More than 500 volunteers will be needed to help make Iowa City’s overnight stop for RAGBRAI a success. Those interested are encouraged to sign up now through the United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties website, volunteer.unitedwayjwc.org.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties including hospitality, information centers, campgrounds, beverage garden, trash and recycling, shuttle assistance, and volunteer check-in. Shifts are three hours long, and volunteers can sign up for as many shifts as they choose.
All volunteers will receive a volunteer T-shirt, which will provide access to the volunteer hospitality stations located at the main campground and Downtown Iowa City throughout the event.
“Providing an exceptional experience for the thousands of RAGBRAI riders and visitors to Iowa City wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers,” said Lyndsey Kent, RAGBRAI volunteer committee chair. “We’re grateful for their help in showcasing all that Iowa City has to offer.”
Volunteer training will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Mercer Park, 2701 Bradford Drive.
Iowa City will be an overnight stop for RAGBRAI on Friday, July 27. RAGBRAI is the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which this year will begin in Onawa on July 21 and end in Davenport on July 28. The annual event draws about 12,000 cyclists from around the world. The theme is “Book it to Iowa City.”