RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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Airport Shuttles



Travel to the starting point of RAGBRAI and back home from the ending point of the ride is the responsibility of the registrant. Many rely on relatives and friends for transportation while others take chartered buses offered by bicycle clubs, bicycle shops and other organizations. You could choose to fly into Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago, Illinois, Moline, Illinois (Quad Cities), St. Louis, Missouri or Omaha, Nebraska and take a charter to the starting town and a charter back to Des Moines, Chicago, Moline, St. Louis or Omaha from the ending town. The route does change each year so starting and ending towns will not be the same from year to year. RAGBRAI personnel will be glad to answer any logistical questions you may have.

 

Glenwood, IA

If you are flying to the start of the ride in Glenwood, there will be shuttle service available to the start town from area regional airports including Omaha Eppley Airfield in Omaha Nebraska, or the Des Moines International Airport.  Please contact the following charter services for possible pricing and availability.

 

(Omaha International Airport – Eppley Airfield OMA)

  • RON OMAN CHARTERS
    801 Rock Island Ave
    Cherokee, IA  51012-2153
    Daytime Phone: 712-261-2226
    Evening Phone: 712-225-2215
    E-mail: remlo@ncn.net
    Web Site: ronomancharters.com

 

(Des Moines International Airport – DSM)

 

Muscatine, IA

Shuttle service from the end in Muscatine to surrounding airports will be available by making travel arrangements with the following services.  Please contact the shuttle company for pricing and availability.

 

(Quad City International Airport MLI)

  • ACT II TRANSPORTATION
    Rick Lawson
    800-769-8891
    info@actiitransportation.com
    www.actiitransportation.com

 

(Quad Cities Airport, Eastern Iowa Airport/Cedar Rapids)

  • AIRPORT EXPRESS
    800-383-2219
    www.limosbyexpress.com

 

(Des Moines International Airport DSM)

 

(Omaha International Airport – Eppley Airfield OMA)

  • RON OMAN CHARTERS
    801 Rock Island Ave
    Cherokee, IA  51012-2153
    Daytime Phone: 712-261-2226
    Evening Phone: 712-225-2215
    E-mail: remlo@ncn.net
    Web Site: ronomancharters.com

 

(Chicago O’Hare (ORD) & Midway (MDW) Airports)

 

(Rockford International Airport RFD)

 

(Private and Small Groups)

  • ACT II TRANSPORTATION
    Rick Lawson
    800-769-8891
    info@actiitransportation.com
    www.actiitransportation.com
  • VIP TRANSPORTATION
    309-314-1165
    www.viptransportation1.com

Latest Blog Posts

  • 19 photos: Riders flock to Missouri River dip site

    Glenwood is a few miles from the river, and some cyclists took advantage of a chance to get in the real Missouri on Saturday.

  • Tim Kaine's RAGBRAI resume

    It's true, the newly minted VP candidate rode in 1996.

  • What to look for Sunday on RAGBRAI

    It's about 50 miles out of the chute (plus a gravel loop?)

  • Man crosses paths with RAGBRAI on cross-continental trip

    Keith Davis traveled from Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

  • Siblings meet for first time at RAGBRAI

    To the average bystander, Deborah Anderson, 47, and Christian Parkes, 48, look like any brother and sister riding RAGBRAI together. Outside Vine Street Cellars in Glenwood, they joked and laughed with ...

  • Cyclists head west to dip in Missouri

    Hundreds of riders donated to the Glenwood baseball and softball club for a chance to get wet in the Missouri River, which is a few miles away from this year's ...

  • Video: Man rides bike across North and South America

    Keith Davis traveled from Glasgow, Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

  • Video: RAGBRAI Tire Dip in Glenwood

    Riders dip their back tires in tanks of Missouri River water before the start of RAGBRAI.

  • Video: WHO-HD forecast: Expect hot, dry day across Iowa

  • Video: Hyperlapse tour of the RAGBRAI Expo

    Zoom around the expo to see what's happening in Glenwood.

Latest Videos

  • Deb Anderson talks about meeting her brother, Christian Parkes, at RAGBRAI. The two spent time together outside Vine Street Cellars in Glenwood on Saturday.

  • Keith Davis traveled from Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

  • Riders dip their back tires in tanks of Missouri River water before the start of RAGBRAI.

  • The ridge of high pressure that kept our temperatures HOT this week is starting to break down, which will allow the weather to return to normal. Monday and Tuesday look to stay dry with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

  • Zoom around the expo to see what's happening in Glenwood.

  • RAGBRAI FRIDAY: Stop by West Chester Community Center, a former school which in its first year graduated two students in 1921. It is now known for its current \u0022residents\u0022 as locals call the ghostly sightings confirmed by two paranormal gro

  • The Todd House Museum in Tabor, was formerly a stop on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War era.

  • Lyle Dumont talks about his impressive model train display at the Dumont Museum in Sigourney. He began building it in 2008. You can see it Friday on RAGBRAI.

  • Whistle Nut and his bull, Ole, will be in Humeston offering RAGBRAI riders on Wednesday a chance to ride a professional rodeo bull.

  • As RAGBRAI rolls into Villisca on Day 2, riders may want to take advantage of $5 tours of the Villisca Ax Murder House. So what really happened? A tour guide explains one of Iowa's most gruesome, unsolved crimes.

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