Great Iowa Fall Ride canceled after key planning deadlines, organizers say – KCCI Des Moines

RAGBRAI organizers announced Wednesday that a new bike ride scheduled for the fall is canceled.The Great Iowa Fall Ride was planned for Oct. 2-4 and set to be hosted by the city of Iowa Falls.According to an announcement on the RAGBRAI website, the decision to cancel the Great Iowa Fall Ride came “on the heels of several key planning deadlines.“It’s really unfortunate that we’re having to do this again but it’s just the right thing to do. 2020 is just not a great time for events,” ride director Dieter Drake said in a statement. “We will shift our focus entirely to RAGBRAI forty-eight and remain steadfast in our dedication to make it even better in 2021.”The announcement does not mention plans to reschedule the ride.

RAGBRAI organizers announced Wednesday that a new bike ride scheduled for the fall is canceled.

The Great Iowa Fall Ride was planned for Oct. 2-4 and set to be hosted by the city of Iowa Falls.

According to an announcement on the RAGBRAI website, the decision to cancel the Great Iowa Fall Ride came “on the heels of several key planning deadlines.

“It’s really unfortunate that we’re having to do this again but it’s just the right thing to do. 2020 is just not a great time for events,” ride director Dieter Drake said in a statement. “We will shift our focus entirely to RAGBRAI forty-eight and remain steadfast in our dedication to make it even better in 2021.”

The announcement does not mention plans to reschedule the ride.