  4. 2pm-4pm – Tank Anthony
  5. 1pm-2pm – Brian Herrin
  6. 12am-1pm – Aaron McClanahan
  7. 11am-1pm – The Day Drinkers
  8. 7:30am-10am Wednesday morning – The Spacemen

MercyOne Health Tip

With summer in full swing and lots of opportunities for outdoor fun, it’s a good time for a reminder about proper hand hygiene. Whether you’re attending a county fair, hitting the ballpark, spending the day on the water or participating in a biking event, it’s important to remember to wash your hands regularly – because germs are everywhere!

For more: https://ragbrai.com/mercyone-and-ragbrai-health-tip-5-hand-hygiene/

Fuel Up at Kwik Star Photo Contest

#FuelUp at KwikStar on RAGBRAI XLVIII. Whether you need snacks, caffeine, take home meals, or fuel, stop by one of the Kwik Stars along the RAGBRAI route to fuel up. To enter the contest take a picture of your fuel up choice, and post it to Instagram/Facebook, tag @RAGBRAI and @KwikStar or @KwikTrip and use #FuelUpRAGBRAI2021. Seven lucky winners will receive a $100 gift card to Kwik Star! Winners will be announced the week after the ride.

Hungry? Fareway is just around the corner. 
There’s a Fareway in Iowa Falls today! Treat yourself and your team to a big bag of cookies or pick up something to grill at the RV.
It’s at 500 Iowa Street, Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Thirsty? Big Grove is with Mr. Pork Chop
Find a Tailwind – guaranteed! Just keep an eye out for Mr. Pork Chop’s big pig bus.

Need Swag? Scheels has you covered
Scheels is our official Sporting Goods Supplier and this week they’ll also be our official Swag Supplier. Stop by their tent next to the Iowa Beer Bus about five miles past Blairsburg and see if you can score a freebie! The locations are marked on our official fold out maps.

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