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Ames RAGBRAI Town Hall meetings set for June 22

June 7, 2023

Bicyclists from RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, will be arriving in Ames on Tuesday, July 25, and spending the night before continuing their eastward ride across the state. To provide an overview of the event, including information on how to get involved, two Town Hall meetings have been scheduled for 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, at Ames City Hall council chambers, 515 Clark Ave. 

Ames RAGBRAI Town Hall graphic“This is a great opportunity to showcase everything Ames has to offer. It helps promote local businesses and allows residents to get involved through volunteering or hosting riders,” said Kevin Bourke, president & CEO of Discover Ames. “We offer the Town Halls so residents can stay informed and ask questions about Ames RAGBRAI. We are anticipating another great year!” 

The RAGBRAI route into Ames has cyclists entering northbound on South Dakota Avenue, then going east on Mortensen Road. As riders approach Jack Trice Stadium, they will ride through the stadium concourse, exiting across the East Gateway Pedestrian Bridge. Riders and members of the community are invited to Downtown Ames after the event to enjoy live music, beer tents, and a variety of food vendors.  

Volunteers are needed to participate in the welcome rally, help at campgrounds, information booths, hosting riders, and many more opportunities. More information is available at, or contact Discover Ames at (515) 232-4032 or at 

Can’t attend in person? Live stream the meeting!

Ames Television Live Stream – Television YouTube – of Ames Facebook –


For more information, contact: 

Carole Gieseke 

Discover Ames director of marketing and communications 

(515) 956-4602 / 


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3 Responses

  1. Want to purchase Ragbrai Ames shirt, How can I get this accomplished? I have searched your site and can’t locate where to order?

  2. The Ames organizing committee is not selling T-shirts. We have provided the Ames RAGBRAI logo to several retail vendors. A number of vendors will be located at our RAGBRAI events on July 25.

  3. Isn’t this the same city that has illegal ordinances banning bicycle use from one their streets?
    The riding of bicycles, tricycles or unicycles on the roadway of Grand Avenue in the City of Ames, Iowa, is prohibited. Any person who shall ride a bicycle on the traveled portion of the roadway of Grand Avenue between Lincoln Way and 30th Street in the City of Ames shall be in violation of this section.
    See also Section 19.14.

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