Brief RAGBRAI Update at Wednesday’s City Council Meeting

RAGBRAI was a large point of discussion during the Mt. Pleasant City Council meeting Wednesday evening. Rachel Lindeen with the Mt. Pleasant Chamber teamed up with Lisa Oetken, Main Street Mt. Pleasant, to deliver an update on the exciting overnight stop on Friday, July 26th, for an estimated 20,000 people.

A variety of requests were heard, such as permission for using city parks, a sound ordinance, and funding, amongst others. The City agreed to support the upcoming overnight.

It was also mentioned that the RAGBRAI committee is working with the county emergency management coordinator to decide on an emergency place in case of poor weather. Street closures will be announced in the coming months, as the in-town route is still a work in progress.