EMMETSBURG, Iowa — Tuesday was a long, hot day two of RAGBRAI.
Riders sweated a 41-mile route from Okoboji to Emmetsburg.
Among the riders were Channel 13’s Stephanie Moore and photojournalist Mike Borland.
It’s Stephanie’s first RAGBRAI and she says the hilly terrain and a strong headwind were something to contend with, but that didn’t stop riders from having fun.
Some riders go all-out with costumes, even bringing along their own road music, as well as the furry members of the family. Riders from out-of-state say the reputation of RAGBRAI reaches far and wide, and they hear nothing but praise for the bike ride.
Tomorrow riders will head 79 miles to Forest City. Or if they are feeling adventurous, there is an optional 26 mile loop they can add to round out the ride for 100 miles.