IOWA -- RAGBRAI organizers unveiled the logo for 2018 in a video posted online on Friday morning.
The clip starts with a countdown to lift-off, suggesting a space theme this year. The video also shows cyclists on the road with the shadow of an eagle falling over them. The eagle at the end is holding a ribbon that says "Iowa" and is surrounded by stars.
Organizers say they landed on this logo as a tribute to the state flag and the many bald eagles that live along our rivers. Iowa is home to many astronauts, including record-breaker Peggy Whitson, who was born in Mt. Ayr and grew up near Beaconsville.
Some people say this could be a hit that those towns are along the route.