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LE MARS PREPARING TO HOST RAGBRAI IN JULY

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RAGBRAI IS DEFINITELY BEGINNING IN LE MARS THIS SUMMER.

OFFICIALS WITH THE DES MOINES REGISTER’S GREAT BIKE RIDE ACROSS IOWA ANNOUNCED ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE THAT THE 2021 RIDE WILL TAKE PLACE THE LAST WEEK OF JULY WITH LE MARS SERVING AS THE INITIAL OVER-NIGHT HOST COMMUNITY.

MITCH CHRISTOFFEL, CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE LE MARS RAGBRAI COMMITTEE, SAYS THEY ARE ORGANIZING TO HOST THE EVENT IN A SAFE MANNER:

RAG1 OC……..THE VOLUNTEERS. :14

IN PAST YEARS, RAGBRAI OFFICIALS WOULD ASK RESIDENTS OF OVERNIGHT HOST COMMUNITIES TO CONSIDER OPENING THEIR HOMES TO ACCOMMODATE BICYCLISTS.

CHRISTOFFEL SAYS BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS, THAT PLEA IS NOT BEING ENCOURAGED THIS YEAR:

RAG2 OC………AREA HERE. :09

CHRISTOFFEL SAYS THE LOCAL COMMITTEES ARE LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER DURING THE RAGBRAI EVENT.

HE SAYS, SO FAR, THE COMMITTEES HAVE NOT YET DECIDED ON A THEME WHEN THEY WELCOME THE ANTICIPATED 20,000 PLUS BICYCLE RIDERS TO LE MARS.