Rock Valley Prepares to Host RAGBRAI

Despite a week of flooding that damaged dozens of homes on the city's north side, Rock Valley is still preparing to host RAGBRAI.

Rock Valley's mayor says the decision came after talking with residents affected by the flooding, and says the city is supportive of hosting the event.

The city council has declared that all proceeds over the RAGBRAI weekend will go to flood relief used for displaced residents and to repair damaged property. RAGBRAI kicks off in Rock Valley Saturday, July 19, with riders leaving to head towards Okoboji on Sunday, July 20.