Not riding? No problem! Storm Lake residents, get involved in RAGBRAI as a volunteer, join in the activities, or simply take in all the amazing things we have planned. We’re thrilled to host RAGBRAI in the City Beautiful!
RAGBRAI-ers make great guests, and we need Storm Lakers to volunteer to host riders in their home or let them camp in their yards. Residents can sign up to host riders here.
Storm Lake’s RAGBRAI committee needs volunteers to make this day a success. Stay tuned for local volunteer opportunities to show your community pride.
These roads will be closed temporarily for the safety of riders and the public. For residents who live there there will be access for their homes in most cases. Please do not move or drive around barricades.
On Sunday, all traffic coming into Storm Lake should use US Highway 71. Highway 110 coming into Storm Lake will be closed on Sunday.
On Monday traffic coming into and leaving Storm Lake should avoid Highway 71 until noon.
RAGBRAI’s visit to the city will increase the community’s demand for water. The Executive committee is taking steps with the city to ensure that we can safely accommodate our visitors and maintain the essential services we need for Storm Lake residents and businesses. Additionally, the City of Storm Lake is encouraging residents and businesses to voluntarily conserve water, as the community heads into the summer season when consumption tends to peak.
It is estimated that 50% of water used outdoors goes to waste due to evaporation, wind, runoff and over-watering, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Wise use of water can help ensure that there is plenty of supply in Storm Lake’s water towers for households and businesses, while maintaining a reserve for fire protection. Voluntary cooperation can help prevent the need for mandatory conservation measures.
A few ways to conserve:
Do not water lawns and gardens during the hottest times of the day, when much of the water used will evaporate away quickly. Watering during the early morning or late in the day is more effective.
When watering lawns, arrange sprinklers so water isn’t wasted running into streets and driveways.
If sprinklers are set on a timer, ensure they aren’t running on rainy days.
Mulching around plantings slows down the evaporation of moisture.
Lawns don’t necessarily need watering simply because it’s hot. If you step on grass and it springs back, it doesn’t need additional water, according to the EPA. Raising your mower blade slightly can also help grass develop deeper root growth to be more drought resistant.
Give the hose a break – sweep driveways, sidewalks, decks and steps instead of hosing them off. Don’t forget to check hose connections for leaks.
When using a power washer, choose days and times when demand is generally lower.
Covering pools and hot tubs when not in use will reduce evaporation loss of water.
Little things make a difference in the household and can save money on water and energy bills. Wash laundry in full loads or set a load size selector down to the appropriate level. Use the dishwasher for full loads also. Check faucets and toilets for leaks that can waste gallons of water daily. Turn off the tap when shaving or brushing teeth. A 10-minute shower with a low-flow shower head uses 25 gallons of water, while a full-size bathtub averages 35-50 gallons. When upgrading fixtures and appliances, look for efficient options that can save up to a third of annual household water costs.
When washing vehicles, use a water bucket or hose with a flow control instead of a running hose throughout the process.
Here’s where all the fun happens! The beer garden opens at 3:00 p.m. for riders and guests 21 years and older located at King's Pointe Great Lawn (1520 E. Lakeshore Dr.). T-shirts will be available for purchase at the beer garden for $25.
3:00 p.m. — Beverage Garden opens
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Wild Ambition
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. — Neil Anders & The Brothers Merritt
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. — Spazmatics
Other entertainment opportunities:
A hymn sing will be held in the air-conditioned sanctuary of the Storm Lake United Methodist Church from 5-5:30.
Check out our vendors while you relax and enjoy Storm Lake!
Buena Vista University - Giveaways only - cooling towels, koozies, sunscreen etc. (Sunday)
WILDCYCLER - Cycling apparel and accessories for men and women (Open - close)
Thrive Health and Hydration - IV therapy with a mixture of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Civil Arts United - Full Body Sports Chiropractic Assessment and Adjustments to raise money for Free Rural Youth Music & Cinematography Camps sponsored and funded by Civil Arts United Inc. All hours of possible operation.
Barnes Complete Wellness - We will focus on IV rehydration and hangover prevention. (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Jehovah's Witnesses - Informational Pamphlets (Sunday, Noon - 9 p.m.)