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Upcoming RAGBRAI route is revealed

Stratford, Kamrar and Jewell to see bikers pass through during annual ride

March 12, 2012
Anne Blankenship - Managing Editor ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

Three Hamilton County communities and several other nearby towns will be pass-through stops on the 40th RAGBRAI scheduled for July 22 through 28.

The Des Moines Register announced the route on Sunday which also revealed all of the pass-through communities. Stratford, Kamrar and Jewell will see riders bike through, as will Lehigh in Webster County, and Story City and Roland in Story County.

Riders on Day 3 will travel a total of 81.2 miles from Lake View to Webster City. For those riders who want an additional challenge that day, the Karras Loop - named for John Karras, one of RAGBRAI's founders - will travel from Dayton to Stratford on Iowa Highway 175, and circle around to County Road P73 south of Lehigh. The loop adds about 23 miles to the trek, according to RAGBRAI officials.

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Route through Hamilton County

After a night in Webster City, riders will hit the road early, arriving first in Kamrar, before heading on to Jewell, Story City and Roland. The riders will then end up in Marshalltown for the fourth overnight stay.

Webster City RAGBRAI officials are still seeking more volunteers to help with the celebration for the anticipated 15,000-plus riders who will arrive in the community July 24. To volunteer or to sign up as a vendor or food vendor, fill out the online registration at the Daily Freeman-Journal website, Forms may also be requested at



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