Thursday, July 13, 2017

1987 HH's postcard during RAGBRAI -July 19

Roberta & Dad do RAGBRAI XV
Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa
From : RAGBRAI history – 1980s
July 19-25, 1987
RAGBRAI XV in 1987, July 19-25, saw the ride returning to Onawa for the third time as the starting point. The 437-mile long ride stopped overnight in Denison, Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Forest City, Osage, West Union and ended in Guttenberg. Along the way, riders went through Worth, Howard and Mitchell counties for the first time. There was a loop through Corwith that provided a Century Day. As the riders went through Worth County, more than 200 riders volunteered to search for an 18-month-old child who had strayed into a cornfield. She was found primarily because of their efforts. The week’s weather was warm and humid.
Caption: WELCOME TO IOWA. A sign of friendship from Iowa to our visitors.

7-19-87 [Sunday]
We are getting along fine.  The 1st night in the Kings RV will spoil us.  The campground is unbelievable – tents & bikes everywhere.  Nice story about C.A. [Charles] Lindbergh in the Mapleton Airport.

Bkfst is from 4 A.M. so. Even the P.L. is to be open from 2-5 today.  – R & H

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Mapleton is 21 miles from the starting point in Onawa.  Onawa to Denison (first overnight) was 53 miles.

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