Ragbrai is about 17 days away and according to the event's website, Lance Armstrong plans to participate in the bike ride across the state.
This would be his first public appearance since admitting to using “performance enhancing drugs” to win seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong says he and his staff will stay at least three or four days on the ride.
This will be the fifth time his bicycle wheels hit the pavement for Ragbrai and the director of the race says all Tour de France champions, whether stripped of their title or not, ride for free.
This year, Ragbrai is a southern route.
It starts in Council Bluffs going through Harlan, Perry, and Des Moines, continuing through Knoxville, Oskaloosa and Fairfield before ending at the river in Fort Madison.