95-Year-Old RAGRBAI Rider Leaves Everyone Else In The Dust
One of the most anticipated Summer events in Iowa is Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or in laymen's terms RAGBRAI. The riders came through Waterloo on Wednesday and left the very next morning, but one left a major mark on many riders and observers alike.
This year's annual bike ride across the state will go down in the history books. After last year's trek was canceled, RAGBRAI riders have been ready and eager to get back to doing what they love this summer.
The past few days have been very eventful for these bicyclists. Before they even rode off to their first destination from Le Mars to Sac City, the riders and the event had already gone viral.
A Sioux City reporter got outshone by an eager kid at the kickoff event in Le Mars. You can see the full video here.
One rider from Northeastern Iowa has been making waves throughout his entire journey so far. The reason behind all of the talk about this certain Cedar Rapids resident?
He's riding all of RAGBRAI and he's 95-years-old.
Clarence Boesenberg is one of the veteran riders on this year's nearly 500-mile journey. As reported by KCRG, Boeseberg has participated in the past eight RAGBRAI's all the way through. From the looks of things, he will not be slowing down any time soon.
From the same report, this Cedar Rapids man will be continuing his tradition of doing the entire ride. After the very first day, he was actually joined by his grandson.
If you are ever riding right behind him (and probably eating his dust) then you'll notice a saying on the very back of his bike. He always puts a fun sort of slogan on his seat. This year's tagline is, "Sakes' Alive and Doing RAGBRAI at 95."
When this biker isn't riding in RAGBRAI he uses his set of wheels for good. For almost a decade, Boesenberg has been delivering meals for Meals on Wheels. On average he rides about 45 miles a day.
Keep track of when riders might be coming through to your area using the official RAGBRAI daily map right here.