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Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-Shenandoah in Full Bloom

Shenandoah, IA: Page County (Our 30th County!) Another longtime friend of RAGBRAI is gearing up for another round of riders rolling through in July. Summer is a great time to visit Page County, and the annual two-wheeled invasion of Iowa has made the area even more busy. Overnight #2 is loaded with history and ready to make more… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-Shenandoah in Full Bloom

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-From Lewis & Clark to the Bike Brigades: Discovering Glenwood

Glenwood, IA: Mills County (Our 29th County!) I always ask people to tell someone who’s been on RAGBRAI that Iowa is a flat state. You’ll get many degrees of responses immediately. And you’ll more than likely never say that again. One of the most hilly areas of Iowa is the staging point for this year’s greatest annual bike… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-From Lewis & Clark to the Bike Brigades: Discovering Glenwood

#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Museums and History

Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: A “Ridiculous” Visit to Washington

Washington, IA: Washington County You can’t stop the ridiculousness in Washington, you only need to contain yourself on this annual citywide event. The first Saturday of every June, Washington brings out the retail deals, great food, bands, and events all day long. And Team Goodvin made a smooth landing into Washington and we couldn’t wait… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: A “Ridiculous” Visit to Washington

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Outdoors All Year · South Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: Lakeside in Leon

Leon, IA: Decatur County (Our 28th County!) Here we go again, riders! Our RAGBRAI-2015 scouting series was so successful, we said “RAGBRAI-2016….Hell yea! Let’s do it again!” Needless to say we had a blast last year visiting all the overnight towns on the Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa. We had absolutely no doubt that 2016 would be just as amazing. Part 1 of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016: Lakeside in Leon

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 7 of 8: Hungry in Hiawatha

Hiawatha, IA: Linn County (Our 21st County!) Overnight #6 for RAGBRAI’s (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) will feature one of Linn County’s premier communities. Hiawatha is expanding and is offering it’s cycling tourists some great recreation and vittles for their stay. Yup, Team Goodvin managed to find some great food again. Here we go! We found one of the best spots… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 7 of 8: Hungry in Hiawatha

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 6 of 8: The Eldora Corps of Tubers

Eldora, IA: Hardin County (Our 20th County!) What do people do when they get done after riding a bike for 50+ miles? The Iowa Gallivant has some ideas for that question. RAGBRAI’s (Registers-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) overnight #4 has many options that we all love to do when we’ve been working out all day. A comfortable place to sit and drink… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 6 of 8: The Eldora Corps of Tubers

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 5 of 8: A Storm Lake Fathers Day Weekend

Storm Lake, IA: Buena Vista County (Our 19th County!) The Iowa Gallivant is on our 5th leg to bring you RAGBRAI’s (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) second leg. Storm Lake is a veteran when it comes to hosting RAGBRAI and it finds itself on the map as the second overnight destination once again. June is in full swing and so… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 5 of 8: A Storm Lake Fathers Day Weekend

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 4 of 8: Time to Meet the Fort Dodge Family

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County (Our 16th County) JayJay and Monie head to RAGBRAI’s (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) overnight town #3 and Fort Dodge was more than ready to welcome us! It’s our 4th scouting stop and The Iowa Gallivant is noticing the increased fever pitch as we get closer and closer to late July and annual invasion of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 4 of 8: Time to Meet the Fort Dodge Family

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · Northeast Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 3 of 8: The Personalities of Downtown Cedar Falls From an Old Ice House to 4-Alarm Thai Food

Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County (Our 15th County!) RAGBRAI’s (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) overnight #5 is on The Iowa Gallivant and we’re geared up to take a trip to it’s historic downtown district. Time for a Cedar Falls getaway with a gaggle of locals chomping at the bit to show us a great time! Fight back thoughts of boredom,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 3 of 8: The Personalities of Downtown Cedar Falls From an Old Ice House to 4-Alarm Thai Food

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 2 of 8: “Crafting” Our Way Through Downtown Davenport

Davenport, IA: Scott County We make the trek to RAGBRAI (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bicycle-Ride-Across-Iowa) 2015’s eighth and final overnight locale for the second installment of The Iowa Gallivant’s scouting of this proud Iowa tradition. The late July hum of bike tires, the sunny glare off of colorful headgear, and the sound of craft beer taps hard at work… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 2 of 8: “Crafting” Our Way Through Downtown Davenport