Monday was the deadline for cities to submit an application to be a host city for the 2011 Register’s Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa, and Knoxville has put their name on that list. If selected, there would be around 25,000 overnight guests in town just two weeks before the Knoxville Nationals. City Manager Dick Schrad says he’s very excited about the application and hopes that we are selected. He says after hosting thousands of race fans for an extended weekend each August, he believes the city would be able to handle one night of RAGBRAI riders. The 2011 RAGBRAI will take place July 24th-30th and the Route Announcement Party will be held January 29th.