The Orange City RAGBRAI® committee will be hosting a public “Town Hall Event” on Monday, April 24 from 7-8pm in the community’s City Hall located at 125 Central Avenue SE. At this event, Orange City’s distinct logo and theme for RAGBRAI XLV – for which the community will be the starting overnight host town – will be unveiled by the Publicity committee, and T-shirts sporting the logo will be for sale by the Hospitality team. In addition, the Entertainment committee will reveal the various entertainment/attractions that have been secured for the local RAGBRAI visit, which draws thousands of riders, support crews, vendors, and visitors to the host communities each summer.
Also during the April 24 gathering, residents will be introduced to local promotions/discounts, a community decorations initiative, an art contest and grand farewell project, and a “Light It Up Orange City” block party announcement. Break-out booths will offer community members an opportunity to learn more specifics and sign up to volunteer and to offer housing to RAGBRAI riders. Finally, the Orange City RAGBRAI committee will announce the winner of a bicycle from Kopetsky’s Ace Hardware. To be included in the drawing for the bike, parents can register their child(ren) age 12 and under at the Orange City Ace Hardware store until the April 24 event. An Orange City RAGBRAI logoed T-shirt will also be given away that evening. Recipients must be present to win the bike or T-shirt.