In Sioux City there was a great festival to mark the onset of the Ragbrai ride. Local bands, lots of vendors, tons of food and a massive fireworks display marked the event.
Katy Fletcher and Jerry Fecht were talking about photography, when Jerry took this image of Katy's bike moments before she began her trans-Iowa journey.
In Washta, Iowa (the first "meeting town", a girl insists on writing the "Virgin" notation on Brendan Fecht's leg.
A loud rock band prepares the Sioux City cyclists for a bigger rock concert in the evening. Note the real baby in the stork's pocket.