Joe Foreman/ The Opinion-Tribune
RAGBRAI XLIV begins this weekend in Glenwood. Many participants will begin arriving Thursday in preparation of Sunday morning’s sendoff.
Ready or not, here comes RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI riders can count on a warm reception - literally and figuratively - when they roll into Glenwood this weekend for the start of their week-long journey across the state of Iowa.

With high temperatures predicted to be in the mid 90s and a heat index well over the century mark, it appears the 10,000-plus bicyclists taking part in the Register’s Annual Bicycle Ride Across Iowa are in for a sizzling sendoff.