INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — RAGBRAI riders are just one day away from the finish line.
Friday riders pedaled 67 miles, starting in Waverly and ending in Independence, the final overnight stop of the ride.
It was a stormy start to the day for riders, creating a business boom for towns along the way. The town of Tripoli was overrun with riders looking for rain gear and garbage bags to create makeshift ponchos. Thankfully things dried out by late morning.
Tomorrow’s final stretch will take riders 69 miles from Independence to Guttenberg, where they’ll dip their front tires in the Mississippi River and bring an end to another year of RAGBRAI.