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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

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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

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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

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Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

Allamakee County, IA You are now reading the first “bonus” article we’ve done in our three years of Scouting RAGBRAI. For the first time there are two overnights in Allamakee County, at one time, and our recent trips to NE-Iowa revealed why the 45th trek across the state could be one of the most beautiful of its… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Waukon…Getting Bigger At Every Turn

Waukon, IA: Allamakee County What’s the biggest city in Iowa? Go ahead and answer that question but, after reading this post, you may want to change your answer. You see, RAGBRAI has a way of redirecting your mind frame even it is just for a week in late July. Each overnight town has a way of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Waukon…Getting Bigger At Every Turn

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Northeast Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2017: 5 Out of 5 Admirals Agree, Cresco Will Be Good Times

Cresco, IA: Howard County (Our 58th County!) A town that has raised some of the greatest Americans in our history is prepping for 2017’s annual RAGBRAI voyage and we’re here to tell you that Overnight #6 is going to have all your carbs, beverages, and plenty of ways to recharge your whole ride. This is The Iowa Gallivant and you know… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2017: 5 Out of 5 Admirals Agree, Cresco Will Be Good Times

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Charles City’s Pizza Powerhouse, Breakfast Boss, & Camping on the Endless Riverfront

Charles City, IA: Floyd County (Our 57th County!) How does one get through a beautiful spring weekend in North Central Iowa? How about like a RAGBRAI’er by camping, making nice with the locals, and finding unforgettable food! And I just realized that I’ve been doing that my whole adult life so this scouting mission is a piece… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Charles City’s Pizza Powerhouse, Breakfast Boss, & Camping on the Endless Riverfront

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Kick Back Your Clogs In Orange City

Orange City, IA: Sioux County (Our 53rd County!) Our scouting adventures of RAGBRAI-2017 takes us to overnight #1 and a first timer to hosting the thousands of Iowa-loving, sun-seeking, carb-craving, cold beverage wanting, tight clothed supporting cyclists. Orange City has experience being a ride-through town but has never been the first leg of the greatest bike tour on… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Kick Back Your Clogs In Orange City

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Algona-Killer Omelets, Wine Country, & Parrot Destination All In One Oasis

Algona, IA: Kossuth County (Our 45th County!) The route is on! Or announced that is. And that means The Iowa Gallivant is starting our 3rd season of scouting RAGBRAI! (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) There’s 8 exciting overnights to scout out and our first stop is #3 on the path of the world greatest bike tour. Algona is prepping do be this year’s premier oasis… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Algona-Killer Omelets, Wine Country, & Parrot Destination All In One Oasis

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-The City of Bridges and 10,000 Tacos: Ottumwa Gears Up

Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County (Our 31st County!) RAGBRAI is quickly approaching and the excitement is building all over southern Iowa. Overnight #6 is in Ottumwa and the town is anticipating a very successful celebration. It takes a lot blood, sweat, and spandex to pull off a RAGBRAI bash and Ottumwa has the ambassadors to make it happen. And… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-The City of Bridges and 10,000 Tacos: Ottumwa Gears Up