Join the Iowa City community in welcoming RAGBRAI riders


The community is invited to come out to Sand Road and welcome riders as they enter Iowa City on Friday, July 27. Join cheerleaders from the University of Iowa and local high schools as we give arriving cyclists a big wave. Bring signs and noisemakers to give riders a hearty hello.

Greeters should meet along Sand Road near the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 579 McCollister Blvd. Cheerleaders will be onsite from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., but community members are welcome to stop by anytime from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For those who cannot make it in person, a live feed of riders arriving in Iowa City will be available on the Iowa City RAGBRAI Facebook page. RSVP to welcome event on Facebook for updates and reminders.

A few reminders for greeters:

  • Keep kids and their bikes off the route and a safe distance from riders
  • Do not spray riders with water as this can damage electric equipment and camping supplies
  • Do not hand riders items or reach for a high-five while they are riding
  • Animals and pets must be penned or leashed

If you can’t make it out to greet cyclists, come celebrate with them during the Book it to Iowa City Bash. View the full entertainment lineup at

For more information about welcoming riders, contact Iowa City RAGBRAI Hospitality Chair Monica Nieves at Full event details can be found at and on the Iowa City RAGBRAI Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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