Atlantic Ragbrai Committee seeks volunteers


July 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s RAGBRAI Organizing Committee is still in need of many volunteers for the Sunday, July 24 th event. Anyone interested in helping out, are encouraged to sign up now. Billie Hoover, Volunteer Co-Chair, says there are many volunteer jobs that need to be filled, and the committee is hoping people will step up and share a few hours of their time. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt to wear on July 24th, and wearing the shirt will also give them free entrance to the entertainment area to see The Nadas perform.

Ann McCurdy, Executive Director of the Chamber, says the “Proceeds from the RAGBRAI Organizing Committee will go to support the Atlantic Fire Department, Nishna Valley Trails, The Grounds Committee, and the Chamber of Commerce.” She says that’s because those groups touch a majority of residents in our area.

Volunteers are needed to work in a variety of areas including:

Information Center: Where volunteers are needed throughout the day to answer questions about Atlantic, directions to destinations, and serve as a general first point of contact for riders with questions.

Beverage Garden: Volunteers are need to check I.D., put on wristbands, and sell beverages. Shifts are available from noon until midnight.

Traffic and Parking: Volunteers are needed in the morning and afternoon to help direct traffic in low-risk intersections and in campgrounds.

Shuttle/Bus Stops: This job entails sitting at the designated areas and being a helpful voice in directing riders and answering questions.

If anyone is interested in volunteering, please call (712)- 243-3017, or visit to fill out our online form.