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The following list of charter companies, clubs and individuals are independent of The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI officials. They are the only ones sanctioned by The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI. All arrangements are made between you and the charter operator and do not involve The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI officials.

NO CHARTER WILL ACCEPT ANYONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE PARTICIPANT CREDENTIALS ISSUED BY RAGBRAI. (The official identifying number is indicated on the wristband, bicycle band, and the baggage tag.)

No charter can provide you with, or guarantee such credentials or wristbands along with their service.

As part of your paid RAGBRAI registration, you are entitled to place your bag for transport on RAGBRAI’s baggage truck during the week of the ride. You are not obligated to have any charter that takes you to the starting point carry your baggage for the week.

Some charters provide round-trip service from their location to the starting town and back from the ending town. Other charters are just one way to the starting town. All arrangements should be made before July 1. Please contact charters individually for costs of services.

ILLINOIS

Chicago

From Chicago to Orange City on July 22, return to Chicago from Lansing on July 29, with no services during the week

 

IOWA

Lansing

Transport from Lansing to Orange City on July 22, with baggage service from town to town during the week

  • BRANCEL CHARTERS
    BOB BRANCEL
    PO Box 98
    Waunakee, WI  53597
    Daytime phone: 608-849-1962
    Cell phone: 608-215-5939 (Bob)
    Cell phone: 608-469-9220 (Debbie)
    Cell phone: 608-469-6777 (Nicole)
    E-mail: BRANCELCHARTERS@HOTMAIL.COM
    Web site: brancelcharters.com
  • PORK BELLY VENTURES
    Transport from the end town to the start town on Friday and Saturday, July 21 & 22
    PETE PHILLIPS
    TAMMY PAVICH
    412 FOREST GLEN DR
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA 51503 8465
    Pete Phone: 402-681-2613
    Tammy Phone: 712-328-0161
    E-mail: petephillips@cox.net
    E-mail: tammypav@cox.net
    Web site: pkbelly.com
  • ARGO – RIVERBEND BIKE CLUB
    JOHN BONTE/JONATHAN FAH
    Evening Phone: 563.242.4470
    Cell Phone: 563-249-3500 (John) 563-650-2595 (Jonathan)
    Email: rbbcragbrai@gmail.com
    Web site: rbbcclinton.com/ragbrai
    US mail address:
    RBBC/RAGBRAI
    PO Box 1571
    Clinton IA 52733-1571

 

Return from Lansing to Orange City on July 29

Davenport (Quad Cities)

From the Quad Cities area to Orange City on July 22, return to Davenport (Quad Cities) from Lansing on July 29 with baggage service during the week

  • QUAD CITIES BICYCLE CLUB
    DIXON NOVY
    704 12TH STREET
    DEWITT, IA 52742
    Daytime phone: 563-221-9093
    Evening phone: 563-221-9093
    E-mail: DXNVY@MCHSI.COM
    Web site: qcbc.org

Shuttle from the Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) to Orange City on July 22, return to the Quad Cities International Airport from Lansing on July 29

  • QUAD CITIES BICYCLE CLUB
    DIXON NOVY
    704 12TH STREET
    DEWITT, IA 52742
    Daytime phone: 563-221-9093
    Evening phone: 563-221-9093
    E-mail: DXNVY@MCHSI.COM
    Web site: qcbc.org

Council Bluffs

From Council Bluffs to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Council Bluffs from Lansing on July 29

Des Moines area

Depart from Des Moines or Ames to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines or Ames from Lansing on July 29

 

Depart from Des Moines Airport Hotel to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines Airport Hotel from Lansing on July 29

 

Depart from Des Moines or Ankeny to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines or Ankeny from Lansing on July 29

Emmetsburg

From Emmetsburg to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Emmetsburg from Lansing on July 29

  • EMMETSBURG BIKE CLUBSOLD OUT
    GREGORY HOYMAN
    3104 4TH ST
    EMMETSBURG, IA 50536 1136
    Daytime phone: 712-298-0348
    Evening phone: 712-852-2247
    Cell phone: 712-298-0170
    Fax: 712-852-2534
    E-mail: HUGHESPHARM@NCN.NET

Grinnell

From Grinnell to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Grinnell from Lansing on July 29

  • BIKES TO YOU
    KYLE JAEGER
    921 BROAD ST
    GRINNELL, IA 50112 2047
    Daytime phone: 641-236-8600
    Evening/Cell phone: 641-990-6654
    E-mail: KYLE@BIKESTOYOU.COM
    Web site: bikestoyou.com

Iowa City

From Iowa City to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Iowa City from Lansing on July 29

Marshalltown

From Marshalltown to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Marshalltown from Lansing on July 29

Mason City

From Mason City to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Mason City from Lansing on July 29

Muscatine

From Muscatine to Orange City on July 22, with baggage service across the state, return to Muscatine from Lansing on July 29

  • MELON CITY BIKE CLUB
    DEBRA ELLIOTT
    1201 OAKLAND DR
    MUSCATINE, IA 52761 5509
    Daytime phone: 563-263-2841
    Evening phone: 563-506-1477
    Alternate phone: 563-506-1558
    Fax Number: 563-263-3419
    E-mail: KDELLIOT@MACHLINK.COM
    Web site: meloncitybikeclub.com

Waterloo

From Waterloo to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to Waterloo from Lansing on July 29

 

MINNESOTA

 

Maple Grove, MN

From Maple Grove to Orange City on July 22, return to Maple Grove from Lansing on July 29

 

MISSOURI

Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO

From St. Louis to Orange City on July 22, baggage service across the state, return to St. Louis from Lansing on July 29

 

NEBRASKA

Omaha, NE (Eppley Airfield)

From Omaha to Orange City on July 22, return to Omaha’s Eppley Airfield from Lansing on July 29

  • 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

 

WISCONSIN

Dodgeville, WI

Camping services for the week with no transportation to/from RAGBRAI

  • SHUTTLEGUY / DOMESTIQUE
    TYM ALLISON
    PO BOX 284
    DODGEVILLE, WI 53533
    Daytime phone: 800-675-2295
    Evening phone: 800-675-2295
    E-mail: INFO@SHUTTLEGUY.COM
    Web site: shuttleguy.com

We furnish this list to you as a service only. RAGBRAI assumes no responsibility for you, your baggage or bicycle if you sign with one of these charters.

 

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