Traveling to Orange City on Friday for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, medical professionals in a team RV found themselves in the right spot to help a motorcycle crash victim. Ten of 26 University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital RAGBRAI team members were headed west on U.S. Highway 20 when, shortly after noon, they heard police sirens and noticed traffic slowing near Dike.
GRANVILLE, Ia â€” Stereos were silenced and conversations quieted Sunday as cyclists passed through the Mile of Silence during the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. The mile, which stretched between Nest and Monroe avenues along Highway 10, honored cyclists who have been injured or killed while riding. It was especially powerful for Shawna Wagner of Decorah, who had her jaw severely broken in an accident when she was new to biking.
The 61-year-old Philadelphian says insanity drove him to decide to bike across Iowa on it. “It seemed like a good idea at the time,” he says, smiling, at the RAGBRAI expo Saturday in Orange City. He is surrounded by other participants, drivers and more than 80 exhibitors that circle the town’s Windmill Park. Hawkins has been riding the one-speed bikes with their giant front wheels for about five years and is thankful this year’s route is relatively flat.
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