RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
Friends of RAGBRAI


2014 Expo Exhibitors

Here is a list of exhibitors attending the 2014 RAGBRAI Expo:
  • Adaptive Sports Iowa 
    Providing Sports and Recreation opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities
    Web site: adaptivesportsiowa.org
  • Aero Tech Designs
    Manufactures and sells high quality cycling apparel.  Made in the U.S.A.
    Web site: aerotechdesigns.com
  • American Diabetes Association – Tour de Cure
    More than just a cycling event, it’s a life changing event.  Riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes.
    Web site: diabetes.org/tourdecure
  • Auto Rack Lights
    A patented auxiliary lighting system for the back of your vehicle.  Be seen with Auto Rack Lights.
    Web site: autoracklights.com
  • Bicycle Illinois 
    Offering bicycle tours in and around the state of Illinois.  Also offering transportation service between Chicago and RAGBRAI®. Working Bikes is a Chicago based charity which collects more than 6,000 bicycles a year in the Midwest and donates them to international and local non-profit bicycle organizations.
    Web sites: bicycleillinois.com / workingbikes.org
  • Bike Country
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops!
    Web site: bikecountry.com
  • Bike Rags
    Casual biking reflective t-shirts made in the Midwest
    Web site: bikerags.co
  • Bikes to You
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops!
    Web site: bikestoyou.com
  • Boonville Missouri Tourism
    Catch the Katy to Boonville! Let Boonville, Missouri Tourism help you plan your trip on the Katy Trail.
    Web site: GoBoonville.com
  • Boston Bill Sunglasses
    Sport and fashion sunglasses
    Web site: bostonbill.com
  • Bracketron (Xventure)
    Mounting solutions for mobile electronics -
    Smartphone/GPS, Go Pro/action cameras
    Web site: bracketron.com
  • Canari Cyclwear
    Custom cycling apparel.  Made in the U.S.A.
    Web site: canari.com
  • Cardiostrong
    Iowa’s premier sports beverage company offering scientifically validated, high performance, electrolyte replacing beverages and gels.  Using premium ingredients, our products work directly on the body and mind to boost endurance, reduce cramping and fatigue, remain hydrated and stay focused from start to finish. No matter the sport or endeavor that drives you, our products are expertly formulated to be affordable, portable, gentle on your stomach and taste great.  Compare us to the rest and see why we are the best!
    Web site: cardiostrong.co
  • Chainspirations 
    Affordable Jewelry from recycled bicycle chains! Vivid and colorful – choose your own colors! Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, zipper pulls and more!
    Web site: chainspirations.com
  • Chamois Butt’r
    The original non-greasy chamois cream and the favorite of professional and recreational cyclists
    Web site: chamoisbuttr.com
  • Charles City White Water
    Charles City White Water beautifies the riverfront and includes an amphitheater, play area, boat launch, kayak course, along with a walking trail and public art
    Web site: ccwhitewater.com
  • Clif Bar
    Sampling an array of products for before, during and after the ride. Stop by for a snack and see what’s new!  Look for booths along the route during the week as well.
    Web site: Clifbar.com
  • Connecticut Yankee Pedaller
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops!
    Web site: cypbikes.com
  • Cycle Butt Crack
    Jersey, t-shirt and sticker sales. Purveyers of cheeky cycling gear.
    Web site: cyclebuttcrack.com
  • Cycle Iowa
    Organizing tour rides in Iowa
    Web site: cycleiowa.org
  • Cycling Tour List
    Stop by their booth to pick up discount coupons offered by bike tour operators from around the world. The Cycling Tour List is the world’s largest and most comprehensive Bicycle Tour Directory on the Internet with access to tours in over 120 countries and all 50 states.
    Web site: cyclingtourlist.com
  • Darla’s Hip Klips
    A mini purse/pocket that attaches to the waistband. NO need for belts or belt loops.
    Web site: hipdarla.com
  • Draft Cyclery 
    Technical, innovative, stylish and comfortable cycle clothing make to enhance the cycling experience – affordably!  We carry the entire gamut of apparel by Funkier.
    Web site: draftcyclery.com
  • Elite Cartography
    Official RAGBRAI Commemorative posters, a personalized keepsake showcasing your time on RAGBRAI
    Web site: elitecartography.com
  • Endurance Conspiracy
    Endurance Conspiracy is an athlete owned and managed company inspired by and built around the outdoors & endurance sports culture. We consider EC to be more than just a brand – we’re a laid-back lifestyle…with soul.
