Detailed route maps have been released for RAGBRAI XL.
While the towns that will anchor the route had been announced previously, the maps show the specific roads cyclists will travel along as they trek from one side of Iowa to the other from July 22-28.
These maps are particularly useful for those of that ride RAGBRAI. Go here to see the map and get printable versions to bring with you.
For those unfamiliar, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa - dubbed RAGBRAI - is an annual biking event that draws thousands of cyclists and spectators from around the state, nation and world. Riders pedal from the Missouri River to Mississippi River during the seven-day, non-competitive ride that is a bit like a rolling state fair.
This year, Patch will be along for the ride with staff members riding, blogging and taking pictures. We will also have a photo project. Readers from our nine Iowa Patch sites will be posting their own favorite pictures of RAGBRAI 2012 throughout the week. If you have interest in being part of the project, drop us an email.
Here's more RAGBRAI coverage: