Indianola Prepares to Welcome Thousands of RAGBRAI Riders, First Time in a Decade
INDIANOLA, Iowa -- It's home to Simpson College and the National Balloon Classic among others, and soon, Indianola will be host to 10,000 cyclists. Out of 200 interested towns, Indianola was selected as RAGBRAI's third overnight stop on this year's route after being turned down last year. "It's fantastic. The exposure is a really big thing for us," smiles city manager, Ryan Waller. The last time RAGBRAI rolled through town was ten years ago in 2009. Waller is relying on past experience to help plan for this year. "We have a tremendous amount of knowledge in that area and we will be tapping into our local resources first," he says.