RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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2013 Host Communities



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.

Council Bluffs Ragbrai logo 2013

Saturday, July 20
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Web site: Council Bluffs

Main Stage Entertainment: Better Than Ezra 
Opening Acts: Hi-Fi Hangover &  The Rumbles

RAGBRAI Expo from 12 noon – 9:00 pm

  

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Sunday, July 21
Ride from Council Bluffs to Harlan
Underwood, Neola, Minden (Meeting), Shelby, Tennant*

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Harlan, Iowa
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

  

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Monday, July 22
Ride from Harlan to Perry
Kimballton, Elk Horn (Karras Loop), Hamlin, Guthrie Center (Meeting), Springbrook State Park, Yale & Washington Township

Perry Logo 2013

Perry, Iowa
Web site: Perry

Main Stage Entertainment: Hairball 
Opening Acts: Decoy

  

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Tuesday, July 23
Ride from Perry to Des Moines
Minburn, Dallas Center (Meeting), Van Meter & Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines

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Des Moines, Iowa
Web site: Des Moines

Main Stage Entertainment: Summerland Tour featuring: EverclearLiveFilter & Sponge
Opening Acts: Dave Zollo, Chad Elliott & DJ Nice Kicks and DJ RLSTN

  
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Wednesday, July 24
Ride from Des Moines to Knoxville
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Runnells & Monroe (Meeting)

Knoxville Logo 2013

Knoxville, Iowa
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 

  
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Thursday, July 25
Ride from Knoxville to Oskaloosa
Pella (Meeting), Bussey & Beacon

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
Web site: Oskaloosa

Main Stage Entertainment: The Nadas & the Fishheads
Opening Acts: Oskaloosa Municipal Band

  
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Friday, July 26
Ride from Oskaloosa to Fairfield
Cedar, Fremont, Hedrick (Meeting), Martinsburg * & Packwood

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Fairfield, Iowa
Web site: Fairfield

Main Stage Entertainment: Spazmatics
Opening Acts: Peru Circus performers, 34th Army Band Sidewinders & Jefferson County Green Band

  
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Saturday, July 27
Ride from Fairfield to Fort Madison
Birmingham, Keosauqua (Meeting), Bentonsport, Bonaparte & West Point

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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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