Independence, Iowa (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
Traveling by bicycle? This year, between July 20 and July 26, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) will take place and riders will be resting their heads in Independence as they make their way to the Mississippi River. This seven-day ride across the state is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world! Travelers throughout the country will be making their way between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, enjoying the beautiful landscape and people Iowa has to offer.
The Best Western hotel invites visitors to rest easy during their stop in Independence, Iowa. The Best Western spokesperson states, “Our staff is eager and prepared to host riders, their families, and RAGBRAI volunteers during this internationally known event. RAGBRAI brings a community of enthusiasts from all over the world together to share experiences, nurture their passion, and meet fantastic people. We are honored to play a role in connecting riders during their break off-road, where they are welcome to kick back, relax, and share their stories!”
Hundreds of thousands of riders have participated in the event that began in 1973, and has now become a top Iowa tradition. RAGBRAI reminds riders that the event is not a race; rather is it is a ride that brings together biking enthusiasts who wish to take in the stunning landscape of Iowa during the last full week of July. The route averages 468 miles and there are eight Iowa communities that play host to the event. Independence, Iowa is gearing up for what will prove to be a spectacular welcoming party! The Best Western in Independence is currently taking reservations.
While in Independence, Iowa during the stop, riders will receive gifts and discounts at a number of participating businesses including retail and dining establishment. Loads of entertainment is also in store for Independence visitors. Live music, a festival, and extensive dining options will be available throughout the weekend of July 25, 2014.
Registration for the ride is required. To register for the bike event, visit ww.ragbrai.com.
The Best Western in Independence provides the perfect affordable place to stop, recoup, and rest. Guests enjoy air-conditioned suites, an outdoor pool, a meeting and conference room, and high speed internet. Make a reservation by calling 319-334-6400 or reserving online at http://bestwesternindependence.com/
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