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Bike and Luggage Shipping

If you’re flying to RAGBRAI, or don’t want the hassle of lugging your bike and baggage to the starting point, we encourage you to ship your bike and luggage directly to RAGBRAI. The following companies are independent of RAGBRAI officials.  They have been sanctioned by RAGBRAI to provide bike and luggage shipping to the start town and back from the end town.  All arrangements are made between you and the shipping company and do not involve RAGBRAI Officials.


Need to get your bike to RAGBRAI? BikeFlights.com and SENDMYBIKE.com have teamed up to provide bike and luggage shipping for RAGBRAI participants.  You will receive the best possible price along with the best in customer service by shipping your bike to and from RAGBRAI through these two companies.

BikeFlights.com is the leading bicycle shipping service for cyclists. They make it convenient, reliable, and affordable to get your bike to wherever you want it to go and offer the best rates, excellent service, and premium protection with every shipment. They are cyclists serving cyclists. Check their website for tips on packing your bike and other services they provide.

SENDMYBIKE.com has been serving RAGBRAI riders since 2010, offering full-service bike and luggage shipping at great prices. The owners have been on RAGBRAI as riders and charter operators for more than 30 years. They know RAGBRAI. Your bike will be in the best of care while on its way to RAGBRAI.

Looking to ship your bike and gear but need help with the following? 

  • Receiving your bike and having it available to claim in the RAGBRAI start town
  • Bike assembly before RAGBRAI
  • Box/case/luggage storage
  • Transport from start to finish during RAGBRAI packaging
  • Delivery of their bike into the shipping system after RAGBRAI

Contact SENDMYBIKE.com will handling the logistics and work directly with Bike Flights.

Or, RAGBRAI riders who are handling ALL of their own receiving, bike assembly, packing and/or box/case/luggage storage and transport, and drop off to shipping provider after RAGBRAI from the start to finish may still book their RAGBRAI shipping directly through other shipping services.

Options for Assembling Your Shipped Bicycle Prior to RAGBRAI:

  • $55 Pre-Assembly—No waiting in line for bike assembly. Your bike is road-ready when you arrive to claim it.
  • Assembly at the start town when you arrive charged by local bike mechanics.

Options for Shipping Your Bike Home After RAGBRAI:

  • $55 Hand Off—your bike is boxed and shipped by professional mechanics, entering the UPS system by Friday after RAGBRAI.
  • $65 Hand Off—your bike is boxed and shipped by professional mechanics, entering the UPS system by Tuesday after RAGBRAI.
  • In the end town, we will coordinate packaging your bike for shipping.
  • In the end town, claim your shipping container and package the bike for shipping yourself.

Storage of Bike Case or Box

  • No additional charge for bike case or bike box storage.

For more information, visit SENDMYBIKE.com, or call Pete at 402-681-2613.


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