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Davenport Preparing for RAGBRAI


With just about three months to go, preparations are well underway in Davenport to host the final day of RAGBRAI. Today city leaders unveiled a logo for their part of the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, and detailed how the city will handle the arrival of 15,000 riders on July 25th. 

Joe Taylor, president and ceo of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, says a special website will go "live" on Friday (5/1), davenportragbrai.com.
Also on Friday, RAGBRAI organizers will notify the 15,000 people who've been accepted for this year's ride. 

Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba is looking forward to showing off his city.

To see our riverfront, recreations paths, and thriving downtown.

The ride will end in Davenport the same day as the Bix 7 road race with its annual participation of 15 to 20,000 runners and walkers.

After spending the night in Coralville, riders will enter Davenport from the west on Locust Street, come down Utah Drive, and end at Credit Island to dip their tires in the Mississippi River. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.