Day 5 of RAGBRAI from Mason City to Charles City.
Feet of climb: 1,260
Themes: Charlie Harper Day, Crazy Socks Day
Contact Laura Faxon at 630-450-6324 when you've registered to be added to the list of riders. We do not need to ride together but to get credit for the miles ridden, you must send me an email within two days after completing the ride that lists each day and the miles rode, and a line with the total miles ridden. If you are riding in a group then one person can submit the miles for everyone, please include their name and email address.
Overnight Town Info:
The second-biggest city on the 2022 ride, Charles City has the potential to provide some outsize fun, particularly if the riders arrive on a hot day. It's known for its whitewater course on the Cedar River, which flows through the center of town, and hosts the annual Charles City Challenge kayaking competition. Some paddling, tubing and just plain splashing around will almost certainly be on tap for the sweaty travelers.
Riders also can visit the childhood home of the national women’s rights leader Carrie Chapman Catt, which is 3 miles southeast of Charles City. The city has had a lot of experience hosting RAGBRAI, serving as an overnight town in 1982, 1996, 2002, 2010, and 2017.