RAGBRAI has made it’s selections for overnight towns during the 2013 bike ride. The closest overnight destination to the city of Washington is Fairfield.Fairfield was chosen as the final over night host for the 2013 event at the Route Announcement Party in Des Moines Saturday night. Washington Chamber of Commerce Director Michelle Pieffer and Angie Staley manager of the Edge 2 in Washington attended the gathering in the hopes that Washington would be selected. Pieffer expressed excitement that even though Washington was not chosen the close proximity of Fairfield will provide opportunities for Washington to learn for the future. Pieffer also says that the Washington Chamber will continue to pursue the overnight opportunity in future years. The other over night selections along the route include Council Bluffs, Harlan, Perry, Des Moines, Knoxville, Oskaloosa and Ft. Madison.
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