#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

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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

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Our 12 Iowa Regions for Perfect Autumn Road Trips

We know why you’re taking a road trip this time of year. The leaves are changing, it’s sweater weather, and you know that winter roads may keep you home during a decent amount of your weekends. Fall is here and you’re looking back at another summer of your life going into the history books. But… Continue reading Our 12 Iowa Regions for Perfect Autumn Road Trips

Family Adventures · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Louisa’s Majesty-Endless Waterways,Woodlands, History, & an Authentic Burmese Feast

Louisa County, IA You’ve see all the signs. The shade of brown with white lettering. Turn hear to a campsite, state park, wildlife refuge, wetlands, Native American preserves, river access, lake front, hiking trail, historic landmark, memorial, river slough, boat launches, pioneer cemetery…..You’re probably saying that you have all of those in  your home county.… Continue reading Louisa’s Majesty-Endless Waterways,Woodlands, History, & an Authentic Burmese Feast

#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