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Date: July 23-29, 2017
Event: RAGBRAI XLV
Routes: 62.6 miles (81.8 with the Gravel Loop)
About the ride:
RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into its 45th year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world.
The RAGBRAI route averages 468 miles and is not necessarily flat. It begins somewhere along Iowa’s western border on the Missouri River and ends along the eastern border on the Mississippi River. We change the route each year and announce the overnight towns in late January at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party, in The Des Moines Register and on our website.
You may enter online or print an application from our website at www.ragbrai.com. The application is posted on the website Nov. 15 for the next summer’s event, and the week-long rider online deadline for application and payment is April 1 (or Feb. 15 if completing a manual/paper application). If you are not able to print an entry form, you may request one by mailing a request to RAGBRAI, 400 Locust Street – Suite 500, Des Moines, IA 50309, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is seven days of riding with an average of 67 miles per day through the Iowa countryside. You may enter as a rider or a non-rider. Anyone not riding a bicycle (a support vehicle driver, family members, or friends riding in a vehicle) must enter as a non-rider. A week-long rider fee is $175; a week-long non-rider fee is $35. A vehicle permit is $40 for personal vehicles or trucks, and $50 for an RV or Bus. See section on Vehicle Pass Instructions for Support Vehicle Drivers.
Instead of registering for the week, participants may enter for daily wristbands. The daily wristband fee for one day is $30 for riders or non-riders. Daily wristbands are not subject to the lottery process and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Event website: http://ragbrai.com/
Registration: Online registration
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