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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

#RAGBRAI · Roadside Iowa · South Central Iowa

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

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southwest Iowa

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

#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 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 · 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

Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Museums and History

Go West, Monie & JayJay-Scratching the Surface of Grinnell (Part 1 of 2)

Grinnell, IA: Poweshiek County (Our 14th County!) “Go West, young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles.” ” —Josiah Bushnell Grinnell [3] Good ole Josiah eventually took this famous advice way back in the mid 1800’s. He would go on to be the founder of a central… Continue reading Go West, Monie & JayJay-Scratching the Surface of Grinnell (Part 1 of 2)

#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Museums and History

Scouting RAGBRAI-Part 1 of 8: 24 Hours Inside Iowa River Landing

Coralville, IA: Johnson County The Register’s-Annual-Great-Bicycle-Ride-Across-Iowa (RAGBRAI) has spoken! The 2015 route has been announced and The Iowa Gallivant will be scouting all 8 overnight stops. We begin with the 7th overnight locale that’s conveniently close to our headquarters in Hills- Iowa River Landing in Coralville, one of Johnson County’s premiere destinations for dining, shopping,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Part 1 of 8: 24 Hours Inside Iowa River Landing