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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 Glenwood on July 23, return to Chicago from Muscatine on July 30, with no services during the week

 

IOWA

Muscatine

Transport from Muscatine to Glenwood on July 23
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
  • 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 Muscatine to Glenwood on July 30

Davenport (Quad Cities)

From the Quad Cities area to Glenwood on July 23, return to Davenport (Quad Cities) from Muscatine on July 30 with baggage service during the week
Quad Cities Bicycle Club is SOLD OUT for 2016

  • 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 to Quad Cities Airport from Muscatine on July 30

Council Bluffs

From Council Bluffs to Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Council Bluffs from Muscatine on July 30

Des Moines area

Depart from Des Moines or Ames to Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines or Ames from Muscatine on July 30

 

Depart from Des Moines Airport Hotel to Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines Airport Hotel from Muscatine on July 30

 

Depart from Des Moines or Ankeny to Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines or Ankeny from Muscatine on July 30

  • LAKE COUNTRY CYCLIST ANKENY
    JAKE SIMONS
    JUSTIN EASTMAN
    4303 40th Street
    DES MOINES, IA 50310
    Daytime or evening phone:
    Jake 515-201-9812
    Justin 515-729-2970
    E-mail: LCCragbrai@gmail.com
    Web site: lakecountrycyclists.com

Emmetsburg

From Emmetsburg to Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Emmetsburg from Muscatine on July 30

  • EMMETSBURG BIKE CLUB
    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 Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Grinnell from Muscatine on July 30

  • 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 Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Iowa City from Muscatine on July 30

Marshalltown

From Marshalltown to Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Marshalltown from Muscatine on July 30

Mason City

From Mason City to Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Mason City from Muscatine on July 30

Muscatine

From Muscatine to Glenwood on July 23, with baggage service across the state
Melon City Bike Club is SOLD OUT for 2016

  • 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 Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to Waterloo from Muscatine on July 30

 

MINNESOTA

 

Maple Grove, MN

From Maple Grove to Glenwood on July 23, return to Maple Grove from Muscatine on July 30

 

MISSOURI

Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO

From St. Louis to Glenwood on July 23, baggage service across the state, return to St. Louis from Muscatine on July 30

 

NEBRASKA

Omaha, NE (Eppley Airfield)

From Omaha to Glenwood on July 23, return to Omaha’s Eppley Airfield from Muscatine on July 30

  • 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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