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ALLAMAKEE

Welcome to COUNTY

Overnight Final Destination


WAUKON LANSING

Pass Through Towns...


POSTVILLE, WATERVILLE, HARPERS FERRY

Printed by The Standard Newspaper, Waukon, IA


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ALLAMAKEE COUNTY ROUTE SAFETY TIPS
Allamakee County welcomes again, and again, and again. ROAD SAFETY sing. ed to assist in safely crossing
you and wants you to enjoy a Listed below are some safety You will find Allamakee Postville will be your first Alla- this second set of tracks. Also,
safe and memorable ride for all notes in regard to certain as- County has some very hilly makee County town Friday and both sites will have addition-
the right reasons so that you pects of your bike ride through geography which, while cre- will require you to cross over a al warning signs to make you
can come back and visit us Allamakee County. ating some beautiful scenery, set of tracks as you exit town aware of the railroad tracks as
also makes roads that are full going north on Highway 51. you approach them.

20 Off
of curves, steep inclines and This intersection has warning Lansing is the final destina-

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blind corners for both you and lights and crossing arms and tion and tire-dip town Saturday
vehicles coming towards you will have an additional warning and will provide two unique rail-
on the other side of the road. sign just before you reach the road situations for riders as you
This is especially true for Sat- tracks. That should the extent enter into town. You will first
urdays ride. So, please ensure of your railroad crossing for Fri- find yourself riding right next
you stay within your lane on the days venture into Allamakee to the railroad tracks as both
roadways as you make your County. the road and railroad tracks
Fri. & Sat., July 28 & 29 way through the county and be Harpers Ferry will be a pass- parallel the river going north,
All Waukon cautious when you find yourself
going downhill on the steeper
through town Saturday and
will require riders to cross the
side-by-side. Along this route,
warning cones, rope fencing
Harley-Davidson roads, as this often contains a same set of railroad tracks two
times; once as you enter town
and warning signs will be set up
series of curves, blind corners approximately 15 feet from the
Custom T-Shirts, and, at times, deep ditches. To and a second time as you exit railroad tracks once you enter
Mugs, assist in your safety, we plan to town on a different street. The into Lansing to help keep you a
Shot Glasses, post caution signs at several railroad track crossing as you safe distance from them.
Magnets, Pins, of these locations in an effort enter town has only warning Additionally, the final 300
Challenge Coins to keep you aware of the road lights and no crossing arms; feet of railroad track before you
& Poker Chips ahead. so to assist in your safety a come to the Main Street dip site
Railroad Crossing Guard is will have snow fencing to keep
RAILROAD SAFETY planned to be posted at this lo- you from accidently cross-
Please be aware that as you cation to assist bikers in cross- ing onto the RR tracks as the
ride through Allamakee Coun- ing over this set of tracks. The street and tracks are level with
ty you will be passing through second railroad track crossing each other at this point. Finally,
three communities that have as you depart Harpers Ferry Railroad Crossing Guards will
active railroad tracks. These has no warning lights or cross- be established at the two dip
208 Hwy. 9 SW, Waukon, IA 563-568-3471 three communities are Post- ing arms and will also have a site locations currently planned
www.waukonharley.com ville, Harpers Ferry and Lan- Railroad Crossing Guard post- along the railroad tracks.

Effigy Mounds
National Monument
Yellow River
State Forest
Driftless Area
Scenic Byway
Find it in Allamakee County Northeast Iowa Great River Road

563.568.2624

a l l a m a k e e c o u n t y. c o m
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ALLAMAKEE COUNTY EMERGENCY PLAN
FOR RAGBRAI XLV PARTICIPANTS
GENERAL SEVERE WEATHER Warning and Tornado Warning the EMERGENCY MANAGE-
MENT INFORMATION boards.
e. Any other emergency sit-
Should an emergency arise
during RAGBRAI XLV, the fol-
WATCHES AND sections on page 4 of this sec-
tion. All shelters will be marked with
uation requiring RAGBRAI XLV
participant evacuation.
lowing plan will be followed to WARNINGS a. Radio stations. All stations signage to include the entranc- Signs will be posted at each
provide emergency procedures Severe weather watches within the surrounding area es to use and locations to go to EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
for RAGBRAI XLV participants and warnings are and will be would provide watches and within the facility. Additionally, INFORMATION board and also
during their time in Allamakee issued by the National Weather warnings, but the two primary the shelters location should be the information booths once
County. This plan covers the Service located in La Crosse, local radio stations that would shown on your RAGBRAI XLV shelters are opened. Addition-
two primary concerns during WI and are defined as follows: provide the most up-to-date in- maps for Allamakee County. ally, ALERT IOWA will be uti-
RAGBRAI XLV: severe weather a. A watch means that con- formation would be KNEI 103.5 lized to alert RAGBRAI XLV rid-
and an evacuation due to other ditions are favorable for the FM (Waukon) and KVIK 104.7 EMERGENCY ers when the shelters are open.
formation of severe weather FM (Decorah). Bikes will remain outside of the
non-related emergencies.
Weather forecasts and in a designated area. Prepara- b. Regional TV stations. Al- SHELTER shelters and a list and maps of
updates, as needed, will be tions should be made to protect lamakee County is within the ACTIVATION shelters are provided at the end
posted at each communi- yourself and persons around broadcast area of several TV Shelters will be activated un- of this plan.
ty information center to in- you. stations and all would provide der the following circumstances
clude safety and evacuation b. A warning means that a se- some form of severe weather and RAGBRAI XLV participants
procedures. These informa- vere thunderstorm, tornado or updates. Iowa stations would have the option of moving to
tion boards will be labeled other severe weather has been include KGAN Channel 2 out of the shelters at their discretion:
EMERGENCY MANAGE-
MENT INFORMATION. Addi-
spotted in the area. Immediate
action must be taken to get to a
Cedar Rapids, KWWL Channel
7 out of Waterloo, and KCRG
a. A Severe Thunderstorm
Warning for Allamakee County Double D
tionally, for those communi-
ties with campsites, they will
safe location or shelter.
Watches and warnings will
Channel 9 out of Cedar Rapids. is issued.
b. A Tornado Warning for Al- Liquor Store
be transmitted over local radio,
also be posted there.
NOTE: Weather support for TV and by the ALERT IOWA EMERGENCY lamakee County is issued.
c. If there is a possibility of 618 Rossville Rd.
Allamakee County is provided system via your cell phone. Ad- SHELTERS a warning for either a Severe
Waukon, IA
by the National Weather Ser- ditionally, community warning The following shelters listed Thunderstorm or Tornado
vice located in La Crosse, WI. sirens will be activated based and mapped later within this based on the current weather
on the type of severe weather plan are currently available and conditions in the surrounding (563) 568-2153
warning issued as described any updates on shelters will be area.
in the Severe Thunderstorm posted at each community via d. Excessive lightning.

