RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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Bike Shops



Each year these shops have their repair vans on the bike route taking care of the riders. Other than RAGBRAI, the 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
  • Connecticut Yankee Pedaller
    906 Court Avenue
    Chariton, IA 50049-1826
    Phone: 641-774-5557
    Web site: cypbikes.com
  • Letsche’s Bike Shop
    215 West Main Street
    Cherokee, IA 51012-1851
    Phone: 712-225-3433
    Web site: letsches.com
  • Bikes to You
    921 Broad Street
    Grinnell, IA 50112-2047
    Phone: 641-236-8600
    Web site: bikestoyou.com
  • Harper’s Cycling & Fitness
    1106 Grandview Avenue
    Muscatine, IA 52761-1631
    Phone: 563-263-4043
    Web site: harperscycling.com
  • Rider Sales, L.L.C.
    102 East 3rd Street, Suite B
    Washington, IA 52353-2205
    Phone: 319-653-5808
    Email: rider@iowatelecom.net
  • Rasmussen Bike Shop
    301 Grand Avenue
    West Des Moines, IA 50265-3715
    Phone: 515-277-2636
    Web site: rasmussenbikeshop.com
  • Spoken Wheel Cyclery
    420 Washington Avenue
    Iowa Falls, IA 50126-2313
    Phone: 641-648-2924
    E-mail: swcwillie@hotmail.com
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