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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Stay in the know with our weekly updates leading up to your July 23 overnight stay.

  • The countdown to RAGBRAI is down to one month
    The countdown to RAGBRAI is down to one month
    June 23, 2017

    Spencer RAGBRAI needs residents’ help in many different avenues, from welcoming to cleanup and everything in between, including hosting riders overnight. RAGBRAI is mainly a camping event, however, some riders prefer the comfort of a private home or yard for the night. With more than 15,000 riders expected to arrive in Spencer on Sunday, July 23, the Spencer RAGBRAI housing committee is…

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  • Serving up unforgettable fun
    Serving up unforgettable fun
    June 16, 2017

    We all know that Spencer is a very generous and proud community. It is one of the many reasons we moved here 17 years ago and have stayed. We are great with great reason — we care. On Sunday, July 23, we can show over 10,000 riders just how great we are when RAGBRAI rolls into our community for the day. This is our time to shine and I have no doubt that we will. They will be amazed by our…

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  • Mayor proclaims Fandango Fridays
    Mayor proclaims Fandango Fridays
    June 15, 2017

    Spencer Mayor Reynold Peterson signed a proclamation on Wednesday, proclaiming Fridays beginning June 23 and continuing through July 21, “Fandango Friday.” In support of Spencer RAGBRAI and the local committee's T-shirt contest, residents and businesses are encouraged to wear the official RAGBRAI shirts on Fridays. Those wishing to participate in the T-shirt contest can post a photo…

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