WAUKON FAMILY
GRAB & GO SPECIAL
Located on
Rossville Road

AQUATIC CENTER
in the Waukon
City Park

FRIDAY,
CRESCO
101 SE 2nd Ave.
WAUKON
108 Rossville Rd.
JULY 28
OPEN NOON-6PM

Thurs., July 27 Fri., July 28


Capacity restrictions may apply

7am-10pm 7am-10pm

Pre-Made 6 Sub, Welcome


Bag of Chips & Bottled Drink Riders!
$
7
Sub Choices:
Turkey, Ham, Cold Cut or
Turkey & Ham. ENJOY THE
(Comes with lettuce, tomato & pickle on sub.
Includes mayo & mustard packet.)
(Tax Included) TOWN!
(563) 568-3394
405 11th Ave. SW
Waukon, IA
(Located One block East of Fareway)
Professional Installation
Available or Cash & Carry

Regular Menu VINYL TILES AND PLANKS TILE


Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 7am-10pm; Sat: 8am-10pm, Sun.: 9am-9pm Also Available. CARPET VINYL WOOD LAMINATE
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ALLAMAKEE COUNTY EMERGENCY PLAN
FOR RAGBRAI XLV PARTICIPANTS
SEVERE the activation of the communi- within their immediate area. from the storms, remain calm cellent conductors of electricity
THUNDERSTORM WARNING ties warning sirens; as this is 3. DO NOT take shelter from and wait for emergency per- as the current from a lightning
Severe Thunderstorms are based on the storms severity thunderstorms near trees, an- sonnel to assist. flash will easily travel long dis-
officially defined as storms that as provided below in subpara- tennas, power lines, towers or tances.
are capable of producing hail graph b. telephone systems. LIGHTNING SAFETY
that is an inch or larger or wind b. Warning Sirens. In the 4. DO NOT try to drive With lightning, there is no FLASH FLOODING
gusts over 58 mph. In the event event large hail and or straight- through water on any street safe place outside when thun- Allamakee County can have
that severe storms are ap- line winds exceeding 70 mph or roadway during a thunder- derstorms are in the area and if issues with flash flooding and
proaching the area and/or re- threaten the local area with the storm. you hear thunder, you are prob- these would be a localized
sult in a Severe Thunderstorm Severe Thunderstorm Warning, 5. REMAIN IN SHELTERS ably within striking distance event due to a very heavy rain-
Warning, the following proce- the towns warning sirens will until emergency personnel or of the storm; so remember, fall. In case of a flash flood
dures will be followed to warn be activated. RAGBRAI XLV officials declare When Thunder Roars, Go In- concern, local emergency re-
local residents and RAGBRAI 1. WARNING SIRENS will it is safe to leave the shelters. doors. Seek safety indoors as sponders will be dispatched to
XLV participants to include ra- be sounded for three (3) min- 6. Should damage occur this is the safest location during the potential impacted location
dio, TV and ALERT IOWA. utes to alert all residents and from the storms, remain calm a severe thunderstorm as there and provide directions on the
a. No Warning Sirens. Se- visitors to seek shelter. and wait for emergency per- is little you can do to noticeably action to take.
vere Thunderstorm Warnings 2. All persons should move sonnel to assist. reduce your risk if you are out-
will not automatically result in to the closest storm shelters side in a storm with lightning. NON-WEATHER
TORNADO WARNING EVACUATION PROCEDURES
In the event of a Tornado If you cannot get indoors, In the event a non-weather
Enjoy Allamakee Warning, the towns warning si-
rens will be activated.
you can take the following ac-
tions to reduce your risk:
emergency takes place during
RAGBRAI XLV requiring evac-
County! a. WARNING SIRENS will
be sounded for three (3) min-
Avoid open fields, the top
of a hill or ridge, and stay away
uation, local emergency re-
sponders will be dispatched
utes to alert
Getall residents and from tall, isolated trees or other to the location requiring evac-
101 Rossville Rd., Waukon, IA social
visitors to seek shelter. tall objects. uation and provide guidance
301 Main St., Lansing, IA Get social b. MOVEwith us... CLOSEST
TO THE If in a wooded area, stay and procedures to the RAGB-
with us... STORM SHELTERS IMMEDI- near a lower stand of trees. RAI XLV participants, advising
GetATELY.
social If in a group, spread out them of the actions they need
with c. us...REMAIN IN SHELTERS and stay away from water, wet to take and the location they
until at:
Conveniently located emergency personnel or items, such as ropes, and met- would need to go to for safe-
Conveniently located at: 101 Rossville Road, RAGBRAI
Waukon, IA XLV officials declare al objects, such as fences and ty. ALERT IOWA could also be
101 Rossville Road, Waukon, IA it is safe to leave the shelters. poles. Water and metal do not used based on the severity of
d. Should damage occur attract lightning but they are ex- the situation.
Conveniently located at:

Have fun on the ride!


101 Rossville Road, Waukon, IA

Waukon Dental HOURS


Welcom
e
Riders &
FRIDAY,
18 1st Ave. NW, Waukon, IA
563-568-4528
Thurs., July 27:
8 a.m. - noon
Fri., July 28:
Support
Staff!
JULY 28
www.waukondental.com Closed 10AM-UNTIL GONE!
YOUR CHOICE

Burger
Dr. Mark Fohey, Dr. Linda Carstens, Dr. Jessica Wilke
Where Health Changing Smiles Are Created

or Brat,
Mon.-Fri.

IC E
Welcome
to 8:30-6,
Waukon!
Sat.

Chips &
7-Noon
20 Lb. Bags
8 $ 00

104 1st Ave. NW, Waukon Water


H Maintenance H Repairs H Parts
H Accessories H Performance 5
$ 00
www.side-streetcycles.com 21 East
563-568-3447 Main St.
email: sidestreetcycles@gmail.com

563-568-2048 Kent
Sweeney www.good-sam.com/waukon Waukon
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WAUKON, IA
Recommended Storm Shelters
 Shelter Number
Waukon City Park Campsites
St. Patrick School 200 2nd St. SW 1
St. Patrick Catholic Church 109 2nd St. SW 2
First Presbyterian Church 204 West Main St. 3
St. Johns Lutheran Church 8 5th St. SW  4

High School Campsites


Waukon High School 1061 3rd Ave. NW 5
Waukon Middle School 1059 3rd Ave. NW 6
Northeast Iowa Community College Waukon Center
1220 3rd Ave. NW 7
Waukon Wellness Center 1220 3rd Ave. NW 8

Practice Football Field Campsite


East Elementary School 107 6th St. NW 9

Green Valley/Airport/Fairgrounds Campsites


East Elementary School 107 6th St. NW 9
Main Feature Theater 38 W Main St. 10
Zion United Church of Christ 101 1st St. NE 11
St. Pauls United Methodist Church 27 2nd Ave. NW 12

McCormick
Motorz
504 Rossville Rd.
Waukon, IA
(563) 568-0052
www.mccormickmotorz.com

Your FRIDAY, JULY 28 SERVING 10AM-8PM


Choice!
Twostyle Beef Tips & Gravy Over Noodles
Homeals!
Me or Tenderloin Tip Sandwich
Serving at Mulligans & Waukon Banquet Center

JustIncludes
$10Water!
Each!

