The Iowa Bicycle Coalition was surprised to hear about the resignation of TJ Juskiewicz and his team at RAGBRAI. We are extremely concerned because the iconic Iowa bicycle ride has been culturally and economically important for Iowa, especially in rural communities. We are extremely proud of the contributions RAGBRAI has made to Iowa since 1973 and we also acknowledge that Juskiewicz and his team are the heart and soul of the event. The successful production of this event is built upon relationships with Iowa communities. It is our hope that a cross-state bike continues — whatever version that may be — in a fashion that elevates bicycling and promotes safety.