While there's a whole lot of biking to be done before we reach Dubuque, the Key City RAGBRAI committee has sent out some information that I wanted to share.
For anyone who is planning to be picked up in Dubuque and is NOT riding the bus back to Cedar Rapids, your ride is encouraged to park in the downtown ramps (4th Street, 5th Street, Iowa Avenue.) Parking is free on Saturday, July 31.
Support vehicles will be parked in the Port of Dubuque in the large green space lot north of 5th Street. This is where we will meet our support crew to load bikes and load the bus for the return to Cedar Rapids.
In the weeks ahead, I will identify a spot for riders to gather on the outskirts of Dubuque so we can ride to the river as a group. Most likely, this will be one of the many restaurants located at or near Pennsylvania and JFK.
For those staying in Dubuque, the Dubuque County Fair offers live music from Theory of a Deadman and Saving Abel on July 31.