610 Rossville Rd., Waukon


563-568-5400
Mon.-Thur. 11-9, Fri.
& Sat. 11-10, Sun. 10 Craft Beers On Tap!
$
4
GLASS
Closed
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LANSING, IA
Recommended
Storm Shelters
PRE-RIDE WEEKEND - July 21
East Allamakee High School and
Middle School, 569 Center St.

RIDE WEEKEND - July 29


East Allamakee High School and
Middle School, 569 Center St.
Old Lansing Middle School,
682 Main St.
Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church, 648 Main St.

Cunningham
Hardware
43 W. Main St.
Waukon, IA
(563) 568-4553
www.cunningham.doitbest.com

WELCOME BIKERS

ATM LOCATIONS
TO WAUKON!
Open Extended Hours
Friday, July 28 9am-5pm

St. Pats Thrift Store


10 E. Main Street WAUKON, IA
On your way to the finish line!
Regular Hrs.: Mon.- Fri. 11 am to 4 pm & the First Sat. of the Month 9am-Noon

Waukon State Bank


Welcome to Waukon State Bank Drive-In
Waukon! 301 Rossville Rd.,
Waukon, IA

Quillins Food Ranch


9th St. SW & West Main St.,
Waukon, IA

Viking State Bank & Trust


Viking State Bank & Trust - Main Bank
321 West Water St., Decorah, IA
Viking State Bank & Trust - Branch
GFMutual Insurance Association 1801 Old Stage Rd., Decorah, IA
Waukon, IA (563) 568-3148
www.gfmutual.com Farmers Win Coop 3480 Hwy. 52 N., Decorah, IA
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POSTVILLE, HARPERS FERRY
AND WATERVILLE, IA
Recommended Storm Shelters

Enjoy Your Stay In


Allamakee County!
PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICAL SERVICE
Joe Miller 563-380-7271
Waukon, IA
FULL SERVICE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR
Licensed & Insured Serving Northeast Iowa
Residential Commercial Industrial Agricultural
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COUNTY

WAUKON
FIRST AID
TENTS
& MEDICAL STATIONS
MAIN MEDICAL TENT
St. Patricks Catholic Church
109 2nd St. SW 563-568-3671
Friday, July 28 8 a.m. - Midnight
Treatment for basic first aid needs for sun
burns, headaches, rashes, etc.
Local healthcare provider also on hand.
Physical therapy staff on hand.
Cots available for recovery from things such
as dehydration.

FIRST AID TENTS


Sit, Relax & Enjoy the Country View! High School Campground
1059 3rd Ave. NW 563-568-0074

BUFFET
Friday, July 28 Noon - Midnight
Treatment for basic first aid needs for sun
burns, headaches, rashes, etc.
City Park Campground
FOR CYCLISTS & THEIR CREWS
1013 Rossville Rd. 563-568-0081
Friday, July 28 11am-4pm Friday, July 28 Noon - Midnight
Buffet Includes: Smoked Brisket, Pulled Pork, Buns, Cheesy Potatoes, Treatment for basic first aid needs for sun
Homemade Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Bars & Desserts burns, headaches, rashes, etc.
WINES MADE FROM MAINLY LOCALLY Bar & Drink Selections Include:
Wine, Can Beer, Tap Beer,
GROWN BERRIES & GRAPES.
Each tent listed above will have a nurse,
Hard Ciders, paramedic and EMT, with additional healthcare
providers being available at the Main Medical Tent. Any
Fresh Sangrias, Slushies injury requiring sutures or X-rays, or any serious medical
(Drinks not included in buffet price) conditions will be transported to the Emergency Room.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Individuals requiring such attention can come to any of
the three medical tents and they will be transported to
Friday, July 28 Advance Tickets Only (Available on Eventbrite) the Emergency Room at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Empty Nest Anyone outside the area of these first aid and
medical tent locations that needs to be seen in the
Emergency Room will be stopped at a road block at

Winery Dave & Pam Kruger


some point, and medical officials will be notified and
come get them and take them to the Emergency Room
and then back to their vehicle. This arrangement
prevents them from having to drive and find their way
1352 Apple Rd., Waukon, IA 563.568.2758
www.emptynestwinery.com on the back streets with the road closures that will be
in place.
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Welcome to Postville! July 28, 2017

MEXICAN BAND CHALLENGER


Hall Roberts Park Live music at the
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Beer Tent
(107 N. Lawler St.)
ANTIQUE 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
TRACTOR SHOW
W. Greene St.
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. DJ MUSIC BY DAVID GALLAGHER
W. Greene St. Noon - 4 p.m.
RAGBRAI Riders:
No trip across Iowa can be complete without stopping in Postville, a once sleepy,
isolated, average agricultural town that awoke when Hasidic Jews purchased a SPINNING
closed beef slaughter house, moved to Postville and started shipping kosher beef
and chicken to a worldwide market. The need for labor drew workers from all over the COUCH RIDES
world and changed Postville forever.
We welcome RAGBRAI riders to Postville, where Jews, Muslims and Christians
W. Williams St.
live and work together and the world becomes smaller. Our school becomes the Near Catholic
melting pot and our students are ready for the world.
We invite you to stop and sample our diversity and see what makes Postville
Church
Hometown to the World! 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Leigh Rekow
 Mayor, City of Postville

Vets Club
WELCOME TO WAUKON!
The Bar By Waukon
105 Allamakee St., Waukon, IA
The Tank! Car Wash
711 WEST MAIN, WAUKON
LLC

