Let's try this again.
A year ago in late January, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa held its annual celebration to announce the route for RAGBRAI XLVIII. It was only a few days after the U.S. had confirmed its first case of COVID-19. None of the hundreds of people from throughout Iowa and the American biking community who gathered at the Iowa Events Center for the announcement party knew what was coming.
It wasn't until late April, almost four months later, that RAGBRAI had to take an unthinkable step: canceling the week long ride for the first time since its inception in 1973.
On Saturday, RAGBRAI announced plans for bringing back the ride July 25-31. It will be the same Le Mars-to-Clinton route planned for 2020, with two notable changes