One of the many pleasures I discovered last year on my inaugural RAGBRAI was the abundance of community pools along the route. Many had free or low-cost ($2) swimming for riders and a quick dip in the cool water broke up the day well. Cycling shorts (and a sports bra I hear) make for a great swimsuit and they dry pretty quickly when you get back on your bike. For those of you who may be interested in going for a dip this year, I've put together a map of each of the pools I could find close to the route. I know I'll be up for a swim when I join Team CoeBRAI on Friday, July 25th.
Click on the map above or this link for the pools: