RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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Bike Shops

Each year these ten Official RAGBRAI® Bike Shops have their repair vans on the bike route taking care of the riders. Other than RAGBRAI, these bike shops are the only vendors with permission to sell official RAGBRAI t-shirts and other RAGBRAI mementos. If you need help to prepare for RAGBRAI, any of these shops will be happy to assist you.

The Official RAGBRAI® Bicycle Shops will be providing daily copies of the Des Moines Register for RAGBRAI participants and residents of the host communities.

Remember to wear your helmet whenever you are on a bike and always RIDE RIGHT®!

  • Bike Country
    825 East 1st Street
    Ankeny, IA 50021-2058
    Phone: 515-964-5623
    Web site: bikecountry.com
  • Bike World
    5950 Village View Drive
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Phone: 515-232-3669
    Web site: bikeworldiowa.com
  • Bikes to You
    921 Broad Street
    Grinnell, IA 50112-2047
    Phone: 641-236-8600
    Web site: bikestoyou.com
  • Connecticut Yankee Pedaller
    906 Court Avenue
    Chariton, IA 50049-1826
    Phone: 641-774-5557
    Web site: cypbikes.com
  • Harper’s Cycling & Fitness
    1106 Grandview Avenue
    Muscatine, IA 52761-1631
    Phone: 563-263-4043
    Web site: harperscycling.com
  • Letsche’s Bike Shop
    215 West Main Street
    Cherokee, IA 51012-1851
    Phone: 712-225-3433
    Web site: letsches.com
  • Rasmussen Bike Shop
    301 Grand Avenue
    West Des Moines, IA 50265-3715
    Phone: 515-277-2636
    Web site: rasmussenbikeshop.com
  • Rider Sales, L.L.C.
    102 East 3rd Street, Suite B
    Washington, IA 52353-2205
    Phone: 319-653-5808
    Email: rider@iowatelecom.net
  • Spoken Wheel Cyclery
    420 Washington Avenue
    Iowa Falls, IA 50126-2313
    Phone: 641-648-2924
    E-mail: swcwillie@hotmail.com

Latest Blog Posts

  • RAGBRAI Registration for 2016 Is Open!

    Been thinking about great Iowa hospitality and all that RAGBRAI has to offer? Relax! Registration is now open for RAGBRAI XLIV!! If you’ve registered before, take note: the username and password ...

  • Coming Soon - New Online RAGBRAI Registration System

    To meet higher security demands brought about because of internet fraud, we found it necessary to upgrade our online registration system. We took this opportunity to incorporate some changes that ...

  • RAGBRAI XLIV Logo - Revealed!

    We've had hogs, corn, and tractors. We've ridden mile upon mile and ventured all across the state of Iowa. And now it's finally time to relax, and enjoy all of ...

  • RAGBRAI XLIII Survey Results

    A big Thank You to all the riders, support personnel, and volunteers who made RAGBRAI XLIII such a huge success.  We had 4735 respond to our online surveys providing a ...

  • My RAGBRAI Story: An Inspirational Tale from a First Time RAGBRAIer

    RAGBRAI XLIII was the culmination of a process that brought me from the edge of personal disaster to the brink of a new life. Just nineteen months ago I ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

    RAGBRAI is over for another year. Congratulations on riding more than 400 miles in one week (or however many miles you rode). Not many people ever ride their ...

  • Congratulations to Ben Behrends for Winning the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest

    We would like to congratulate all the young artists throughout Iowa who drew, painted or scultured RAGBRAI masterpieces leading up to RAGBRAI. We hope you saw some of the ...

  • RAGBRAI® XLIII Lost and Found

    Do you recognize anything in this photo?  Several lost items were turned into us throughout the week including cell phones, keys, bike computers, eyewear and more.  All owners of wallets, ...

  • 20 RAGBRAI photos: Blue skies and countrysides

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  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Creative costumes of the ride

    See some of the most outlandish outfits of RAGBRAI 2015.

Latest Videos

  • This year's logo theme is "It's time to take a break."

  • We made a new camel friend, played human foos-ball and did the required slip and sliding. Relive the 2015 RAGBRAI ride with some of our favorite moments. And get ready for the 2016 route announcement party in January.

  • "This is my gift to you guys," said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, IA.

  • First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels.

  • All Ability Cycles gives bicycle rides to residents of the Hiawatha Care Center on Friday, July 24, 2015. The group gives rides to senior residents along the RAGBRAI route.

  • Jabara the camel stole the show in Mount Vernon for RAGBRAI.

  • DM Register scribes scarf more rhubarb cream pie than NPR!

  • Tony Ron, of Fort Dodge, sells jewelry made of recycled bicycle spokes to pay for a flight and visa to Ecuador.

  • Patty Ankrum explains a project in Mount Vernon to take advantages of the thousands of RAGBRAI cyclists passing through.

  • Hundreds of riders flock to Team Google's complimentary charging tent set up in the RAGBRAI meetup town.

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