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Release: July 25, 2001

University, Downtown Association sponsor rally for RAGBRAI Riders

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa and the Iowa City Downtown Association (DTA) are sponsoring a final send-off for RAGBRAI riders as they head into the sunrise one last time Saturday, July 28, toward their final destination, Muscatine. Their route will take them through the UI campus near the downtown area.

Organizers are beckoning Iowa City residents to "Bring your Hawkeye spirit, and join Herky the Hawk and other community members to cheer on RAGBRAI riders as they trek through from 8 to 11:30 a.m." Gathering points will be at the corner of Jefferson Street and Madison Avenue and along the Jefferson Street hill, up from the Iowa Memorial Union. Riders can stop at the top of the hill to have their photos taken with zany bikes decorated by DTA merchants.