RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
Friends of RAGBRAI


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.


Sioux City, IA

If you are flying to the start of the ride, 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)

    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)


Davenport, IA

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

(Cedar Rapids – Eastern Iowa Airport CID)


(Quad City International Airport MLI)


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



(Des Moines International Airport DSM)


(Omaha International Airport – Eppley Airfield OMA)

    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)


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Latest Videos

  • Tune in to RAGBRAI.com this weekend to be the first to know the details of this year's route. RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz shares when the rookie pass through towns, full route map will be announced.

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  • The Register's Kyle Munson and Michael Morain attempt to get an early look at the 2015 RAGBRAI route

  • We are excited to reveal our new logo for RAGBRAI XLIII and 2015! If you join us on our ride across the state next year, you’ll be sure to see welcoming Iowans, lots of farmland and… well you’ll just have to watch the video to find out.

  • Bicyclist Shawn Gosch of Onawa was hit and killed June 20, 2014, by a motorist on Iowa Highway 7 west of Manson. Under Iowa law, the driver of the vehicle was charged with a misdemeanor for unsafe passing and fined little more than $1,550.

  • Look back on the ride of 2014 in this video highlight reel.

  • A group of friends from Canada spent the week on RAGBRAI and recount their best moments.

  • As RAGBRAI XLII comes to an end, friends from California talk about the emotion behind dipping their tires into the Mississippi River at the end of the ride.

  • Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

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