It was announced over the weekend that this year’s RAGBRAI cycling event will make an overnight stop here in Fort Dodge. The stop is expected to bring thousands of tourists to the city. Mayor Matt Bemrich said “it’s a great opportunity to show off our community, we are excited to be part of RAGBRAI again”. According to Bemrich the economic impact for Fort Dodge as a result of RAGBRAI is an estimated 1 million dollars. Ride organizers for RAGBRAI said over the weekend they will be giving each community that is an overnight stop $15,000. The RAGBRAI Fort Dodge stop is scheduled for July 20th.
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