#RAGBRAI · Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Onawa’s Meatloaf on the Missouri…That’s Just the Beginning My Friends

Onawa, IA: Monona County (Our 75th County!) You’ll have a lot to prepare for when it comes to this year’s largest bike tour in the world. Luckily Onawa has you covered from the last minute tube of toothpaste to the first icy beverage on the route to the first carbo-load and protein punch of your many to come across… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Onawa’s Meatloaf on the Missouri…That’s Just the Beginning My Friends

#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways

Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa City’s Celebration, 42 Years in the Making

Iowa City, IA:Johnson County We had to travel a whole 0.0 miles for this gallivant because Overnight #7, on this year’s RAGBRAI route, is in our hometown of Iowa City and we couldn’t wait to scout this party out. It was 42 years ago when RAGBRAI last spent the night in Iowa City and this town prepping… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa City’s Celebration, 42 Years in the Making

#RAGBRAI · Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Smiles of Jefferson Are Towering Over the Route

Jefferson, IA: Greene County (Our 74th County!) Highway to Bells is the theme here for RAGBRAI-Jefferson and you’ll see why and hear why from miles away. The town’s most noticeable landmark will be front and center all day and night, and the view of RAGBRAI may never be better. The Mahanay Bell Tower will show you a view, 120 feet up,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Smiles of Jefferson Are Towering Over the Route

#RAGBRAI · East Iowa · Grownup Getaways · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Party Has Already Started in Downtown Davenport

Davenport, IA: Scott County It has come full circle for us here on The Iowa Gallivant on this 4th year of our project called Scouting RAGBRAI because, like in 2015, we’re back to Downtown Davenport and the countdown to late July is on! We’re on a much needed grownup getaway and this town knows how to supply the great times!… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Party Has Already Started in Downtown Davenport

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County If you’ve been following The Iowa Gallivant you’ve seen the treks we’ve been on all year and beyond. This RAGBRAI-2017 project started in March with Algona and ends with one of America’s most historic lake towns. We have made it! Here’s the last scouting trip we have for you, RAGBRAI. Overnight… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

*Our stay here was complimentary. The opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. Lansing, IA: Allamakee County It has been decades since RAGBRAI peddled into one of Iowa’s greatest natural wonders. The diversity in every stop will show the entire fleet just how unique Iowa is in its communities. When the towering bluffs of Lansing… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Scouting RAGBRAI: Carb-Up/Coffee-Up in Spencer

Spencer, IA: Clay County (Our 60th County) RAGBRAI has an old friend hosting the bike battalions for Overnight #2 and we could tell that they just know how to RAGBRAI their town right up. Spencer is a veteran when it comes to hosting the Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa and other massive events. Not only will thousands of happy-happy joy-joy bike riders… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI: Carb-Up/Coffee-Up in Spencer