563-568-9996

Friday, July 28 Everyone welcome! Craig & Deb Phipps

Welcome
11am-2pm Cold Beer Stop at the
Chicken & Dressing Sandwich w/Pasta Salad
Riders to!
Drinks Fire Station for
shade to cool off.
6-8pm
Postville
Pop
Pork Loin Sandwich or BBQ Sandwich, Corn & Water
Choice of Potato Salad, Mac Salad or Fruit Salad Juice .
Friday, July 28
Dept Serving 8am-5pm (or until gone)
Fire ir ts
11pm-? Gatorade T-Shvelty
& No
Pork Rib Pattie
Items pork & beans, bag of chips,
Biscuit & Gravy Milk ale
For S bottle of water or Gatorade
Bacon or Sausage, $8.00
Egg & Cheese Sandwich FIRST AID STATION
2 Pancakes w/
Sausage or Bacon Postville
(563) 568-2530 Fire Station
121 E. Green St., Postville
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Systems
Welcome to Waukon!
Welcome to Waukon, airport, a great hospital, and
Equipment RAGBRAI! we are home to the one and
only stoplight in Allamakee
Corporation It is with great excitement
that I welcome all RAGB- County, where a majority of
RAI riders, support teams your Waukon entertainment
903 Third Ave. SW and visitors to the City of will take place Friday eve-
Waukon, IA Waukon. We were pleased ning.
(563) 568-6387 that RAGBRAI chose us to Our town theme is A
be an overnight host com- Week Behind HANDLE-
www.systemsequipment.com munity and this will be our BARS. We know that after
first time to host you. The a week behind your handle-
businesses and residents of bars, you will be ready for
Waukon have all joined in on some fun and relaxation,
Stop in for one of our delicious home cooked specials Made the planning and fun that will and Waukon will be here to
Fri., July 28 Fri. & Sat., July 28 & 29 Fresh Daily! say welcome when you ar- help you do just that! After
Serving 11 AM - 1 PM Serving 5-11AM Homemade rive Friday, July 28. you leave, we hope that our
Our Famous
Hot Beef
Egg Bake
w/muffin & fruit
Pies Waukon is a city of approx-
imately 3,900 residents and Duane DeWalle
hospitality will entice you to
come back and visit us again
we are the county seat for sometime to explore further
(roast beef sandwich
w/potatoes smothered
Biscuits & Gravy Allamakee County. Waukon the beauty and opportunities
in gravy) Egg/Cheese & Meat OMuf is located in the northeast your RAGBRAI journey. The that lie here in Waukon and

S D Cafe
13 W. Main St., Regular Menu
Not Available corner of Iowa in the heart bluffs, hills, rivers and valleys Allamakee County.
& Waukon July 28 & 29 of the Driftless Area. The make this area one of the
563-568-9944 Driftless Area Scenic Byway Sincerely,
Owners: Sandy & Al Halverson Reg. Hrs. Mon-Fri 5:30-2, Sat & Sun 7-1
most picturesque counties
that Waukon is located along in Iowa. Waukon is home to
has been recognized as the an historical museum, a golf
most scenic byway in Iowa, course, a remarkable well-
and we certainly expect you ness center, a 40-acre city Duane DeWalle
to see why as you complete park, an aquatic center, an Mayor, City of Waukon

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Waukon, Iowa Rusty Main Feature
Waukon is the county has a municipal airport.
Berger Theater
seat of Allamakee County Small town atmosphere
Waukon, IA
and is located in the heart of sells Waukon. The friendly Masonry
scenic northeast Iowa vistas. area merchants and resi- (563) 568-6134
Waukon enjoys an enviable dents make everyone feel Waukon, IA

WReildcoemrs!e
blend of modern technology welcome. Waukon is located www.mainfeature
(563) 568-2713
and friendly shops with un- 17 miles from the Wisconsin theater.com
surpassed natural beauty. border, 18 miles from the
Waukon has many active Minnesota border and only
civic/industrial improvement 15 miles from the Mississip-
programs in place. The pi River. The current popula-
community is home to a golf tion is approximately 3,897.
course, a wellness center, a For more information, visit
40-acre city park with wood- tions throughout the year, in- www.cityofwaukon.com.
en playground, hiking and cluding this years line-up of
biking trails, and aquatic the Allamakee County Fair
center. There are churches July 19-23, RAGBRAI July Open: Fri., July 28
of many denominations in 28, Corn Days August 18-20 8:30am-5pm &
and the Holiday Parade No- Sat., July 29
the city and some of those
9am-2pm
church buildings are among vember 20.
the citys most impressive Waukon has three
architecture. full-service banks, two local
Waukon hosts a number radio stations and a week- Established 1928
of festivities and celebra- ly newspaper. Waukon also
27 Spring Ave., Waukon (563) 568-3711
www.waukongreenhouse.com We Accept All Major Credit Cards

Friday, July 28 Specials


Cold
Beer &
Your Choice Only $
8.00
Full Bar MEAL DEAL Chef
OR Salad
Your Choice: Hamburger, Cheeseburger,
Grilled Chicken Sandwich or
Hot or Bourbon-Glazed Chicken Wings Your Choice:
Your Choice: Cole Slaw or Potato Salad with Chicken
Includes: Baked Beans or Ham
BOTH SPECIALS INCLUDE BOTTLED WATER

City Club
Regular
Waukon Owners
Vicki & Brad
menu not
available
Bloxham Friday,
July 28.
563-568-2656 Open
Saturday,

39 W. Main St., Waukon BAR & GRILL July 29


at 7am
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WAUKON EVENTS BEVERAGE
July 28, 2017 GARDEN
MAIN STAGE
LOCATIONS:
Tent 1 located on

2ND STAGE
(Downtown at the One and Only Stop Light) Spring Ave.
Tent 2 located on West
DJ Music (Parking Lot South of Kwik Star)
Main (Howards Home
Throughout the Afternoon/Evening
Family Fun/Entertainment Furnishings)
EL CAMINOS See bio on
page 17
Live Music by Local Talent
Tent 3 located downtown
on Rossville Rd.
Noon - 4 p.m.
7-8:30 p.m. (South of Kwik Star)
Variety Club Bike Giveaway HOURS:
HAIRBALL See bio on
4-5 p.m.
Team Roadshow
2 p.m. - Midnight,
last call at 11:30 pm
9-11 p.m.
page 18
5-7 p.m. ADMISSION
NO COVER CHARGE for
DOWNTOWN WAUKON ADULT BIG WHEEL beverage garden
Throughout the Afternoon/Evening RACES DRINK TICKETS:
Waukon State Bank Parking Lot
Live Street Performers 3-6 p.m.
$5/drink or 5 drinks for $20

$
10 Meatball
CHOICE OF CREAMY OR
FRI., CHEESY SCALLOPED
POTATOES & HAM,
Friday, July 28 McMillan
JULY 28
Supper
Serving
dinner roll & butter, cool summer salad
or relish, locally grown fresh strawberries
$ 10 4:30-7:30PM Muffler
5-7 PM over angel food cake w/whipped cream.
Water, lemonade, raspberry tea, Meatballs & gravy, mashed potatoes, rolls,
(or while it lasts)
10 1st St. NW
fresh brewed sun tea or coffee. green beans, homemade pie & beverages. Waukon, IA
St. Pauls United Methodist Church Served in the Fellowship Hall at
(563) 568-6355
27 2nd Ave. NW, Waukon, IA St. Johns Lutheran Church
Also sponsored by Forest Mills United Methodist Church 8 5th St. SW, Waukon, IA

