To get GPX or TPX files - sign up for a Ride Spot account and set up your profile. When you are signed in, a SAVE drop down menu will appear beneath the map. You can download routes for Garmin there. Link to sign up can be found in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Download the app on iOS or Android to navigate using your phone and to track your RAGBRAI experience. You can upload photos, tag friends, and more!
Today is Karras Loop Day! The Loop provides some serious extra mileage - 32.3 miles (for a total of 116.6 miles) and 1,310 feet of climb (for a total of 4,562 ft. of climb) so only take it on if you’re feeling strong. Wednesday is also PeopleForBikes Day! PeopleForBikes is the movement to improve bicycling in the U.S. They also make a pretty sweet app called Ride Spot. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, PeopleForBikes unites Americans to boost bicycling on a national level for results that can be seen locally. Find out more and support them today at: https://peopleforbikes.org/
PeopleForBikes is also the parent organization of DRAFT – the Meetups that Andrea Parrott (RAGBRAI) and Kathy Murphy (Iowa Bicycle Coalition) host four times per year across Iowa. These Meetups are a place to talk bikes, drink a craft beer, hear some fast-paced, interesting talks on cycling, and maybe even do a little networking. We’ll have two more DRAFTs in the Fall of 2019 so stay tuned to RAGBRAI.com for more info!
Routes subject to change. Exact routes through pass-through towns and over-night towns may not be accurate.