Here’s a drone’s eye view of the thousands of RAGBRAI riders taking off for Thursday’s 54.6 mile ride. Riders left Thursday morning for day five of RAGBRAI. The weather was nicer than Wednesday, with sunny skies for the start to the day. Thursday’s route ended in Cresco. 

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