Though still in their infancy, the committees responsible for planning RAGBRAI’s overnight stop in Fairfield are taking shape.
About 10,000 cyclists will descend on the town Thursday, July 25. It will be the second time in seven years the bike ride has made an overnight stop in Fairfield, the last one coming in 2013.
Last week, Fairfield RAGBRAI 2019 announced the four executive chairs, each of whom will be responsible for overseeing several committees. The four people are Anna Bruen, Michael Halley, Tammy Dunbar and Tammy Jones.
Bruen will oversee four committees: housing; campgrounds; showers, sanitation, recycling; and RIDE RIGHT.
Dunbar will be in charge of five: publicity; hospitality; web and social media; information center; and volunteers.
Jones will be responsible for: food and vendors; electrical; beverage garden; and entertainment and special events.
Halley has been tasked with guiding: public safety; law enforcement; medical; communications; transportation.
These four executives will report to an advisory board, the members of which have not been announced. Reporting directly to the advisory board will be a treasurer, recording secretary, and a person in charge of sponsorships and fundraising.
Fairfield Convention & Visitors Bureau assistant director Terry Baker said the four executive chairs bring a wealth of experience to the table, and is sure they will do a fantastic job.
“RAGBRAI has emphasized the need to get the right people in place from the beginning so the event runs smoothly,” she said. “They want to know people are committed and have experience in the area you’re assigning them to.”
Those interested in volunteering on a committee can contact Fairfield Convention & Visitors Bureau executive director Rustin Lippincott at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the convention center at 472-2828.