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RAGBRAI cancels ‘The Great Iowa Fall Ride’ in October


(KWWL) The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI)  has made the decision to cancel The Great Iowa Fall Ride that was set for October 2-4 after consideration with local officials in Iowa Falls.

The 3-day event hosted by the city of Iowa Falls was planned as an option after RAGBRAI canceled their main ride due to the coronavirus.

"It’s really unfortunate that we’re having to do this again but it’s just the right thing to do. 2020 is just not a great time for events,” ride director Dieter Drake said. "We will shift our focus entirely to RAGBRAI forty-eight and remain steadfast in our dedication to make it even better in 2021."

RAGBRAI XLVIII is set to be back in 2021. Anyone that wanted a refund for 2020's ride had to fill out a request form by June. Riders that didn't fill out a request form have automatically been transferred to the 2021 ride.

You can find RAGBRAI's statement on the decision here.

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