    Web site: www.enduranceconspiracy.com
  • Enzo’s Cycling Products, Inc.
    A skin and chamois cream designed to increase a cyclists’ ride quality in and out of the saddle
    Web site: enzoscyclingproducts.com
  • Feedback Sports
    Our mission is to create products that we are proud of and believe in with a company that our customers feel good about.
    Web site: feedbacksports.com
  • FloraVelo
    Designed to be different. Fun, flattering women’s performance cyclewear. We focus on fit, design & fabric. You have to see and feel FloraVelo jerseys to appreciate how much you’ll love wearing them!
    Web site: floravelo.com
  • Glassisum Designs
    Bicycle inspired stained glass art panels and windows using blown glass bicycle wheels.  Art made in the fresh Montana air!
    Web site: glassisumdesigns.com
  • Harpers Cycling and Fitness
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops!
    Web site: harperscycling.com
  • High Roller USA
    Oh man, remember that thunderous roar? Remember those relentless power slides? At High Roller USA, we believe your inner child needs to get out more. We believe your vivid memories of your best toy ever are valid. We believe that kind of joy still has a place in your life. The High Roller USA Adult Size big wheel trike can take you there. Adult size, race ready.
    Web site: HighRollerUSA.com
  • High Country Shipping 
    RAGBRAI works with High Country Shipping (HCS) for all bike shipping to and from our event.
    Web site: highcountryshipping.com/ragbrai
  • Iowa Bicycle Coalition
    The Iowa Bicycle Coalition builds partnerships, educates Iowans, and helps to establish safe and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks throughout Iowa.
    Web site: iowabicyclecoalition.org
  • Iowa Hospital Association
    The organization that represents Iowa hospitals and supports them in achieving their mission and goals.
    Web site:  ihaonline.org
  • Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
    Web site: inhf.org
  • Jamis Bikes
    Holding road and mountain bike demos featuring the latest Carbon Xenith SL and Cabon Xenith Endura Elite
    Web site: jamisbikes.com
  • Jet Set World Travel
    Luxury Travel – let Jet Set World Travel plan your next biking trip with our biking specialist partner, Backroads
    Web site: jetsetworldtravel.com
  • Just Ride America
    Epic annual bicycling adventure from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Statue of Liberty, for fund raising superstars
    E-mail: info@justrideamerica.org
  • KATY Bike Rental
    Complete support services for cyclists on the Katy Trail including shuttle, bike rental, SAG, sweep, guided trips and souvenirs
    Web site: KATYBikeRental.com
  • LED by Lite 
    Innovative bike lights to help cyclists see and be seen
    Web site: LEDbyLite.com
  • Letsches Bike Shop
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops!
    Web site: letsches.com
  • Madame Mary, LLC
    Templeton, Iowa’s premium small batch Bloody Mary mix
    Web site: madamemarymix.com
  • Moxie Cycling
    Moxie Cycling, where high performance meets high style, Moxie cycling is a women’s specific cycling apparel company leading the evolution to bring a woman’s unique needs to the forefront of cycling apparel. Ultra comfortable, performance oriented, and stylish women’s cycling apparel by and for women with moxie.
    Web site: moxiecycling.com
  • OA Performance Products
    Natural based chamois cream, embrocations and massage products
    Web site: unconmed.com
  • Peak 1 Sports
    Custom Cycling Jerseys and apparel for Teams and Clubs. Discounts for RAGBRAI participants.
    Web site: peak1sports.com
  • PeopleForBikes
    Collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders and elected officials, PeopleForBikes unites Americans to boost bicycling on a national level for results that can be seen locally.
    Web site: peopleforbikes.org
  • Polar Bottle
    Sales of insulated water bottles.  Look for them at the Expo in Rock Valley and again in Okoboji.
    Web site: polarbottle.com
  • Pope Photography 
    RAGBRAI XLI souvenir photos. Sign up at the RAGBRAI Expo or at various points along the route.
    Web site: stevepope.com
  • Primal Wear 
    High quality custom cycling apparel for clubs, teams and events.
    Web site: primalwear.com
  • Red Fox Wireless
    Branded Bluetooth wireless headphones, transmitters, speakers and audio accessories
    Web site: redfoxwireless.com
  • Rider Sales, L.L.C.
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops!
  • Scheels
    Bike clothing, accessories, Go Pro, camping equipment, FroggTogg, Oakley sunglasses
    Web site: scheels.com
  • Sedalia Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
    Bike Katy Trail maps, visitor guides, fliers & coupons. A 225 mile rails to trails state park.
