You can register for RAGBRAI! This is music to many bikers ears after the 2020 edition was scrapped due to COVID-19. With a vaccine on the way (already being used in the U.K.) there's a great deal of optimism that life can return to normal by this summer, which means RAGBRAI could proceed as planned.

The route will almost unchanged from planned 2020 route, with Waterloo remaining as an overnight stop. Maquoketa, however, had to drop out as an overnight stop due to construction projects that would hinder RAGBRAI riders. Despite optimism a vaccine will put an end to the pandemic, RAGBRAI organizers say they are planning for contingencies related to COVID-19. If you planned to ride last year and you already transferred your 2020 registration to 2021, you will not have to do anything more. The event will kickoff on July 25 and conclude on July 31. Iowa's Ride, created by former RAGBRAI committee members, will hold its inaugural ride beginning July 18.

RAGBRAI is an acronym for Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, and this year will be the 48th ride across the state. Riders will come from all over the world to participate in the annual event. RAGBRAI riders will be in Waterloo on Day 4, Wednesday, July 28. See the entire route for 2021 here.

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