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As Iowa’s 500-mile bike ride gears up for the 50th ride this summer, overnight towns were revealed to include Coralville as a stop.

Johnson County bike shop owners are gearing up for RAGBRAI’s pit stop in Coralville for its 50th ride this summer.

On day six of RAGBRAI, riders will roll into Johnson County coming 80 miles from Tama-Toledo. The journey begins July 22 and ends on July 29. Started by two Des Moines Register employees in 1973, the seven-day bike ride goes from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River stopping each night of the ride.

It will mark the sixth year of Coralville being an overnight town in the RAGBRAI expedition.

During the ride, Coralville will also celebrate its 150th anniversary as a town.

Paul Sueppel, a manager of Iowa City World of Bikes on 723 S. Gilbert St., said the announcement of RAGBRAI coming back to Coralville is awesome.

Sueppel said business pick-ups at World of Bikes during RAGBRAI.



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