Press Release 1: Safety Tips for Residents During RAGBRAI
As the excitement for the annual RAGBRAI ride builds up, we want to remind residents of the safety concerns they should keep in mind when the event comes to town. One of the major concerns is the safety of the riders as they navigate through the streets. We urge residents to discourage young people from joining the riders as they come into town or leave in the morning, as they are inexperienced in riding with large groups, and accidents involving young people happen every year. It is also important to caution residents not to give high-fives or spray riders with water, as it could cause accidents and distractions. We recommend distributing handouts/maps in the campgrounds or downtown after the riders are off their bikes, to avoid distractions and accidents.
Press Release 2: Rider Safety During RAGBRAI – A Joint Effort
As we prepare for the annual RAGBRAI ride, we want to emphasize the importance of rider safety, and that it is a joint effort between the riders and residents. We want to caution residents about opening car doors with the increased bicycle traffic, as it could injure cyclists or force them to swerve. We urge residents to look in all directions before opening car doors, and to be mindful of their surroundings. We also ask residents to refrain from handing flyers or anything else to the riders as they come into town, as reaching for something is distracting and could cause accidents. As a community, we can work together to ensure the safety of both riders and residents during this exciting event.
Press Release 3: How Residents Can Help Ensure Rider Safety During RAGBRAI
RAGBRAI is an annual event that brings excitement and tourism to our community, but it also comes with safety concerns that residents should keep in mind. We want to remind residents that they play a vital role in ensuring rider safety during the event. We urge residents to discourage young people from joining the riders as they come into town or leave in the morning, and to caution residents not to give high-fives or spray riders with water, as it could cause distractions and accidents. It is also important to distribute handouts/maps in the campgrounds or downtown after the riders are off their bikes, and to be mindful of opening car doors with the increased bicycle traffic. By working together, we can make RAGBRAI a safe and enjoyable event for everyone involved.