Council Bluffs RAGBRAI


We know you will enjoy our beautiful Mid-America Center which was the hub for 2009 and will be again this year. “River’s Edge Park”, a new riverfront park has been built since 2009 and will serve as our spot for your beginning “tire dip.” The park is Council Bluffs’ landing for the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge which spans the Missouri River and links Nebraska and Iowa. In fact, it is the only walking/biking bridge in the US, which links two states, and the largest Metro Area in Iowa. We are also very proud of our Public Art collection and have added several pieces since 2009. Plus, take a moment as you ride or drive to notice the beautiful landscape and vistas at the foot of the unique Loess Hills on your way to Harlan.

As Mayor, I invite you to enjoy Council Bluffs this summer and please come back again soon to enjoy our beautiful city as we have so much to offer here on the western border of Iowa. Have a fun, safe, and memorable RAGBRAI® from all of us in Council Bluffs.

Best regards,


Mayor Tom Hanafan

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