    Web site: visitSedaliaMO.com
  • Shuttleguy, LLC
    Distinctive small group bicycle tours in beautiful Wisconsin – BREW beercation bike tour
    Web site: shuttleguy.com
  • Specialized Bicycle Components
    Demo the latest road bikes from Specialized.
    Web site: specialized.com
  • Spirit Cyclewear
    Cycling fashion for women – Our skirts, jerseys and shorts are designed for performance and maximum comfort on the bike, yet are so stylish they can be worn anywhere. Look and feel fabulous on and off the bike.
    Web site: spiritcyclewear.com
  • Sweet Spot Skirts
    A flirty, practical workout skirt that is long enough to cover, yet short enough to stay out of the way!
    Web site: sweetspotskirts.com
  • Tailwinds Across America
    Bob Kinderman is the author of a book of a bike trip across America in 1981.  No cell phones, no credit cards, no checkbook, just 2 people-2 bikes-4000 miles and $475 cash
    Email: kindermanrj@yahoo.com
  • Team Archaeology/Dare to Discover Mobile Museum
    The University of Iowa office of the State Archaeologist and Pentacrest Museums are partnering to link Iowa’s past resources and landscape to the present.
    Web site: iowaarchaeology.org
  • Team Cocktail
    Cocktail inspired t-shirts, koozies, hats and more!
    Web site: teamcocktail.com
    Bluetooth headphones, waterproof headphones and accessories
    Web site: THUMPU.com
  • Tonik ‘Real jerseys for Real Women’
    A truly flattering women’s cycling jersey that actually fits! We gave you a built in allowance for the chest, a longer back with silicon gripper, took out elastic, reflective yet soft and technical fabric, and most of all a fit that flows naturally over the body. You have all the technical features with clean athletic lines.
    Web site: tonikcycling.com
  • Transitions® Adpative Lenses
    See life in the best light with Transitions® adaptive lenses. Our everyday lenses automatically adjust from clear to dark and every shade in between.
    Web site: transitions.com
  • Trek Bicycle
    Test ride the latest and greatest Trek road bikes.  Come ready to ride with Credit Card and ID.  You must be 16 to demo.
    Web site: trekbikes.com
  • Tuning Element 
    Natural frequencies are permanently embedded in our tools. When exposed to these frequencies, the human energy field becomes stronger and more resilient.
    Web site: tuningelement.com
  • University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
    Bicycle safety program for children. Stop by to pick up great giveaways that will come in handy on the ride!
    Web site: uichildrens.org/KeepingKidsSafe
  • WD-40 Bike
    The new line of WD-40 Bike products was developed for riders who love keeping their rig in top condition…whether it’s on the move or standing still
    Web site: wd40bike.com
  • Wheel Sucker Cycling
    Home of the 4ever-t Guarantee, providing convenient, affordable access to the highest quality cycling products available.
    Web site: wheelsuckercycling.com
  • Xyience
    Xyience Xenergy energy drinks
    Web site: Xyience.com


Here is a list of Participant Guide advertisers not attending the expo:
  • Bikie Girl Bloomers
    Stylish, comfortable clothing that mofves with you, from the bike to the boardroom, and everywhere in between – for whatever blows your skirt up!
    Web site: bikiegirlbloomers.com
  • Crate Works
    Bicycle Transport boxes and Reflective Gear
    Web site: crateworks.com
  • Gran GABLE
    The granGable, powered by Scheels, is a mass participation cycling event that takes place throughout Johnson County, starting and ending at the Iowa River Landing in Coralville.  It combines all that is Hawkeye with a commitment to excellence embodied by Dan Gable.
    Web site: iowacitycoralville.org
  • National MS Society
    Don’t just ride, Bike MS. The National MS Society, Upper Midwest Chapter hosts six premier bike rides in Iowa, Minnesota and Horth & South Dakota
    Web site: mssociety.org
  • North Carolina Amateur Sports (Cycle North Carolina)
    Web site: ncsports.org
  • Ride And Seek
    Unique European, Australian and Asian Bike Tours.  Danny Shane – innovative eco-friendly cycling apparel
    Web site: rideandseek.com
  • Ride Idaho
    Bike Tour in the state of Idaho
    Web site: rideidaho.org
    Inn-based tours of Southern Indiana with camping options featuring the Indiana State Parks
    Web site: triri.org

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