St. Pats FRIDAY, JULY 28 FreedomBank


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Church Dinner GREAT FOOD! Lunch Specials 11am-10pm Elkader
Basement $10
Breakfast Special 10pm - Midnight
Monona
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Waukon Breakfast Special Midnight to 10am Postville
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THROUGH THE LINE
SPECIALS
Include Chips & Beverage
Scrambled Eggs, Sausage,
Bacon, Biscuits & Gravy,
1/3lb. Brat Pattie
1/3lb. Burger
Veterans
Fruit & Beverage 1/3lb. Steak Sandwich
1/3lb. Chicken Sandwich
Memorial
(OJ or apple juice, milk or coffee)
Regular Menu Not Available July 28 & 29
2 Pork Wings Hospital
40 First St. SE
JETS
927 West Main Waukon
(563) 568-2620 Waukon, IA
REG. HRS. CAFE M-F 6AM-2PM,
(563) 568-3411
Meats & Cafe
SAT & SUN 6AM-1PM
REG. HRS. MEAT RETAIL COUNTER
M-F 6AM-5PM, SAT & SUN 6AM-1PM www.veteransmemorialhospital.com
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WAUKON VENDORS
#2 MAIN FOOD COURT - RW Pladsens:
Allamakee County Dairy Promotion Board: Milk Shakes, Ice Cream
Cones, String Cheese Sticks, Organic Valley Milk, Protein Shakes
Americana Concessions: Tenderloin, Corndogs, Hamburger,
Cheeseburger, Snickers See map on the following pages for specific locations
Big Foots BBQ LLC: Bone-in Pork Loin, Baked Beans, Chips NON - PROFIT/ OTHER FOOD VENUES
Caribbean Kitchen: Jerk Chicken Meal, Jerk Pork Meal, Jamaican Beef Ice Truck, Pladsens Lower Parking Lot - 3rd Ave (South of Main Food Court at Pladsens):
Pies, Pineapple Coconut Pie, Curry Lamb Ice
Dough Boys: Edible Cookie Dough #1 Allamakee Athletic Booster Club, High School Parking Lot:
Garotas Samba Rock BBQ: Brazilian Style Maid-Rite, Mamas Chicken Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, Cheese Curds, Beverages, Frozen Snickers
Salad, Little Brazilian #3 Allamakee County 4-H, Fairgrounds - 4-H Stand, Allamakee St.:
Joses Tacos: Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas Farmers Pork Loin Dinner, Homemade Pies, Walking Tacos
Karams Grill: Lamb & Beef Gyro, BBQ Chicken Gyro, Moroccan Style Kefta #4 Waukon Park & Rec Dept., Soccer Field by High School, Airport Complex and City Park:
Pocket, Moroccan Chix Shawarma Wrap, Vegetarian Wrap, Baklava Hot Dogs, Nachos, Pop, Water, & Candy
Keepin Up with the Joneses: BBQ Sundae, Porky Fries, Pulled Pork, #5 First Presbyterian Church, 204 W Main St.: Steak Sandwich, Coleslaw, Pie
Burgers, Hot Dogs #6 Mulligans & Waukon Banquet Center, Waukon Banquet Center, 612 Rossville Rd.:
Los Primos Grill: Fajitas, Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, Real Fruit Smoothies Beef Tips & Gravy Over Noodles, Tenderloin Tip Sandwich, Full Bar Service (See ad on pg. 5)
Os Grill: Lamb & Beef Gyro, Chicken Gyro, Meat Lover Gyro, Thai #7 St. Johns Lutheran Church, 8 Fifth St. SW:
Chicken Gyro, Baklava Meatballs & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Pie, Beverages (See ad on pg. 12)
Renear Inc.: Greek Gyro, Chicken Gyro, Falafel Wrap, Greek Salad, #8 St. Patrick Catholic Church, 109 Second St. SW:
Vegetarian Options Hot Beef Dinner, Side Salad, Roll, Beverage, Strawberry Shortcake (See ad on pg. 12)
Sundown Bar & Grill: 7 Wood-Fired Brick Oven Pizza, Vanilla Parfait, Pop, Water #9 St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 27 Second Ave. NW: Ham & Cheesy Scalloped
The Outside Scoop: Ice Cream, Root Beer Float Potatoes, Roll, Salad, Local Strawberries & Angel Food Cake, Beverages (See ad on pg. 12)
OTHER Vendors at RW Pladsens: #10 Zion United Church of Christ, 113 First St. NE:
TASC: Handwoven Rugs (See ad on pg. 17) Indian Fry Bread Taco Meal, Pie, Beverages
Dude Girl: Cycling Clothing, Workout Clothing #11 Good Samaritan Center, 23 First St.: Hamburgers, Brats, Chips, Water (See ad on pg. 4)

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Enlarged
Downtown
Map on
Page 16
DOWNTOWN
WAUKON

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EL CAMINOS
Kick Things Off
Dowtown Waukon - Main Stage
Fri., July 28 7-8:30 P.M.
El Caminos are a four- scribed as Playing everything
piece cover band that calls La from Waylon to Van Halen, the
Crosse, WI its home base, but group covers a wide variety
has its very foundation in Wau- of artists and music, including
kon. Waukon natives James classics from the 1970s, 80s
Deeney (vocals and acoustic and 90s in both rock and roll
guitar), Jason Herman (gui- and country, along with some
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Fri., July 28 9am-7pm
to please and have the crowd
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recycled rayon, cotton, polyester
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HAIRBALL
Hits The Stage
Dowtown Waukon - Main Stage
Fri., July 28 9-11 P.M.
Hairball is described as musical talents of Freaky on
much more than just a tribute the electric bass, Blake on the
band; more like a rock and drums, and Happy on the lead
roll experience. The hard rock guitar to provide what has been
tribute band based out of Min- described as the most drop-
nesota has been paying hom- dead accurate depiction of all
age the last 16 years to such the great hairband music pro-
world-renowned rock and roll duced in the 1980s. Combine
arena acts as Van Halen, KISS, that musical drive down mem-
Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, ory lane with a stage show fea-
Aerosmith, Poison and more, turing lights, smoke, pyrotech-
but goes far beyond just play- nics and some other surprises,
ing their music. Those experi- and you have a performance
encing a Hairball performance that will top off your Week Be-
will be treated to what amounts hind Handlebars with the en-
to a new concert several times ergy and enthusiasm to power
over from those legendary rock the remaining hills of Allama-
and roll groups, complete with kee County and start the ride
costume changes and a stage all over again.
show that has made them the
most sought after musical per-
formance on the RAGBRAI
tour.
Vocalists Bobby, Steve and
Joe Dandy combine their lyrical
impressions with the rocking

