The route for RAGBRAI 2022 weaved through many different geographies of Iowa, each featuring different challenges for farmers and conservation planners. See this article about the history of the land along the route!
From the extremely erosive Loess hills in Western Iowa, to the 3,000 foot climb in Northwest Iowa, cyclist and IAWA writer, Dan Looker, shows us the beauty of Iowa’s unique landscape and the conservation to protect it.
“Did you think corn could be so beautiful?”
Extremely fragile Loess Hills of Eastern Iowa
No-till field near Newell, Iowa
Carved out by glaciers
A wetland with many purposes
Improving soil health and helping pollinators with beautiful prairie
Filter strips along the route