Route Announcement Party - RAGBRAI

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021 

Time: 5:00 p.m.                                           

Where: Live from Big Grove Brewery Taproom in Iowa City!          

The RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party is going virtual in 2021! Grab a drink, some food, and settle in from the comfort of your home as we broadcast live from Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City.

Hosted by Kyle Munson and Kathy Murphy, Just Go Bike podcast contributors, this year’s announcement will reveal the full RAGBRAI XLVIII route, a surprise twist to the gravel loop, RAGBRAI’s full 2021 event schedule, and opening tunes from RAGBRAI darling’s The Pork Tornadoes.

Plus, special appearances from RAGBRAI co-founder John Karras and RAGBRAI ride director Dieter Drake.

Attendees receive a RAGBRAI water bottle (20oz aluminum water bottle) and chances to win sweet swag from RAGBRAI friends Primal and Tide.

Tickets are required for access to the online event. 100% of ticket sales benefit the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.



Sign-up for the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party and get access to all of the Iowa Bicycle Summit’s Saturday sessions. The morning sessions are hosted by RAGBRAI. Check out the details below.

Riding RAGBRAI like a pro!

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.       

Moderator: Andrea Parrott

Guest speakers: Coach David Ertl, Bob Brancel, Brancel Charters, and Kevin and Karen Knape, Tall Dogs Bike Club leaders

Always wanted to ride RAGBRAI but find the idea of riding your bike across Iowa daunting? We are here to help make training, prepping, packing, and riding easy with some of RAGBRAI’s resident experts. America’s greatest bicycle ride is one-third bicycling and two-thirds fun. Join us!

RAGBRAI Planning and Logistics for Communities

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Speaker: Dieter Drake

Interested in learning what it takes to plan RAGBRAI? Join Dieter Drake, RAGBRAI ride director, for an in-depth look at how RAGBRAI and overnight committees plan and execute one of the largest tourism events in the state of Iowa.

See the full schedule and register here: 


Iowa Bike Expo is one of the biggest one-day bike shows in the Midwest.  This year’s Expo is moving ONLINE in 2021 and making it part of the Iowa Bicycle Summit. You can access the vendor’s booths from Thursday, January 28, 2021 – to Saturday, January 30, 2021.

If you are looking for bicycle equipment, destinations, events, and more this is the event you want to attend. There will be trail, event, and equipment exhibitors from all over the country. There will also be educational seminars helping you get in touch with bike advocacy, find the latest consumer trends, and learn about new places to ride.