RAGBRAI gallery

Day two of RAGBRAI®, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, left Denison on Monday, July 23, passed through Coon Rapids and Scranton before spending the night in Jefferson. An estimated 25,000 bicyclists rode the route, enjoying the hospitality of local residents and other vendors.

Scranton’s Main Street was filled to the brim with vendors, volunteers and thousands of bicyclists when RAGBRAI rode through town on Monday, July 23.

The bicyclists came into Scranton on Highway 25 and then looped through Main Street where the vendors were located before leaving town on County Road E-53. The Greene County Lamb Producers (above) and the Scranton United Methodist Church (below) operated refreshment stands. Both groups reportedly sold out of their sandwiches, pies, watermelon and other food. It was a very successful day for Greene County.

The Greene County Courthouse lawn was a great place to rest, relax and watch all the RAGBRAI® activity underway in Jefferson.

An estimated 500 volunteers provided various areas of support in Jefferson during RAGBRAI’s overnight visit on July 23.

Below, Don Orris worked the photo area, raising funds for the new Greene County Animal Facility.

Iowans probably wouldn’t take photos of a passing train, but only 30 percent of RAGBRAI riders are cycling across their home state. Notice how many people are holding up cell phones to take pictures of the Union Pacific train blocking the road in Grand Junction.

Facebook photo |  Len Greenberg

Photos by Taylor Bates, Lorrie Zellweger and Leesa Squibb

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