It’s the final day of RAGBRAI XLII. Here’s a quick look ahead toward Saturday’s 69-mile ride from Independence to Guttenberg and the Mississippi River:

MAP: Getting around in Guttenberg

WEATHER: It will be sunny and warmer Saturday. No rain is expected as riders dip their front tires in the Mississippi River. High: 87° Low: 61° Wind: 5-10 mph SSE


ALL ABOUT GUTTENBERG:  Here is the city’s RAGBRAI website


Here’s a brief selection of the things you’ll encounter Saturday:

FRUITFUL STOP: Residents of Strawberry Point are ‘berry’ proud of the food and beverages they have to offer. Chow down and take a photo with the world’s largest strawberry.

ALGAE CLIFF: Explorers can lurk around Bixby State Preserve and Park, three miles north of Edgewood. The park has natural ice caves and it’s one of the few places on Earth to have algific talus slopes (an algae-covered cliff rising out of the cave).

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