The route will be announced on January 25, 2104. This page will be updated after the route is announced.
This information below is for 2013 (or last year’s RAGBRAI).
Here’s a day-to-day breakdown of the RAGBRAI XLI Overnight Host Communities.
Saturday, July 20
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Web site: Council Bluffs
RAGBRAI Expo from 12 noon – 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 21
Ride from Council Bluffs to Harlan
Underwood, Neola, Minden (Meeting), Shelby, Tennant*
Web site: Harlan
Main Stage Entertainment: The Mighty Nish Band
Opening Acts: Bob Fields SwingTime, Traveling Light, The Great Imposters
High School Auditorium concert (7:00-9:00) State Championship jazz band & Jessica Errett/Tara Vaughn trio
Monday, July 22
Ride from Harlan to Perry
Kimballton, Elk Horn (Karras Loop), Hamlin, Guthrie Center (Meeting), Springbrook State Park, Yale & Washington Township
Web site: Perry
Main Stage Entertainment: Hairball
Opening Acts: Decoy
Tuesday, July 23
Ride from Perry to Des Moines
Minburn, Dallas Center (Meeting), Van Meter & Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa
Web site: Des Moines
Wednesday, July 24
Ride from Des Moines to Knoxville
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Runnells & Monroe (Meeting)
Web site: Knoxville
Main Stage Entertainment: Kevin Gordon, Diplomats of Solid Sound & Brother Trucker
Opening Acts: Joe & Vicki Price, Matt Woods, The River Monks, Chad Elliott, Thankful Dirt, The High Crest, Dustin Busch Trio, Typical Males, Rumble Seat Riot & Retro Jukebox
Thursday, July 25
Ride from Knoxville to Oskaloosa
Pella (Meeting), Bussey & Beacon
Web site: Oskaloosa
Friday, July 26
Ride from Oskaloosa to Fairfield
Cedar, Fremont, Hedrick (Meeting), Martinsburg * & Packwood
Web site: Fairfield
Saturday, July 27
Ride from Fairfield to Fort Madison
Birmingham, Keosauqua (Meeting), Bentonsport, Bonaparte & West Point
Fort Madison, Iowa
Web site: Fort Madison
Main Stage Entertainment: Cherry Gun Band
Opening Acts: Others TBD
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* Denotes towns with limited services
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