Planning for the thousands of bike riders who will roll into town on July 23rd is just beginning. Many volunteers will be needed before, during and after the event. Area residents are encouraged to share their time and talents, as there are a number of areas where help will be needed. For your convenience, complete and submit the online VOLUNTEER FORM. Your willingness to help is greatly appreciated and will help the La Porte City RAGBRAI Committee begin to organize the community effort to welcome RAGBRAI.

Do you have an idea that would make a great theme for La Porte City’s RAGBRAI Celebration? The La Porte City RAGBRAI Steering Committee is sponsoring a contest for a RAGBRAI theme. If your theme idea is chosen, you’ll  win a La Porte City RAGBRAI t-shirt! Along with your theme idea, be sure to include ways it can be used throughout the community. How can vendors, entertainment, volunteers  and community decorators incorporate the theme? The deadline for theme submissions is Friday, April 24, 2015. For your convenience, submit your theme idea using the online LPC RAGBRAI THEME FORM or jot your idea down on paper, along with your name and phone number, and drop it off or mail it to City Hall, 202 Main Street.

The La Porte City RAGBRAI Steering Committee is seeking old bicycles and bicycle parts (wheels, gears, etc.) to be used to create bicycle art sculptures that will be on display when RAGBRAI visits La Porte City on July 23, 2015. If you have a bicycle or bicycle parts you’d like to donate for the project, contact City Clerk Jane Whittlesey by calling 342-3396 or send e-mail to: to make arrangements for the donation. This is a great way to get rid of old bikes and bike parts you no longer want!