Our friend Rich Ketcham at GeoBike discovered that there is a total of 1,085 feet of climb over the 71 miles of the BACooN Ride.  To put that in comparison, most 70-mile days on RAGBRAI are about 2,000-2,500 feet of climb… In other words, the ride is quite flat.  That figures since the Raccoon River Valley Trail is mostly build along a historic rail right-of-way.  So enjoy the ride!