LMQC’s Rolling Reporter, Alan Sivell, wraps up his 2015 RAGBRAI experience with a few observations, confessions and a personal forecast for 2016.
RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) ends in Davenport, Iowa this year (2015) and Let’s Move Quad Cities will be sharing the stories of your friends and neighbors as they go on this 7-day odyssey across the Hawkeye State.
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Images, sights and sounds from the last day of RAGBRAI 2015 – ending with a ceremonial tire dip in the Mississippi River by our rolling reporter, Alan Sivell. See you next year!
The next to last day for RAGBRAI 2015 and 15-20,000 riders rode through the rain, wind and heat to finally arrive in Coralville, Iowa (after a brief stop in Solon to get out of the weather and into a local library).
St. Ambrose alum, Joan Conrad (Class of 1975) rolled into Mt. Vernon, Iowa early in the day on Friday and participated in RAGBRAI’s “College Day” by sporting a SAU jersey.
1975 St. Ambrose alum, Denny Reynolds of Davenport, rocked his St. Ambrose bike jersey as he wrapped up Day 6 of RAGBRAI.
Marianne and Bob Corbin, Davenport, celebrate the end of Day 6 and look ahead to rolling home on Saturday.
Geraldo is the manager of El Pavito restaurant in Moline and closed the restaurant Thursday through Saturday to ride the second half of RAGBRAI.
For some riders like Kent Stenmark of Milan its the things you discover in the small towns along the way that make the trip worthwhile.
Sue Freitag, from Davenport, is a first-time rider on RAGBRAI and has some great experiences and made some new friends this past week.
Thursday was RAGBRAI’s “College Jersey Day,” and LMQC’s Rolling Reporter (and St. Ambrose Prof Alan Sivell) had a reunion of sorts with several Bee’s on the road between Hiawatha and Coralville.