Iowa’s Ride — An inaugural ride for a cross-state bike tour in 2020. A fully supported bike ride that crosses the state from east to west. Begins in Dubuque and ends in Rock Rapids with overnights in Montecello, Vinton, Eldora, Clarion, Emmettsburg, and Sheldon. Registration is open; no lottery. Dates: July 12-18, 2020.
The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa 2020 (RAGBRAI XLVIII) The longest running cross-state bicycle tour celebrates its 48th year in 2020. Registration to enter the RAGBRAI lottery runs to April 1, 2020. Lottery results are posted May 1. Starts in Le Mars, the Ice Cream Capital of the World, and ends in Clinton, home of the LumberKings minor league baseball team. In between, riders will stop overnight in Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Anamosa and Maquoketa. . Dates: July 19-25, 2020
Ride Across Iowa This one-day Iowa crossing can either be ridden as a race or an extreme recreational bike ride. It’s 300 miles, but there’s also a 150-mile version. Council Bluffs to Muscatine. Date: September (check for date at website or Facebook page)