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Burlington to Host Overnight Stop for RAGBRAI 2019

January 28, 2019

BURLINGTON, IOWA – Burlington has been selected to be an overnight stop for RAGBRAI 2019 on Friday, July 26.  Chosen from more than 200 interested cities, Burlington will be the seventh stop and first of two towns along the route where riders can dip their tires in the Mississippi River.

“We are beyond excited to have RAGBRAI back in Greater Burlington.  Hosting as an overnight stop for the first time will be an incredible opportunity to show off our community to tens of thousands of bike enthusiasts and new visitors.” Stated Chelsea Lerud, Executive Director of Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Greater Burlington Partnership will be the lead planning organization for Burlington RAGBRAI 2019. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help make Burlington RAGBRAI a success. To find the most up-to-date information or to volunteer for Burlington RAGBRAI 2019, please visit www.BurlingtonRagbrai.com or call the Greater Burlington Partnership at 319-752-6365.

2019 will mark the sixth time Burlington has hosted RAGBRAI. Previous stops took place in 2009, 2000, 1990, 1984, and 1979.

The 2019 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which will take place from July 21 to 27, will start in Council Bluffs and end in Keokuk. In between, riders will stop overnight in Atlantic, Winterset, Indianola, Centerville, Fairfield and Burlington.

Clocking in at 427 miles with 14,735 feet of climb, the 47th edition of this roving cycling party is the eighth easiest in route history. The 2019 ride is also the sixth shortest and eighth flattest.

The full route, including pass-through towns and vehicle directions, is expected to be released in March.

For further information contact Chelsea Lerud, Executive Director of Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau at clerud@greaterburlington.com or call 319-752-6365.

The Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau is a division of the Greater Burlington Partnership dedicated to marketing and promoting the Greater Burlington community as a premier destination to both leisure & business travelers.

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