Mason City set to host overnight stop for RAGBRAI 2022

RAGBRAI is making a big change for people who want to participate in the upcoming ride.
RAGBRAI is making a big change for people who want to participate in the upcoming ride.
Published: Jan. 29, 2022 at 8:02 PM CST
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MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) – Mason City will be hosting an overnight stop for bikers in RAGBRAI 2022.

The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa is returning to the state for its 49th year. Mason City will welcome more than 15,000 guests from all over the country and globe for the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world on Wed. July 28.

Mason City last was scheduled to be a pit stop for RAGBRAI in 2014. It was estimated that a $3 million economic impact was generated by riders, guests and visitors during the overnight stop.

“This is very exciting for Mason City and we’re thrilled to welcome over 15,000 guests from all over the country and world to our community,” stated Mayor Bill Schickel. “We are honored to host this grand event and showcase all of the great progress occurring right here in Mason City.”

“This will be a big day for local businesses that will cater to the riders and those who come to our community to take part in the festivities,” said Lindsey James, Executive Director of Visit Mason City.

Charles City is also slated to host an overnight stop. RAGBRAI starts on July 23 and wraps up on July 30.

Mason City is looking for volunteers for the event. If you are interested, contact the Visit Mason City office at 641-422-1663 / vmc@VisitMasonCityIowa.com.

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