Charters

Charters

The following list of charter companies, clubs and individuals are independent of the Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI officials. This list includes charters that have committed their service to RAGBRAI XLVIII.

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.

  • ARGO – Riverbend Bicycle Club

    ARGO – Riverbend Bicycle Club

    The Riverbend Bicycle Club (RBBC) is a bike club based out of Clinton, IA. We are also an official RAGBRAI Charter Service. The club is an organization of people interested in the joys of safe bicycling.  As a club, our goal is to provide an opportunity for bicyclists to enjoy fellowship with fellow cyclists, discuss issues concerning bicycling, and brag about their most recent cycling adventures.

  • BICYCLE ILLINOIS

    BICYCLE ILLINOIS

    We are an officially endorsed RAGBRAI charter service based within the city of Chicago. Our professional staff prides itself on outstanding customer service and no one knows how to support you in Chicago better than we do! We want you to know exactly what to expect by providing you as much information as possible through our website ahead of time. We want you to feel absolutely confident in our service so you can make the best decision for you and your personal travel plans. Contact us and we will be happy to address your questions!

  • BICYCLISTS OF IOWA CITY

    BICYCLISTS OF IOWA CITY

    The Bicyclists of Iowa City (BIC) was founded in 1976. Since we began as a small group of passionate individuals, the club has since grown to over 400 members from the Iowa City area. Primarily located in Johnson County, Iowa, with a 2013 estimated population of 139,000, the club has become locally and regionally known and recognized by cyclists and members of the community as a prime source for cycling advocacy.

  • BIKE WORLD

    BIKE WORLD

    Bike World has decades of RAGBRAI Charter experience...  We're in charge of the logistics, but you're in charge of the fun! Our goal is to make things more convenient for you on your cycling vacation.

  • BRANCEL CHARTERS

    BRANCEL CHARTERS

    We take great pride in serving you year after year.  Our goal is to provide outstanding service for your outdoor bicycle adventure in Iowa. We try to do this by providing services that make it easier to enjoy RAGBRAIwithout adding in services that you don’t need and will just increase your cost. Of course, value is a lot like beauty, it is in the eye of the beholder!

  • CEDAR VALLEY CYCLISTS

    CEDAR VALLEY CYCLISTS

    Cedar Valley Cyclists (CVC) is a non-profit, bicycling organization located in Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa. The mission of CVC is to promote safe, social, and inclusive bicycling activities for people of all ages and abilities.

  • CENTRAL IOWA CHARTERS

    CENTRAL IOWA CHARTERS

    Founded by Justin Eastman and Jake Simons in 2016, Central Iowa Charters has provided quality and affordable charter services to individuals and groups based in the Des Moines Metro area, as well as many out-of-state riders from around the country.  We strive to make your RAGBRAI experience easy and enjoyable.  We are the official charter for Lake Country Cyclists.

  • IOWA VALLEY BICYCLE CLUB

    IOWA VALLEY BICYCLE CLUB

    Iowa Valley Bicycle Club offers a full charter for RAGBRAI® each year. We have 110 spaces available each year, so get all your paperwork into us early to secure your charter space for the best week of the year!

  • LOST & FOUND ADVENTURES

    LOST & FOUND ADVENTURES

    This family-run charter has been helping riders enjoy RAGBRAI for 15+ years. From starting your day with fresh hot coffee, getting your gear to the next campsite, unpacking the trucks, and supplying coolers full of ice-cold beverages, they do it all.

  • NORTH IOWA TOURING CLUB

    NORTH IOWA TOURING CLUB

    North Iowa Touring Club was formed in 1977 by a group of outdoor enthusiasts and has expanded to include a variety of sports. Members of all ages welcome.

  • OUT-OF-STATERS

    OUT-OF-STATERS

    The Out-Of-Staters’ Bicycle Club is an endorsed charter service for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The club was developed 38 years ago to meet a need of people from outside the state of Iowa who wished to join the cross state ride. Each year we accommodate approximately 400-450 cyclists from across the U.S. and abroad in their fun and challenging travels across our great state.

  • PADRE’S CYCLE INN

    PADRE’S CYCLE INN

    Do you remember what it’s like to be on a real vacation? A place where someone else has all of the responsibility for your comfort? Wouldn’t it be nice if, after a long ride, you didn’t have to worry about the hassles of camping, such as searching for a good spot, finding and lugging your bags and gear, pitching your tent, or setting up canopies and chairs? Padre’s provides first-class service that does all of that for you and more. All you have to do is Cycle Inn!

  • PORK BELLY VENTURES

    PORK BELLY VENTURES

    For over twenty years, Pork Belly has devoted much of each summer to planning, strategizing, and coordinating our ever-better services for the benefit of our team members. Their hardy Porkers come from all walks of life-cardiologists and teachers, stockbrokers and firemen, grandparents and gen-Xers-and from all over the country and the world. The serve long-time friends and first-time RAGBRAIers every summer.

  • QUAD CITIES BICYCLE CLUB

    QUAD CITIES BICYCLE CLUB

    The Quad Cities Bicycle Club was organized in early 1964.  Activities included racing, touring, and social riding.  In 1971 the QCBC was incorporated in the State of Iowa. During the 1970s, QCBC activities expanded into participation in RAGBRAI (the Register’s Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa), a formal club century (the Heartland Century), as well as the Quad Cities Criterium.  The club experienced a huge increase in membership. 

  • RON OMAN CHARTERS

    RON OMAN CHARTERS

    Ron Oman Charters offers a high-quality charter service for the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. They provide transportation for you and your bike from Omaha to the beginning of the route, the option of camping with the group, baggage service throughout the ride and transportation at the end of the week back to Omaha.