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Charles City Proves Popular with RAGBRAI, Biking Enthusiasts

For the sixth time, Charles City has been selected as an overnight stay for RAGBRAI.

The 2022 route for the bicycle ride across Iowa was announced Friday night, with Charles City tabbed as the overnight host for Thursday, July 28th. Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Coordinator Ginger Williams says their push to bring the bike riders back to town for the first time since 2017 started last fall.

Charles City RAGBRAI committee member Emily Garden says the response to another stop in Charles City was highly enthusiastic at this weekend’s Iowa Bike Expo in Des Moines.

Garden encourages residents to follow the Charles City RAGBRAI Facebook page for the latest updates, including volunteers for the various planning committees. 

Charles City also hosted overnight RAGBRAI stops in 1982, 1996, 2002 and 2010.

The night before the Charles City stop, RAGBRAI stops overnight in Mason City (July 27) while the next night’s stop is in West Union (July 29).

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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