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Variety to award 150 new bikes to children across the state as
part of RAGBRAI, including here in Waukon
Variety- the Childrens Char- schools and childrens organiza- this summers RAGBRAI event Bikes for Kids program. is provided to programs and ini-
ity will be awarding 150 bikes, tions in each partner overnight across northern Iowa. said T.J. Variety is dedicated to improv- tiatives that directly impact the
locks and helmets to underprivi- town to identify children between Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI Director. ing the lives of underprivileged, well-being of children in our com-
leged and at-risk children during the ages of five and 12 in need RAGBRAI strives to leave a leg- at-risk and special needs chil- munity. Learn more at varietyio-
RAGBRAI 2017. That awarding of a new bike. Children who are acy in our host communities and dren throughout Iowa. Funding wa.com/ragbrai.
of bikes will take place in Wau- identified by the school/commu- make them more bike-friendly.
kon Friday, July 28 as part of nity are asked to fill out an appli- We applaud Variety - the Chil-
this years RAGBRAI festivities, cation detailing why they would drens Charitys awarding of new
beginning at 4 p.m. in the City like a new bike. Upon receipt of bikes, locks and helmets to un-
parking lot between Kwik Star the applications, the children are derprivileged and at-risk children
and the Houg Insurance/Houg told they have won a new bike. in our RAGBRAI communities!
Chiropractic location. During the bike presentation, Variety will also have booth
As part of Varietys Bikes
for Kids program, Variety has
teamed up with RAGBRAI and
each child is fitted with a helmet
and signs a pledge to ride safely
and responsibly.
space in partner overnight towns
to raise awareness for Varietys
traditional and specialized bike
Riders
will present brand new bikes,
locks and helmets to children in
Once again, RAGBRAI is
excited to partner with Variety
programs and collect donations.
All funds raised during RAGBRAI to
Waukon!
the four overnight towns of Clear - the Childrens Charity during will be designated to Varietys
Lake, Charles City, Cresco and
Waukon along this years RAG-
BRAI route.
Variety believes every child Welcome
deserves to ride and is thrilled
to collaborate with RAGBRAI for
the second year to present bikes
to Lansing!
to deserving children, said Sheri
McMichael, Executive Director
Lansing Housing
of Variety. RAGBRAI is a natu-
ral partner for our Bikes for Kids
Products, Inc.
program and will enable Variety Home of the Tough Tek Metals
to take the program statewide. www.LansingHP.net 17 First St. NW, Waukon, IA 563-568-6378
Variety has been working with jadeccs@sbtek.net
800-331-8200

Join the Fun!!! Friday, July 28


Live Bands Noon - Midnight
Friday, July 28th
or Mixed
Outdo s
Patio Drinks Food Local Crafts
including
Served us
Our Famo z.
Toppling
All Day! 192sO c ow
Goliath
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Welcome to Waterville!
City of Waterville will be ready to welcome RAGBRAI Waterville is located
Welcome, RAGBRAI riders and visitors to the small City of Wa- in a very scenic area of
terville! We are ready to greet you and provide the opportunity to Allamakee County within
take a break before you enter the beautiful hill country of Iowa. 15 miles from Waukon.
It has been a challenge for a small community such as we are
to prepare for this opportunity, but with the tremendous volunteer The town is close to
support we have received we will be able to offer you the service many fishing streams and
as you would expect of a much larger city. You will be welcome to wonderful hunting areas.
come back for a visit anytime. This small community
 Dave Monserud hosts a variety of rural
 Mayor, City of Waterville
businesses serving the
farmers and sportspeople
of the area. Waterville
WELCOME
has very active civic and
volunteer groups. The
CYCLISTS! current population
approximately 144.
is
Meet
Sasquatch
Water Bottle & Visit
Fill Area at the With Him!!
www.blackhillsenergy.com
Fire Station!

Driftless Area
CINDY DUVEL
Independent
Sales
Representative
Education & Visitor Center
1944 Columbus Rd., Lansing, IA
Waukon, IA 563-568-6250 tmdc96@q.com
www.youravon.com/cduvel

Enjoy Your Stay


in Allamakee
County!
gs
Open Viewin
!
for Pedalers

For more information, check out our website at


118 Main St. NE, New Albin, IA
1-888-689-1898 www.newalbinsavingsbank.com allamakeecountyconservation.org
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Welcome You to Waterville


Waterville Emergency Services & Area Non-Profit Organizations, Paint Creek Soaps & Gift Shop and The Winchester

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Clip & Save

Waterville Emergency Service STOP

& Area Non-Prot Organizations

AT THE
TOP OF
THE HILL!

At the Fire Station


SERVING...
Pancakes & Sausage ....................................... $5.00
Pork Wings................................................... $4.00
Homemade Deep Fried Donuts ...................... $2.00 Bag
Homemade Church & Amish Pie .................. $2.00 Piece
Homemade Church Cinnamon Rolls ............... $2.00 Each
Fruit ........................................................... $1.00 Bicycl
Gatorade ..................................................... $2.00 e
Bottled Water ............................................... $1.00 Quilt
Meet
Orange Juice ................................................ $1.00 Water Bottle Raffle
Coffee ......................................................... Free Fill Area
Sasquatch

Ice Cream Cups ............................................. $1.00


& Visit
Clip & Save

Large Cup of Ice ............................................ $1.00


With Him!! Waterville T-Shirts........................................ $15.00
Tattoos ....................................................... $1.00 THE WINCHESTER
58 MAIN ST., WATERVILLE 563-535-3061

July 24-30 - Open 9am-5pm STOP


AT THE Loaded PIZZA
BOTTOM
OF THE BLOODY
MARY
$5.00
Special for the week of July 24-30 HILL!

