What's Happening

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


  • 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…

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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…

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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…

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  • Countdown to RAGBRAI Spencer overnight stay
    Countdown to RAGBRAI Spencer overnight stay
    July 13, 2017

    We’re just a few days away from welcoming visitors from around the United States and around the world to Spencer. RAGBRAI will roll into our community for the fifth time on…

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  • RAGBRAI art murals decorate Spencer
    RAGBRAI art murals decorate Spencer
    July 9, 2017

    Local graphic designer and artist Kipp Davis has created two art murals to celebrate the upcoming RAGBRAI overnight stop in Spencer Sunday, July 23.

    "Bill (from the Chamber of…

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  • 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…

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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 —…

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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…

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  • Counting down the days
    Counting down the days
    June 9, 2017

    The Spencer RAGBRAI Team is counting down the days. At the risk of repeating the same information, the committee’s biggest need at this point from the community is…

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  • Volunteer to be part of the RAGBRAI action
    Volunteer to be part of the RAGBRAI action
    June 1, 2017

    The preparation days for RAGBRAI are becoming numbered. July 23 is now just 50 days away; with over 12,000 bicycle enthusiasts from around the world converging on Spencer for an…

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  • Help Spencer shine when RAGBRAI visits
    Help Spencer shine when RAGBRAI visits
    May 26, 2017

    RAGBRAI is less than 60 days away. Over 12,000 bicycle enthusiasts from around the world will converge on Spencer for an overnight stop on the 45th Annual RAGBRAI trek across…

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  • RAGBRAI town meeting held
    RAGBRAI town meeting held
    May 25, 2017

    The Spencer RAGBRAI Team conducted it's town meeting Tuesday night at the Stables on the Clay County Fairgrounds to talk to the community about everything planned during RAGBRAI's…

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  • Committee to host town meeting
    Committee to host town meeting
    May 22, 2017

    The Spencer RAGBRAI Team is inviting the community to attend a town meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at The Stables on the Clay County Fairgrounds. This will be the only town…

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  • RAGBRAI committee needs more than 500 volunteers
    RAGBRAI committee needs more than 500 volunteers
    May 19, 2017

    This is part of a series of weekly updates from the 2017 Spencer RAGBRAI Committee leading up the July 23 overnight stay in Spencer. Look for the weekly updates and information…

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  • RAGBRAI Kids Art Contest looking for entries
    RAGBRAI Kids Art Contest looking for entries
    May 12, 2017

    The RAGBRAI Kids Art Contest is seeking entries from elementary-aged students in Spencer. RAGBRAI's "Kick Your Wheels Up!" theme should be incorporated into the drawing, painting…

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  • Spencer RAGBRAI art contest
    Spencer RAGBRAI art contest
    May 4, 2017

    Spencer RAGBRAI is now less than 80 days away and there is a multitude of things happening to get ready for the riders to come through. Housing applications are open, planning…

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  • Housing committee requests Spencer hosts
    Housing committee requests Spencer hosts
    April 28, 2017

    The countdown to RAGBRAI has begun and we need your help! Spencer RAGBRAI needs residents to help in many different avenues, from welcoming to cleanup and everything in between,…

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  • Time to Talk Food
    Time to Talk Food
    April 21, 2017

    The food vendor committee is no small task; it is our job, with the help of our community, to help make sure the 15,000 RAGBRAI participants get fed! This is not a small job and…

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  • Dig out your bikes, boots and bandanas
    Dig out your bikes, boots and bandanas
    April 13, 2017

    The great Iowa hospitality is one of the first things RAGBRAI riders mention when they talk about their weeklong experience riding across our state. The Hospitality Committee is…

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  • RAGBRAI rolls through Spencer July 23
    RAGBRAI rolls through Spencer July 23
    April 6, 2017

    This is the first of a series of weekly updates from the 2017 Spencer RAGBRAI Committee leading up the July 23 overnight stay in Spencer. Look for the weekly updates and…

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  • Spencer RAGBRAI Committee announce headliner, logo
    Spencer RAGBRAI Committee announce headliner, logo
    March 22, 2017

    The entertainment and publicity committees announced the headline band, 2017 logo and theme for Spencer’s RAGBRAI overnight stay, Sunday, July 23, during the Spencer Chamber…

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