RAGBRAI XLIX registration is now open!

Transportation

Getting to and from RAGBRAI doesn’t have to be hard!

There are several official charters that work independently of RAGBRAI to provide support to our riders throughout the week. The list of charters, clubs, and teams is committed to providing their service on RAGBRAI XLVIII. These are the only ones sanctioned by RAGBRAI. All arrangements are made between you and the charter operator and do not involve RAGBRAI or its parent company.

You must be a registered rider and provide your wristband numbers to the company in order to make your reservation. No charter can provide you with, or guarantee such credentials or wristbands along with their service.

As part of your paid RAGBRAI registration, you are entitled to place your bag for transport on RAGBRAI’s baggage truck during the week of the ride. We limit it to two bags per rider and a limit of 50lbs per bag.

Some charters provide round-trip service from their location to the starting town and back from the ending town. Other charters are just one way to the starting town. All arrangements should be made before July 1. Please contact charters directly for information on the cost of services.

ILLINOIS

Chicago

From Chicago to Le Mars on July 24, return to Chicago from Clinton on July 31, with no services during the week.

BICYCLE ILLINOIS

  • ROBERT S LAYTON, DIRECTOR
  • Phone: 877-868-7455
  • E-mail: bicycleillinois@bicycleillinois.com
  • WEBSITE

IOWA

Clinton

Transport from Clinton to Le Mars on July 24 with baggage service from town to town during the week.

BRANCEL CHARTERS

  • BOB and DEBBIE BRANCEL
  • Phone: 608-849-1962, 608-215-5939 (Bob Cell), 608-469-9220 (Debbie Cell)
  • E-mail: BRANCELCHARTERS@HOTMAIL.COM
  • WEBSITE

OUT OF STATERS

  • TIMOTHY HAEFFNER
  • Daytime phone: 319-392-8401
  • Evening phone: 319-392-8401
  • Cell phone: 319-572-6870
  • E-mail: thaeffner@danvilletelco.net
  • WEBSITE

PADRE’S CYCLE INN

  • JAMES KESSLER/DAVID TAKUSHI
  • Phone: 314-644-4440
  • Email: padre@padrescycleinn.com
  • WEBSITE

PORK BELLY VENTURES

Transport from the end town to the start town on Friday and Saturday, July 23 & 24

  • PETE PHILLIPS & TAMMY PAVICH
  • Pete Phone: 402-681-2613, Tammy Phone: 712-328-0161
  • E-mail: pete@p@pkbelly.com OR tammy@pkbelly.com
  • WEBSITE

ARGO – RIVERBEND BIKE CLUB

  • JONATHAN FAH
  • Cell Phone: 563-650-2595 (Jonathan)
  • Email: rbbcragbrai@gmail.com
  • WEBSITE
Return from Clinton to Le Mars on July 31

OUT OF STATERS

  • TIMOTHY HAEFFNER
  • Daytime phone: 319-392-8401
  • Evening phone: 319-392-8401
  • Cell phone: 319-572-6870
  • E-mail: thaeffner@danvilletelco.net
  • WEBSITE
Bettendorf (Quad Cities)

From the Quad Cities area to Le Mars on July 24. Also providing a shuttle from the Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) to Le Mars on July 24, return to the Quad Cities International Airport on July 31

QUAD CITIES BICYCLE CLUB

  • DIXON NOVY
  • Daytime phone: 563-221-9093
  • Evening phone: 563-221-9093
  • E-mail: DXNVY@MCHSI.COM
  • WEBSITE
Le Mars

To Le Mars on July 24, baggage service across the state, return to Le Mars from Clinton on July 31

LOST & FOUND ADVENTURES – (formerly Pottawattamie Pedalers)

  • CHERYL BUTLER
  • Daytime phone: 402-689-0869
  • E-mail: LostAndFoundAdventures@yahoo.com
  • WEBSITE
Des Moines Area

Depart from Des Moines or Ames to Le Mars on July 24, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines or Ames from Clinton on July 31

BIKE WORLD

  • LEANNE LAUBER
  • Daytime phone: 515-232-3669
  • E-mail: leanne@bikeworldiowa.com
  • WEBSITE

Depart from Des Moines Airport Hotel to Le Mars on July 24, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines Airport Hotel from Clinton on July 31

PORK BELLY VENTURES

  • PETE PHILLIPS & TAMMY PAVICH
  • Pete Phone: 402-681-2613, Tammy Phone: 712-328-0161
  • E-mail: pete@p@pkbelly.com OR tammy@pkbelly.com
  • WEBSITE

Depart from Des Moines and Ankeny to Le Mars on July 24, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines and Ankeny from Clinton on July 31

CENTRAL IA CHARTERS – Official Charter for  Lake Country Cyclists

  • JAKE SIMONS AND JUSTIN EASTMAN
  • Daytime or evening phone: 515-201-9812 (Jake) 563-340-0077 (Justin)
  • E-mail: CICragbrai@gmail.com
  • WEBSITE
Emmetsburg

From Emmetsburg to Le Mars on July 24, baggage service across the state, return to Emmetsburg from Clinton on July 31

EMMETSBURG BIKE CLUB

  • GREGORY HOYMAN
  • Cell phone: 712-298-0348 OR 712-298-0170
  • Evening phone: 712-852-2247
  • E-mail: HUGHESPHARM@NCN.NET
Iowa City

From Iowa City to Le Mars on July 24, baggage service across the state, return to Iowa City from Clinton on July 31

BICYCLISTS OF IOWA CITY

  • LYNN ROSE
  • E-mail: LMisKing@gmail.com
  • WEBSITE

 


We furnish this list to you as a service only. RAGBRAI assumes no responsibility for you, your baggage or your bicycle if you sign with one of these charters.

 

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