Des Moines Register reveals fun facts about 2012 RAGBRAI towns

RAGBRAI participants will be able to see the world's largest popcorn ball. Photo by VideoVik, Flickr.

The Des Moines Register has created a blog post with details about all the towns RAGBRAI riders will pass through this year.

RAGBRAI is a weeklong non-competitive bike ride across Iowa. This year marks its 40th anniversary. RAGBRAI will start on July 22nd in Sioux Center.

One of the first towns that the riders will pass through is Sac City. The Register’s blog post offered this note on the town:

The Sac County Cattle Company was named maker of Iowa’s best burger in 2010, and there is now a barn that houses the world’s largest popcorn ball. The 5,200- pound, 28.8-foot-at-the-equator behemoth was created in 2009 but is actually the third attempt at popcorn ball fame by proud Sac Citiers.

Read more about the RAGBRAI towns here.


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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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