KICK YOUR WHEELS UP!

Spencer will host the first overnight stop of RAGBRAI XLV on July 23, 2017.

In case you haven’t heard, RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, is making an overnight stop in Spencer for the first time in 10 years. For one night, July 23, the people of Spencer will share our community, our homes and ourselves with riders from all over the United States and beyond. Spencer has a reputation of being one of the best RAGBRAI stops and we sure aren't going to disappoint!

Dust off those boots and pull out your bandana, Spencer is here to help you “Kick Your Wheels Up!” and enjoy everything our community has to offer. Join us for plenty of boot-stomping fun, food and entertainment. Behind the scenes, there is a host of committee members and volunteers already planning to make this a RAGBRAI stop you won’t soon forget!

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  • Help to roll out the welcome mat for RAGBRAI
    Help to roll out the welcome mat for RAGBRAI
    July 19, 2017

    Spencer is used to welcoming crowds to our city. After all, every September we host the biggest and best county fair in the Midwest. Our community just seems to expand effortlessly every year, putting out the welcome mat for those 300,000 visitors.

    This Sunday, we're going to see a similar influx, as RAGBRAI rolls into town for an overnight stop. Instead of trailers hauling livestock, it will be…

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  • Time to vote for the 2017 RAGBRAI Kids Art Contest
    Time to vote for the 2017 RAGBRAI Kids Art Contest
    July 18, 2017

    The children of the RAGBRAI XLV overnight communities were invited to participate in the annual RAGBRAI Kids’ Art Contest. The contest called for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to incorporate their town’s RAGBRAI theme into colorful artwork.

    In June, Abby Schmidt's drawing was selected as Spencer's contest winner. Abby wanted to make sure to incorporate boots and the…

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  • Local RAGBRAI calling on community to step up and help
    Local RAGBRAI calling on community to step up and help
    July 14, 2017

    For the first time in 10 years, Spencer is inviting an estimated 20,000 guests, comprised of bicycle riders, support crews and others associated with RAGBRAI to stop in Spencer and enjoy a little bit of northwest Iowa's hospitality in the region's hub city.

    The cyclists and traveling support crews will begin rolling onto the Clay County Fairgrounds during the mid-morning hours on Sunday, July…

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