Going down the road
Early morning rain didn’t prevent RAGBRAI riders from starting their trek from Oskaloosa to Fairfield this morning. Riders reported the heaviest rain had stopped by 5 a.m. in Oskaloosa and most cyclists began their ride as scheduled. By 8:30 a.m., bikers were beginning to trickle into Packwood at a steady pace. While RAGBRAI organizers predicted the bulk of riders would be in Fairfield by 9 a.m., only a small number of cyclists made it to the city limits by that time. Riders said because temperatures have been mild this year, many cyclists started their journey later than normal.