Preparations continue as Storm Lake prepares for its fourth turn as a RAGBRAI host city this summer.
The city's theme for the bicycle marathon was announced recently: "The World's Hometown: Take a Brake by the Lake."
As of this week, all of the heads for the many organizational committees have been chosen.
Requests are flowing in for housing during the July 22 stop in Storm Lake, according to Melanie Miller of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce. Anyone who would like to host visiting riders may call the chamber to register.
A citywide meeting is being planned for April 18, 7-9 p.m. at Storm Lake City Hall. The public is welcome, and the group hopes to begin gathering ideas.
Anyone interested in more RAGBRAI information may visit the web site www.stormlake.org and click on the RAGBRAI XXIX logo.