Bicycle Riders Enjoy Iowa's "Southern" Hospitality
Thousands of bike riders are traveling in southern Iowa this week. RAGBRAI began on Saturday in Glenwood, and today, they're pedaling from Shenendoah to Creston.
Director, T.J. Juskiewicz, says it's a shorter, flatter ride compared to past routes and includes a gravel section. At 420 miles, it's the third-shortest in the event's 44-year history.
"We haven't visited these towns in a long time, like Leon and Centerville. They're small but have big hearts, and they're ready for RAGBRAI."
The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa will end in Muscatine on Saturday. Leon, Centerville, Ottumwa, and Washington are the other towns where riders will spend their nights. RAGBRAI generates about $3 million-a-day for local economies.