Every year the Des Moines Register sponsors Ragbrai, a bicycle ride across Iowa. It has become very popular and so they restrict the number or riders to 10,000 each day. However, a large number of riders join in without registering and so it is estimated that there are 20,000 riders on the road each day. I rode Ragbrai in July of 2010.
A bicycle underpass in Sioux City Iowa.
My orange MEC tent and bicycle, they served me well.
It was 6:00 am. The official riding time each day was 6:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. However,I think quite a few cycled before and after the 6:00 o'clock times.
The official start with a tire dip in the Missouri.
What you see on a pit stop on the road in Iowa.
The second night I had a cicada molt in my tent. In the morning, as I packed up my tent I found the insect. I used a twig to transfer it to a tree and tossed out the old skin. I wish now I would have saved it.