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Quimby ramps up for RAGBRAI

Friday, July 23, 2010

On Sunday, the Register's Annual Great Bike Race Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) will be leaving Sioux City and bicyclers will be traveling through the communities of Washta and Quimby on their way to Storm Lake for their overnight stop. File photo
A parade of pedaling bikers will hit the pavement and make their way through Quimby next Sunday as part of the first day of RAGBRAI XXXVIII.

And Quimby is gearing up and getting ready for the arrival of the riders.

There will be no excuse for bikers to leave the streets of Quimby with any feelings of hunger. The Cherokee County Cattlemen will be serving rib-eye sandwiches and the Pork Producers will be grilling up pork burgers for the hungry bikers.

If riders are looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, homemade pie, bananas and Gatorade will be for sale from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Quimby Community Center, served by members of the Baptist, Lutheran and Methodist Churches, American Legion Auxiliary, and Town and Country.

Local businesses will also be open, providing ample opportunities for re-fueling pit stops during the bikers' trip through Quimby. Brats and beverages will be available at Shell Food Mart, and The Little Kitchen will be serving a buffet including a salad bar, pasta salad, chicken and several other options.

To top it off, free watermelon will be served as the riders roll through town, helping riders to "enjoy a slice of the good life," the slogan found on the Quimby towels, pins, and t-shirts that will be available for purchase.

Once their stomachs have been filled, bikers will be able to visit the Quimby Fire Station to quench their thirst in the beer garden.

Plenty of entertainment will also be available as karaoke will provide music on Main Street from noon - 3:30, giving riders the chance to test their musical talents during a biking break.

The RAGBRAI route will take the riders through Quimby while on their way to Storm Lake, where the bikers will be spending the evening, resting and refueling for day two of the great bike ride.

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