RAGBRAI 2020 Cancels Amid Coronavirus
RAGBRAI 2020 is officially cancelled due to concerns of the coronavirus.
In an announcement on Monday, the 2020 Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will not happen because of concerns of the coronavirus. This years RAGBRAI will be pushed to next year starting on July 25th and ending July 31st.
The RAGBRAI committee said in their press release,
"The safety of our riders has always been the most important focus for our RAGBRAI team and we feel the decision to postpone to July 25 -31, 2021 is the right one. We strongly feel that this is in everyone’s best interest.
RAGBRAI takes months of planning and preparation. Based on the extreme disruption COVID-19 has had and will have on the planning, we didn’t feel it was responsible to move forward and put the safety of our riders, crew, communities, or residents of Iowa at risk.
The press release also said that the route in 2021 will remain the same. Major stops on the 48th RAGBRAI are, in order, Le Mars, Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Anamosa, Maquoketa, and ending in Clinton.