WATER
BAR
$8.00 GATORADE
Choose a bath and body gift box &
STOP
have it shipped directly to your home.
AT THE
MIDDLE
Stop in & pick out what you would
BEER
OF THE
HILL! like in it or give us a call.
ATM
Visit us for locally handcrafted We specialize in soap & have a special Check out our
booth by the AVAILABLE!
soaps, lotions, candles, lip balms, bike soap for any biker stopping by. Fire Station
shower gels and sugar scrubs. Saturday!
Check out our fishing/camping
room, Watkins products, rugs,
birdhouses, jewelry and home
dcor. We are a member of Etsy
Local, carrying products from
Etsy artisan located across Regular Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 10am - 4pm
the country. Open other days by chance or appointment
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Welcome to Harpers Ferry! FIRST TIRE DIP
OF THE DAY
Welcome,
all our RAGBRAI visitors!
We are excited to have you
Saturday, July 29
come to Harpers Ferry and
happy to be a pass-through at the scenic and
town for the first time ever!
Please enjoy your visit to
our beautiful spot here on the
spacious Allamakee
banks of the Mississippi River.
We have a great group com-
County Conservation
prised of members and vol-
unteers of our local non-profit Public Landing
organizations that have been
working very hard to get ready Harpers Ferry is an historic river valley community located on
for your stop. Please take time a sand plain. This plain was once the location of one of the largest
to rest, relax, eat some great concentrations of Indian mounds in the Upper Mississippi River
food and have fun. Valley. This community offers complete commercial services, a
Enjoy taking your first tire private marina, and shoreline services. There has always been
dip of the day at the scenic and trapping, clamming, and commercial fishing here. Today, Harpers
spacious Allamakee County Ferry business establishments that serve the permanent residents
Conservation Public Landing. It also accommodate the many summertime residents who own va-
will offer you great photo oppor- cation cottages here. Each year an increasingly larger number of
tunities, and special memories outdoor enthusiasts are attracted to this friendly community. The
current population is approximately 328.
Saturday, July 29
of your 2017 ride.
Were not bluffin; double dip Harpers Ferry is conveniently located near the Mississippi Riv-
er Trail, a destination for bicycling and walking. There are sever-
Mississip!
Live Entertainment & a Game/Activities Area al handicapped accessible options including 1,000 feet of fishing
 Jerry Valley sidewalk as well as a 20 by 40 foot fishing float. Harpers Ferry
 Mayor, City of Harpers Ferry HARPERS FERRY FIRE STATION offers fishing and fun for the whole family whether you have a
boat or not.

Junction Becker Plan to take your first dip


Cabin Brothers
Construction
in the Mississippi at

HARPERS FERRY
611 Hwy. 364
Harpers Ferry, IA Lansing, IA
(563) 586-2263 (563) 538-4813
facebook: Junction Cabin (563) 580-9339 We have a spacious, beautiful dipping site, especially for large groups.
Your photos will be amazing!
WELCOME TO LANSING! Saturday, July 29
A Perfect Harpers Ferry Style
BEVERAGE
VACATION FISH FRY GARDEN
GETAWAY
Fresh Mississippi Fish, Sweet Variety of Ice Cold Drinks,
Corn, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Live Entertainment &
Pie & Plenty of Cold Beer! a Game/Activities Area
Historic stone home located in downtown HARPERS FERRY HARPERS FERRY
Lansing, Iowa FIRE STATION FIRE STATION
3 Levels On Main St. Off-Street Parking
Close to Shopping & Restaurants Nearby at the AMERICAN LEGION HALL
Close to Mississippi River Views of the Bluffs & River Serving Fruit Cups, Ice Cream, More Pie & Lots of
Open Loft Plan Accommodates 8-10
A/C, WiFi, TV, Shower, Kitchen, Work Space, Linens, Washer/Dryer
Soft Drinks, Water & Energy Drinks
Nightly & Weekly Rates Available WERE NOT BLUFFIN,
THIS IS A STOP YOU
For More Information or to
Make Reservations Visit
www.thestonehomeonmain.com
279 Main St, Lansing, IA 52151 CANT PASS UP!
563-568-9076 Sponsored by Harpers Ferrys Seven Non-Profit Organizations
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Waukon RAGBRAI
Youth Art Contest
winners
The Waukon RAGBRAI Youth Art Contest
was held for local kindergarten through sixth
grade students in conjunction with RAGB-
RAIs July 28 overnight visit to Waukon. The
contest offered area youth the opportunity
to use their creativity to make original art-
work that reflects their impressions of RAG-
BRAI.
Winners in each of three different grade
categories, along with an overall winner,
were announced at the June 28 town meet-
ing held at Iron Ridge Church in Waukon. Willa Troendle
Photos of those winning entries are pictured Overall Grand Prize winner
surrounding this article. One entry was cho-
sen as the overall local winner and will now
compete for a $350 prize in the Statewide
RAGBRAI Art Contest. Willa Troendle, age
nine, was selected as that overall local win- Braelyn Zuercher Madilyn Ottaway
ner and will now compete against overall
winners from each of the other overnight Kindergarten-1st Grade winner 2nd-3rd Grades winner
stop communities along this years RAGB-
RAI route.
A winner was also chosen to receive a
prize of art supplies in each of three local Contest entries were to be no test will be displayed throughout Faith Cooper
age groups. Those winners include: Braelyn larger than 11x14 in size and downtown Waukon as part of the
Zuercher, Kindergarten-First Grade; Madilyn two-dimensional works of any art decorations for the Waukon RAG- 4th-6th Grades winner
Ottaway, Second-Third Grades; and Faith medium (paint, chalk, crayon, mark- BRAI overnight visit scheduled for Not present for photo.
Cooper, Fourth-Sixth Grades. er, etc.). All entries in the local con- July 28.

Eagles Landing Winery


Welcome to Scenic Wine Maker of the Year
Free Wine Tasting Monthly Events

Northeast Iowa! Wine Garden Fun Gift Shop


Open Daily
10am-5pm
While you visit the area, 563-873-1905
we can help with 127 North St.,
Marquette, IA
You may walk in as a stranger
your cash needs at but leave as a friend
four locations right
on your path.

ATM LOCATIONS Monooooove


over to
DECORAH 801 S. Mechanic St.
Calhoun Creamery!
WAUKON 820 11th Ave. SW
HARPERS FERRY 315 West Chestnut St.
LANSING 370 Main St.
We offer 80 different
varieties of CHEESE!
Located on Hwy. 9 between Waukon & Lansing
ALL LOCATIONS OPEN
UNTIL 6:00 PM CALHOUN CREAMERY
FRIDAY, JULY 28. 538-4295 1-888-420-1554
800-577-5272 CHURCHTOWN, IOWA
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Lansing Map

Saturday,
July 29
DJ
MUSIC
Main Stage
(Located on the corner
of 4th and Main)
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
& 3-5 p.m.

SWITCH-
BACK
Main Stage
1-3 p.m.

BOAT RIDES
River N Ridge
Outdoors
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
20-minute pontoon
rides on the
Mississippi River.
(Subject to availability
and weather)

CHILDREN
ACTIVITIES
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Located at Anderson
Park on Front Street,
the Meehan Memorial
Lansing Public Library
CAMPING JULY 29...
will host a multitude of If you fall in love with Lansing and need to stay an extra day, camping will be available the night of July 29 in the Sports Complex.
children activities Restroom facilities will be open.

July 2017
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July 7, 2017

Dear RAGBRAI Riders, COUNTY

Dear RAGBRAI Riders,


On behalf of the City of Lan-
sing and the Lansing RAGB-
riders of RVeterans
Hosmer
Park.
pleased
Mount
If you
Hosmer
AGBRAI to bMemorial
and are not up
excited
challenge,
to hfor
ave
motto ithen
that Welcome to Lansing!
On behalf of the City of Lansing and the Lansing RAGBRAI committee, I would love to welcome all the
eautiful Lansing. Its been 40 years since RAGBRAI has visited Lansing, and we are
you all coming back through our community!

