RAGBRAI announced their eight towns for the week-long bike ride across Iowa.
The 2019 route will move through southern Iowa, with Burlington among the stops.
Bikers will dip their back tire in the Missouri River in Council Bluffs and their front tire in the Mississippi in Keokuk.
The entire RAGBRAI route in 2019 will be 427 miles and has a total of 14,735 feet of climb. It is the 6th shortest RAGBRAI route and both the 8th flattest route and the 8th easiest route.
The big week is now less than six months away.
The official route will go in this order:
#1: Council Bluffs
Day one will begin in Council Bluffs and travel to Atlantic, which is 58 miles. The second day will involve a trip from Atlantic to Winterset, a total of 68 miles. Day three will go from Winterset to Indianola, a total of 39 miles. On day four, bicyclists will travel from Indianola to Centerville, which is 78 miles. On day 5, riders will go from Centerville to Fairfield will be 65 miles. The trip from Centerville to Burlington on day six will be 57 miles. Finally, day seven which is from Burlington to Keokuk will be 62 miles.
In 2018, RAGBRAI traveled through central Iowa and finished in Davenport.