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Who’s Riding RAGBRAI this Summer?



The participants of RAGBRAI XLI come from all 50 states and Washington, DC.

78 riders come from 18 foreign countries.

The foreign countries are: Albania, Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

39.8% of the riders are from Iowa.

RAGBRAI riders use a variety of bike types:

10.2% Hybrid
1.9% Mountain Bike
1.6% Recumbent
82.7% Road Bike
2.8% Tandem
0.3% Tandem-Recumbent
0.5% Trike
0.8% Other

The average age of this year’s RAGBRAI participants is 46.9 years

The age breakdown of this year’s participants is as follows:

4.8% 19 and under
3.4% 20-24
5.2% 25-29
5.7% 30-34
5.1% 35-39
6.6% 40-44
9.6% 45-49
12.6% 50-54
11.7% 55-59
8.3% 60-64
4.6% 65-69
2.0% 70-74
0.6% 75-79
0.2% Over 80

15 Responses on “Who’s Riding RAGBRAI this Summer?

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jim

May 16, 2013 at 9:51 am

Photo of Onion Johnny, guy from England dress as a french onion seller from earlier days on his 2 speed bike. one gear when pedalling forward, the other pedalling backwards. Hooked up with the Skunks through some who have done Paris-Brest-Paris

Jenn

May 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

Do you try to find out how many of those riders coming from all 50 states and D.C. are native Iowans? I would be interested in knowing that.

Frannie N.

May 16, 2013 at 10:08 am

Cool info, thanks for sharing!!! I’m originally from Germany and have lived in Harlan (first overnight town) for the past 15 years. Would love to get to know any of the foreign riders, especially any German ones.

TK

May 16, 2013 at 10:24 am

I am old school-
I will be riding my single speed at the young age of 66.
Going up hill, stand up and pedal harder
Going down hill, coast and enjoy the sights
No gears-no fuss-no mess-

Timbo

May 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

And Turkey!!

JT

May 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

Those higher percentages from 45 to 64 explains all the cougars that hit on me last year.

Kyle

May 16, 2013 at 11:16 am

Sure. But how many are bald?

Bob Tripp

May 16, 2013 at 11:26 am

we have 5 riders from Lightning Velo Cycling Club in Long Beach, Ca. 3 of us are first timers!

Curtis Hebron

May 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

And one from Puyallup.

Cynthia Rohde

May 16, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I wonder how many work in the school system?

KP

May 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm

How many RAGBRAI birthdays that week?

Beth

May 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Love the stats. FYI U.S. Virgin Islands are a part of the United States, not a foreign country.

BillW

May 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm

The stats don’t quite add up:
– bike types: 100.8%
– average age: 80.4%
I’d guess the former is a rounding error, but the latter is missing a big chunk. Maybe not so many cougars after all?

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John Blackman

July 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Team Canada, how many?

Kathy Cahoon

July 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

Thanks for the stats! I was not alone riding my hybrid and held the largest chunk of percentage in my age class! I am a first timer and definitely will come back again. Thanks to the angels along the way for the encouragement and reminding me to hydrate hydrate hydrate!!

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