The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

Charter services

The following list of charter companies, clubs and individuals are independent of The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI officials. They are the only ones sanctioned by The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI. All arrangements are made between you and the charter operator and do not involve The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI officials.

NO CHARTER WILL ACCEPT ANYONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE PARTICIPANT CREDENTIALS ISSUED BY RAGBRAI. (The official identifying number is indicated on the wristband, bicycle band, and the baggage tag.)

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. You are not obligated to have any charter that takes you to the starting point carry your baggage for the week.

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 cost of services.

ILLINOIS

Chicago

From end town to start town on July 20, return to Chicago from end town on July 27, with no services during the week

 

IOWA

Davenport

Transport from end town to start town on July 20, with baggage service from town to town during the week

  • BRANCEL CHARTERS
    BOB BRANCEL
    PO Box 98
    Waunakee, WI  53597
    Daytime phone: 608-849-1962
    Cell phone: 608-215-5939 (Bob)
    Cell phone: 608-469-9220 (Debbie)
    Cell phone: 608-469-6777 (Nicole)
    E-mail: BRANCELCHARTERS@HOTMAIL.COM
    Web site: brancelcharters.com
  • PORK BELLY VENTURES
    Transport from the end town to the start town on Friday and Saturday, July 20 & 21
    PETE PHILLIPS
    TAMMY PAVICH
    412 FOREST GLEN DR
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA 51503 8465
    Pete Phone: 402-681-2613
    Tammy Phone: 712-328-0161
    E-mail: petephillips@cox.net
    E-mail: tammypav@cox.net
    Web site: pkbelly.com
  • ARGO – RIVERBEND BIKE CLUB
    JOHN BONTE/JONATHAN FAH
    Evening Phone: 563.242.4470
    Cell Phone: 563-249-3500 (John) 563-650-2595 (Jonathan)
    Email: rbbcragbrai@gmail.com
    Web site: rbbcclinton.com/ragbrai
    US mail address:
    RBBC/RAGBRAI
    PO Box 1571
    Clinton IA 52733-1571

 

Return from end town to start town on July 27

Davenport (Quad Cities)

From the Quad Cities area to start town on July 20, with baggage service during the week

  • QUAD CITIES BICYCLE CLUB
    DIXON NOVY
    704 12TH STREET
    DEWITT, IA 52742
    Daytime phone: 563-221-9093
    Evening phone: 563-221-9093
    E-mail: DXNVY@MCHSI.COM
    Web site: qcbc.org

Shuttle from the Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) to start town on July 20, return to the Quad Cities International Airport from end town on July 27

  • QUAD CITIES BICYCLE CLUB
    DIXON NOVY
    704 12TH STREET
    DEWITT, IA 52742
    Daytime phone: 563-221-9093
    Evening phone: 563-221-9093
    E-mail: DXNVY@MCHSI.COM
    Web site: qcbc.org

Council Bluffs

From Council Bluffs to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Council Bluffs from end town on July 27

Des Moines area

Depart from Des Moines or Ames to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines or Ames from end town on July 27

 

Depart from Des Moines Airport Hotel to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines Airport Hotel from end town on July 27

 

Depart from Des Moines Airport Hotel and Ankeny to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Des Moines Airport Hotel and Ankeny from end town on July 27

  • CENTRAL IOWA CHARTERS
    Official Charter for Lake Country Cyclists
    JAKE SIMONS and JUSTIN EASTMAN
    4303 40th Street
    DES MOINES, IA 50310
    Daytime or evening phone:
    Jake 515-201-9812
    Justin 563-340-0077
    E-mail: cicragbrai@gmail.com
    Web site: lakecountrycyclists.com/ragbrai/

Emmetsburg

From Emmetsburg to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Emmetsburg from end town on July 27

  • EMMETSBURG BIKE CLUB
    GREGORY HOYMAN
    3104 4TH ST
    EMMETSBURG, IA 50536 1136
    Cell phone #1: 712-298-0348
    Evening phone: 712-852-2247
    Cell phone #2: 712-298-0170
    Fax: 712-852-2534
    E-mail: HUGHESPHARM@NCN.NET

Grinnell

From Grinnell to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Grinnell from end town on July 27

  • BIKES TO YOU
    KYLE JAEGER
    921 BROAD ST
    GRINNELL, IA 50112 2047
    Daytime phone: 641-236-8600
    Evening/Cell phone: 641-990-6654
    E-mail: KYLE@BIKESTOYOU.COM
    Web site: bikestoyou.com

Iowa City

From Iowa City to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Iowa City from end town on July 27

Marshalltown

From Marshalltown to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Marshalltown from end town on July 27

Mason City

From Mason City to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Mason City from end town on July 27

Muscatine

From Muscatine to start town on July 20, with baggage service across the state, return to Muscatine from end town on July 27

Waterloo

From Waterloo to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to Waterloo from end town on July 27

 

MINNESOTA

 

Maple Grove, MN

From Maple Grove to start town on July 20, return to Maple Grove from end town on July 27

 

MISSOURI

Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO

From St. Louis to start town on July 20, baggage service across the state, return to St. Louis from end town on July 27

 

NEBRASKA

Omaha, NE (Eppley Airfield)

From Omaha to start town on July 20, return to Omaha’s Eppley Airfield from end town on July 27

  • RON OMAN CHARTERS
    801 ROCK ISLAND AVE
    CHEROKEE, IA 51012 2153
    Daytime phone: 712-261-2226
    Evening phone: 712-225-2215
    E-mail: REMLO@NCN.NET
    Web site: ronomancharters.com

 


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

 

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