OFFICIAL DIP
Lansings RAGBRAI s Your finish is our beginning, and I hope you all will embrace and partake in
RAI committee, I would love to please, by all means, visit the
welcome all the riders of RAG- everything that Lansing has to offer. Please plan to visit our Historic Downtown District and all the shops
park anyway - it is well worth
BRAI to beautiful Lansing. Its and stime
your tores.
asPlease
it has psome lan to ofget thea picture with the beautiful Black Hawk Bridge as your backdrop. Please Expresso
been 40 years since RAGBRAI
has visited Lansing, and we are
pleased and excited to have
most
make picturesque
Iowa.
of town!
And Along with
if you
views
a point to visit

are RAGBRAI,
the inbrand

up for a great Lan-


SITE!
all of new Allamakee County Driftless Education and Visitors Center just south
Convenience
Store & Deli
challenge after your week of riding, I challenge you to ride to the top of
you all coming back through
our community!
sing is celebrating its sesqui-
beautiful M
centennial this summer, so ount H osmer V eterans THREE
Memorial Park. If you are nDIP SITES...
ot up for that Mount Hosmer challenge,
Lansings RAGBRAI motto is then please,
please - Exploreby all 150
means,
years visit Watch
of the park anyway for signs
- it is and
well worth balloon
your time arches
as it has some of the most 748 W. Main St.
Your finish is our beginning,
and I hope you all will embrace
Lansing!
picturesque views in all of Iowa.
Lansing Thereits
are three locations that are safe and available Lansing, IA
Along with Rawaits
AGBRAI, you.
Lansing Lan- is celebrating sesquicentennial this summer, so p lease - Explore 150
and partake in everything that sing welcomes you. A lot has for dipping your tires in the Mississippi to complete and (563) 538-4349
years of Lansing!
Lansing has to offer. Please changed in 40 years, and wed commemorate your ride across Iowa! Photo booths with
plan to visit our Historic Down- Lansing
love for you awaits you. Lansing
to check it all out. welcomes you. A lwill
volunteers ot hbe as cavailable
hanged in at
40 each
years, and
site towrecord
ed love the
for you to check
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Archive
Please make a point to visit the
brand new Allamakee County

your
Sincerely,
time here. most accessible with a concrete ramp to the water.
Dip Site #2 is at the corner of Walnut and the Great
On Main
Driftless Education and Visitors
Center just south of town!
Sincerely,
River Road. Across the railroad tracks and down a short 231 Main St.
incline to a small beach.
And if you are up for a great Lansing, IA
challenge after your week of Dip Site #3 is at the end of Main Street in the
riding, I challenge you to ride Mike
Brennan Historic Downtown District. We anticipate this will be the (563) 794-1690
to the top of beautiful Mount Mayor,
Mike Brennan City of Lansing most congested of the sites so consider a wait time here.
Mayor, City of Lansing

Gracies Thornton
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Friday, July 21
Breakfast 6-11am Supper 3-7pm
Regular Menu Available
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Lansing, IA PHOTO Friday, July 28


Breakfast 6-11am
Saturday, July 29
Serving Two Breakfast
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Regular Menu
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Specials 7am-1pm
for THE
RIDE TO includes drink
Open Extended Hours!!
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through Allamakee County
Visit www.waukonstandard.com Taco Special $10 OR Biscuits &
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Village
Click on the PHOTO GALLERIES link
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When You Arrive
As you come into town, get ready for the best view of the upper
Mississippi anywhere by stopping at the Allamakee County Drift-
less Area Education and Visitor Center. This brand new structure
faces straight north up the river and gives you the best perspective
of the Black Hawk Bridge. The Center will educate visitors on the
unique features of the Driftless Area and Lansing. Stop here for a
quick rest and refresh.
Water stands will be along the route into Lansing and once you
reach the historic downtown area. Pull over and relax at the Lan-
sing Sports Complex before venturing into the Festival Area. This is
also the area where the RAGBRAI luggage drop-off will be located.

Mount Hosmer Challenge - Lansing LANSING VENDORS


Dough Boys, Safely Edible Cookie Dough Selection
Saturday, July 29 8 a.m.-Noon Blackhawk Grill, Specialty Burgers, Specialty Hot Dogs, Tacos,
Taco Salad, Fries, Chili Cheese Fries, Deep Fried Wisconsin
We challenge you to After handily beating the your ascent to the top and Cheese Curds, Gyros,Water, Pop
match or beat Harriett crewman to the top - Mt. the days winning time American Concessions, 1/2 lb. Tenderloins, Foot long Hotdogs,
Hosmers epic run to the Hosmer it became. Harri- will be awarded a special Burgers, Frozen Snickers, Drinks
top of Mt. Hosmer. Harriet et Hosmer went on to be- prize, but everyone who Oles Pizza Company, Pizza by the Slice, Specializing in Taco
Hosmer was traveling on a come a celebrated Ameri- makes it will receive a Pizza... but All Varieties, Soda
can artist. Lansing Commemorative Big Boar BBQ, Pulled Pork, Ribs, Beans, Slaw, French Fries, Sweet
steam boat that anchored
Potato Fries, Cheese Curds, Potato Chips, Soda, Water
in Lansing and while here Donald Krall (pictured Aluminum Water Bottle. Backwoods, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Cole Slaw, Water
she challenged a crew above) made it to the top You can pre-register for The Dawg House Depot, Fresh Fried Catsh, Cheese Curds,
member to a footrace to and you can to. We will the Challenge by going Lemonade
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track.com/r/30478. Lansing Beer Tent, Fine Domestic Products, SixPoint Beer: The
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Rooted in Lansing, main stage
r performance by Switchback will help bring Red Geranium
RAGBRAI to a memorable close Scenic Valley Floral & Gifts
RAGBRAI riders can bring Motel Jan & Jana
atheir weeklong journey to a fit- 1608 Main St.
ting close with the musical styl- 201 Main St.
ings of one of Lansings own Lansing, IA
when Switchback takes to the Lansing, IA
main stage Saturday afternoon, (563) 538-4245
July 29. That main stage will be (563) 538-3943
located at the corner of Fourth
and Main Streets in Lansing,
with Switchback gracing the
stage from 1-3 p.m. in between
DJ music being played from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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WELCOME SHEPS
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Shuttles to Long Term Parking and Charter & Bus Parking
Shuttles will begin running at 9 am until 4 pm between the
July 29 - Lansing Shuttle Route Festival Area and the Long Term Parking and Charter and Bus
From Event Area & Shuttle Staging Parking. See maps.
Area to Long Term Parking

July 29 - Lansing Shuttle Route


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