RAGBRAI’s 45th route passes through northern Iowa

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RAGBRAI riders will get a view of northern Iowa for their 2017 ride.

Overnight cities for the 45th ride were announced Saturday, January 21.  

They are as follows:

Spencer, Algona, Clear Lake, Charles City, Cresco, Waukon, and Lansing.

The route begins in Orange City and is a total of 411.4 miles, the third-shortest route in RAGBRAI history. It's expected to be the third easiest when combining distance and climb.