The City of La Porte City has been notified by officials of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) that La Porte City will be a part of the 2015 route. 2015 marks the 43rd year for the bike ride that draws tens of thousands of riders who pedal their way across the state. This year, the ride will take place July 19-25, with La Porte City serving as a pass-through community on July 23rd, as cyclists travel from Cedar Falls to Hiawatha on the fifth day of the journey.
At this time, additional details, such as the specific route cyclists will take through town and the time frame area residents can expect RAGBRAI-related activities to be scheduled, is not yet available. The complete RAGBRAI XLIII announcement will be made in the March 8, 2015 edition of the Des Moines Register.
La Porte City’s only prior designation as a community on the RAGBRAI route was in 1983.