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
We've asked RAGBRAI riders to "show us your wheels" and we got exactly what we asked for.
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Carl Grove doesn't look like a world champion. He doesn't look 86 years old, either, but it's true.
Though 58-year-old Tom Murray is from Storm Lake, his kids, who live in China and Minnesota, had never visited the state.
RAGBRAI riders boogied on the dance floor with their decorated helmets and sweat-drenched shirts, as they visited the last place Buddy Holly played before he died in a plane crash ...
Cleanup is "a community effort," said Gary Ludwig, the chairman of Forest City RAGBRAI. "That's what RAGBRAI is about. Everyone does something."
Lance Armstrong asked on Twitter Tuesday night for help finding a lost bag in Forest City. The replies included no sign of the bag, but plenty of jabs about Armstrong's ...
RAGBRAI riders show us their wheels.
Beer columnist Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell from Philly rides his first RAGBRAI.
Brian Denney and Gretchen Imhoff from Springfield, Ill., were married July 23 in Clear Lake in the middle of RAGBRAI.
Team CUBS based in Chicago plays Kybo roulette for the first time in six years to raise money for Camp Courageous in Monticello.
Rider Renee Dowlin gets help in a pinch from Dennis Kain of Boulevard Sports in Des Moines.
Another beautiful day for Thursday but expect the humidity and warm temperatures to return to Central Iowa on Friday.
Chuck Shropshire of Ventura Fire Department helps riders navigate through his town.
Check out these two guys who brought some interesting guitars along for the RAGBRAI ride!
The Des Moines Register Illustrator talks about his design for this year's fantastic RAGBRAI poster!
The NPR crew and son-of-Mr.-Pork-Chop Matt Bernhard speak to the Register's Michael Morain.
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