If you’re flying to RAGBRAI, or don’t want the hassle of lugging your bike and baggage to the starting point, we encourage you to ship your bike and luggage directly to RAGBRAI. The following companies are independent of The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI officials. They have been sanctioned by The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI to provide bike and luggage shipping to the start town and back from the end town. All arrangements are made between you and the shipping company and do not involve The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI Officials.
ONLY REGISTERED RIDERS WITH PARTICIPANT CREDENTIALS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SERVICE.
Need to get your bike to RAGBRAI? BikeFlights.com and SENDMYBIKE.com have teamed up to provide bike and luggage shipping for RAGBRAI participants. You will receive the best possible price along with the best in customer service by shipping your bike to and from RAGBRAI through these two companies.
BikeFlights.com is the leading bicycle shipping service for cyclists. They make it convenient, reliable and affordable to get your bike to wherever you want it to go and offer the best rates, excellent service and premium protection with every shipment. They are cyclists serving cyclists. Check their website for tips on packing your bike and other services they provide.
New for 2019…Riders looking to ship their bike and gear to RAGBRAI, AND would like help with receiving, bike assembly before RAGBRAI, box/case/luggage storage and transport from start to finish during RAGBRAI, and packaging and shipping their bike after RAGBRAI should contact SENDMYBIKE.com who will book shipping with BikeFlights.com on their behalf as well as coordinate all other services.
RAGBRAI riders who are handling ALL of their own bike assembly, packing and/or box/case/luggage storage and transport from the start to finish may still book their RAGBRAI shipping directly through BikeFlights.com.
SENDMYBIKE.com has been serving RAGBRAI riders since 2010, offering full-service bike and luggage shipping at great prices. The owners have been on RAGBRAI as riders and charter operators for more than 30 years. They know RAGBRAI. Your bike will be in the best of care while on it’s way to RAGBRAI.
Go to SENDMYBIKE.com to get started by completing their online contact form. Bike packaging, assembly, tuning and cleaning options from SENDMYBIKE.com and shipping your bike through BikeFlights.com are all available through their website.
Options for Assembling Your Shipped Bicycle Prior to RAGBRAI:
- $55 Pre-Assembly—No waiting in line for bike assembly. Your bike is road-ready when you arrive to claim it.
- Assembly at Expo—claim your shipped bike and have Letsches Bike Shop assemble it for you at the RAGBRAI Expo in the start town.
Options for Shipping Your Bike Home After RAGBRAI:
- $55 Hand Off—your bike is boxed and shipped by professional mechanics, entering the FedEx system by Friday after RAGBRAI.
- $65 Hand Off—your bike is boxed and shipped by professional mechanics, entering the FedEx system by Tuesday after RAGBRAI.
- In the end town, Harpers Bike Shop can package your bike for shipping.
- In the end town, claim your shipping container and package the bike for shipping yourself.
Storage of Bike Case or Box
- No additional charge for bike case or bike box storage.
For more information, visit SENDMYBIKE.com, or call Pete at 402-681-2613.