Dear Perry Residents,
I hope you are excited as I am to welcome “RAGBRAI XLI” to Perry on July 22, 2013!
We will have close to 25,000 visitors to Perry during this overnight stop. What a tremendous opportunity to showcase our town! I am very proud of Perry’s history as well as our growth. This includes the completion of the Raccoon River Recreational Trail, the construction of the DMACC at Perry Van Kirk Career Academy, the Carnegie Library Museum, Dallas County Hospital, Perry Community Schools and of course our dedicated local businesses and residents!
Our motto is “Make Yourself at Home!” We have the opportunity to display our hospitality to the RAGBRAI riders and visitors by offering our homes or yards for camping, volunteering to help the RAGBRAI Committee or working with our local civic organizations and churches to provide meals.
If you are interested in hosting riders in your yard or in your home, please click here to sign up. You will be able to choose to offer the riders an indoor stay or backyard camping, prefer smoking or non-smoking guests and if you would be willing to offer meals or the use of the restroom facilities.
The City of Perry will be providing announcements and updates of the RAGBRAI routes through town. On the day of the ride, you may need to use a detour or plan for extra time when driving in and around Perry. Please exercise patience and caution during the RAGBRAI stop and let this be a safe and enjoyable visit.
Jay P. Pattee
Mayor of Perry, Iowa