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Iowa’s Ride founder TJ Juskiewicz announced on Tuesday that the cross-state bicycle ride's inaugural event will be rescheduled for next summer, with some changes to the original plans.

The first-ever east-to-west cross-state ride was planned for July 12-18, 2020, but it wascanceled on April 27due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday Juskiewicz announced the ride will now be July 18-24, 2021, beginning in Dubuque and ending in Rock Rapids.

“This semi-supported ride will be free for everyone that originally registered to ride on Iowa’s Ride this summer,” a press release on the ride's website states. “The purpose of the journey is simple: support Iowa’s small towns and their businesses, which we could not do this summer due to COVID-19.”

All of the ride's overnight stops will be the same -Monticello, Vinton, Eldora, Clarion, Emmetsburg, Sheldon-with the new date for Eldora slated for July 20, 2021.

Hardin County will also host a RAGBRAI stop next summer. The 40-plus-year-old cross-state bicycle ride was planning an overnight stop in Iowa Falls this summer, but organizersannounced last month that the were pushing the ride back one year, to July 25-31, 2021. The ride will keep the same route, including an overnight in the Scenic City.

Each Iowa's Ride town will have one main campground for camping at no cost to the riders. Iowa’s Ride will provide a baggage truck. Riders can put a bag on it in the morning, and it will be driven to the next overnight town.


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