RAGBRAI Bring Thousands to Siouxland

The annual RAGBRAI bike ride got under way in Northwest Iowa yesterday, with the traditional tire-dip in the Rock River in Rock Valley before riders hit the road and made their way 71 miles east to Okoboji for their overnight stop, with pit stops in Hull, Boyden, and Sheldon. Today riders had a comparatively short 41 mile ride from the Great Lakes region to Emmetsburg, something a lot of them were thankful for in today's hot temps and high heat index values.