RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
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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.

Starting and Ending Towns for RAGBRAI XLIII will be announced at the Route Announcement Party January 24, 2015

ILLINOIS

Chicago

To the start town on July 18 return to Chicago from the end town on July 25,
with no services during the week

 

To the start town on July 18, return to Chicago from the end town on July 25

IOWA

Ending Town

Transport from the end town to the start town on July 18

  • BRANCEL CHARTERS
    BOB BRANCEL
    PO Box 107
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    Daytime phone: 608-834-9331
    Evening phone: 608-215-5939 (Bob Cell)
    Evening phone: 608-469-9220 (Debbie Cell)
    E-mail: BRANCELCHARTERS@HOTMAIL.COM
    Web site: brancelcharters.com
  • RIVERBEND BIKE CLUB
    JOHN BONTE
    Evening Phone: 563.242.4470
    Email: rbbcragbrai@gmail.com
    Web site: rbbcclinton.com
    US mail address:
    RBBC/RAGBRAI
    PO Box 1571
    Clinton IA 52733-1571
  • SHUTTLEGUY
    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

 

Return from the end town to the start town on July 25

Bettendorf (Quad Cities)

To the start town on July 18 return to Bettendorf (Quad Cities) from the end town on July 25

  • 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

To the start town on July 18, return to Council Bluffs from the end town on July 25

Des Moines area

To the start town on July 18, return to Des Moines or Ames from the end town on July 25

Emmetsburg

To the start town on July 18, return to Emmetsburg from the end town on July 25

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

Grinnell

To the start town on July 18, return to Grinnell from the end town on July 25

Iowa City

To the start town on July 18, return to Iowa City from the end town on July 25

Marshalltown

To the start town on July 18, return to Marshalltown from the end town on July 25

Mason City

To the start town on July 18, return to Mason City from the end town on July 25

Muscatine

To the start town on July 18, return to Muscatine from the end town on July 25

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

Waterloo

To the start town on July 18, return to Waterloo from the end town on July 25

MINNESOTA

Lanesboro, MN

To the start town on July 18, return to Lanesboro from the end town on July 25

Minneapolis, MN

To the start town on July 18, return to Minneapolis from the end town on July 25

MISSOURI

Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO

To the start town on July 18, return to St. Louis from the end town on July 25

NEBRASKA

Omaha, NE (Eppley Airfield)

To the start town on July 18, return to Omaha’s Eppley Airfield from the end town on July 25

  • 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

To the start town on July 18, return to Dodgeville from the end town on July 25

  • 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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