Law Enforcement Officials Ask Motorists To Avoid Driving On The Designated RAGBRAI Route
(Le Mars) — Law enforcement officials are requesting if possible, motorists should try to avoid the streets, roads and highways designated as the route or events to be used by thousands of bicyclers participating on RAGBRAI. Le Mars is getting set to serve as the initial host community this Saturday. Le Mars Police Officer Jeff Kramer tells of what streets will be closed for the event.
Officer Kramer says those streets will re-open late Sunday afternoon or evening, depending on when most of the RAGBRAI participants will leave town.
Iowa State Patrol trooper, Karen Yaneff says motorists should use patience, and perhaps look at an alternative route to your destination if it conflicts with the RAGBRAI route.
Yaneff tells of the designated route for the first day of the ride between Le Mars and Sac City.
Yaneff says the Iowa State Patrol will be stationed at various points along the route to help with traffic control for the bicyclists. She says they will also be at the over-night communities assisting local law enforcement officials with possible intoxicated individuals.
Yaneff says they will also be on the lookout for underage minors consuming alcoholic beverages during RAGBRAI events.
Officer Kramer offers these words of advice during the busy RAGBRAI weekend.
Kramer reminds people there will not be any parking allowed in the city parking lots, or on the streets designated to be closed.
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