RAGBRAI adding training event in eastern Iowa

Published: Jan. 23, 2019 at 12:39 PM CST
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When people take part in a new training event for the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, they'll hit a trail in eastern Iowa.

RAGBRAI is hosting the Training Series! Big Rove on Saturday, June 29. It's a one day, 36 mile ride along the Iowa River Corridor Trail, and will include stops in Iowa City, North Liberty and Solon. The event is centered around Big Grove Brewery.

The RAGBRAI Training Series also includes two other events: PIGTAILS III on May 18 and BACooN Ride 6 on June 15.

Those events are just a warm up to the big event. RAGBRAI is slated for July 21 - 27 this summer. On Saturday, RAGBRAI organizers will announce the eight overnight communities at an event in Des Moines.

That's the same day as the Iowa Bike Expo, one of the largest bike shows in the Midwest. It's at the Iowa Events Center from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and features gear, destinations, bikes and more.

You can watch Saturday's announcement live by going to the RAGBRAI website.