On behalf of Orange City’s City Council, Chamber of Commerce and our Merchants Retail group we express a warm Dutch WELKOM to the riders and participants of RAGBRAI XLV.
Orange City has a rich tradition of being entrepreneurial, opportunistic, and in touch with the wants and needs of its citizens. Our citizens have built and sustained strong, successful businesses here, supported by our community even in challenging times. Rural America continues to experience challenges with population decline and “brain drain” of our young people moving away to larger metropolitan areas that offer more quality of life amenities. Orange City and Sioux County continue to experience growth across a broad age demographic. Events like RAGBRAI are important to showcase all the great things rural America, Iowa, and Orange City have to offer.
We also look forward to the opportunity to showcase and share with the thousands of riders and support people all that Iowa and Orange City have to offer. We believe that Orange City can and will roll out the WELKOM mat to the riders.
We look forward to meeting you in July!