Omaha Public Radio News
10:17 am
Wed July 15, 2009

Council Bluffs, Red Oak prepare for RAGBRAI

Council Bluffs, IA – Red Oak, Iowa is preparing to host RAGBRAI for the fourth time.

The 37th Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa begins Sunday in Council Bluffs. The riders' first stop is Red Oak, where up to 30,000 visitors are expected. Red Oak RAGBRAI Publicity Chairman Melanie West says it's a challenge for a town of 6,500 to prepare for that many people.

West says eight entertainment venues will be set up in Red Oak for RAGBRAI. Churches and social organizations also plan to set up vendor booths at the event.

RAGBRAI ends July 25 in Burlington, Iowa.