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RAGBRAI is rolling back to the Des Moines metro for the first time in a decade.

"I was excited that it's coming through central Iowa. And hopefully we'll all get to be part of it," said Kyle Robinson, owner of Kyle's Bikes.

To celebrate RAGBRAI's 50th anniversary, five of the overnight stops were on the original route—Sioux City, Storm Lake, Ames, Davenport and Des Moines, bringing the annual ride through Iowa's most populated city.

"I'm guessing that this year, since it's going to be in our metro, we're gonna get a lot of people that don't normally go for the whole week," Robinson said. "They're just gonna go for a day or two and because it's close."

But it's not just the day that riders come through that stores have to plan for; it's the lead up to it.

Bike shop owners who spoke to Local 5 were already gearing up for plenty of bikers to get their rides tuned up over the next few months.


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