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Eugene Schlaman's "Iowa Bike Towns" Explores History Of RAGBRAI Routes

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Eugene Schlaman is the author of the new book "Iowa Bike Towns."

Since 1973, some 800 towns have welcomed cyclists to offer food, beverages, shelter, and fun along the RAGBRAI route.

Eugene Schlaman author of the new book "Iowa Bike Towns," which is a collection of facts, stories and legends associated with towns in Iowa that have been on the RAGBRAI route.

Guest host Rick Brewer spoke with Schlaman on this edition of Talk of Iowa to learn about the book's origins and his process for collecting thousands of stories about Iowa's bike towns.


  • Eugene Schlaman, author, "Iowa Bike Towns"
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa