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    RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    An accidental e-mail sent to my work today points to a northern route. Email was from a host city/town with a press release already typed up, dated Jan 25th.

    Won't give away what city/town because that's no fun.

    Full Route Release is at 8pm Saturday.
    http://ragbrai.com/2014/01/20/watch-...n-ragbrai-com/


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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    I know one of the towns will be close to spirit lake or okoboji.



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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    An accidental e-mail sent to my work today points to a northern route. Email was from a host city/town with a press release already typed up, dated Jan 25th.

    Won't give away what city/town because that's no fun.

    Full Route Release is at 8pm Saturday.
    Watch the Route Announcement LIVE Here – RAGBRAI.com | RAGBRAI

    You don't think that all towns that bid to be overnight towns are instructed to have press releases ready to send on Saturday night when the announcement is made?



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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    You don't think that all towns that bid to be overnight towns are instructed to have press releases ready to send on Saturday night when the announcement is made?
    That's partly why I'm not saying the city. But if they are writing one, it certainly points to a northern route.



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    Camping out was awesome. Interesting people all along the way. The night life was awesome. Yet, I only did it the one time.


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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    Of course it's a northern route. It's in the rotation.



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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    That's partly why I'm not saying the city. But if they are writing one, it certainly points to a northern route.

    I hope you are right. It has been 3 years since a mostly northern route.

    FYI, I don't ride, but I love driving the support vehicle and putting on tailgates at the end of the route each day.



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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    My thought exactly. OP teases how he knows it but won't share=no fun.


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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    Just for fun, here are my guesses:

    Sioux City, Sibley, Fort Dodge, Forest City, Iowa Falls, Waverly, West Union, Dubuque (in that order).



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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Just for fun, here are my guesses:

    Sioux City, Sibley, Fort Dodge, Forest City, Iowa Falls, Waverly, West Union, Dubuque (in that order).
    Pretty good guesses there. That wouldn't be too bad of a route IMHO.


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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    Pretty good guesses there. That wouldn't be too bad of a route IMHO.

    A few years ago, I picked pretty close on 5 of the 6 nights and was able to book hotels with points long before the announcement was made (and maybe even before the decision was made). We only had a long drive to a hotel on one night.



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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    You stay in a hotel every night? Dear god



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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    I've been calling a far Northern route too (as someone else said, look at the rotation). I'll give my guesses for towns:

    Hawarden, Sibley, Estherville, Algona, Northwood, Cresco, Elkader, Dubuque


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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    Sibley to Ft Dodge would be a haul.



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    Re: RAGBRAI 2014 Route

    143 miles



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