An exciting sign that summer is near is the announcement of the RAGBRAI route.

This annual bicycle ride across Iowa is a financial boost for cities where it stops overnight. Parties and concerts are held to celebrate its arrival.

The announcement was made over the weekend and includes one corridor stop: Iowa City, to be exact. The Eastern Iowa town of Davenport will also be hosting riders for an overnight stop.

The event takes place the week of July 22-28 and the other stops will be in Onawa, Denison, Jefferson, Ames, Newton, and Sigourney

The full route and schedule announcement will be coming soon.

[Via WikipediaCBS2, Gazette]