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More than 100 cyclists take part in the second annual iGran Fondo


The weather was just right for riders taking part in the second annual Iowa Gran Fondo.

The 100 mile-course, also known as a "century ride," started in Sioux City and took cyclists through eight different communities.

Race coordinator David Harris said about 130 riders came out to race against the clock.

Everyone who signed up got a chip to time their ride.

Harris said the iGRAN Fondo brings people from all over the U.S. to Sioux City.

He also said it's a great way to prepare riders for RAGBRAI, the seven-day bicycle ride across Iowa that starts on Sunday.

"The iGRAN Fondo does bring a lot of new bodies to Sioux City and exposes them to one more day of riding in RAGBRAI style," Harris said.

Some cyclists said they've trained all year for this upcoming week of cycling. And, for iGRAN Fondo first-timer, Martha Fagg, she was just happy to get in another day of riding.

"It's just all the energy. We're going to come back next week probably tired, but still smiling," Fagg said.

For others who wanted to get a shorter day of riding in before RAGBRAI, there was a 67-mile course that started from Onawa. Both rides finished in Council Bluffs, IA.

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