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FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions about registration, the route, and the ride. If you don’t find the detail you are looking for you can check out our General Information: Questions and Guides page at RAGBRAI.com/about/general-information or email info@ragbrai.com.

RAGBRAI is no longer hosting the lottery.

Effective November 15, 2021, RAGBRAI will no longer host the weeklong rider lottery. RAGBRAI works with our state agencies to ensure a safe and successful ride. Registration is first-come, first-serve. If you register and pay, you will automatically be guaranteed a wristband number and entry into the 2024 ride. Wristband numbers will be issued on June 1st, 2024. Riders will receive an email with their wristband number and will have access to view it in their EnMotive account.  

Moving to guaranteed registration allows riders to start planning for RAGBRAI from the moment they pay for their registration. No more worrying about getting in. Your wristband and entry are guaranteed.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Do I need an EnMotive account to register for RAGBRAI?

Yes, your EnMotive account is attached to your RAGBRAI registration.  If you have issues with either account, please reach out to info@ragbrai.com  

Do you accept merchandise returns?

Yes. We do accept merchandise returns! Our refund/exchange policy allows up to 30 days after purchase to email us for a return form. Please email us at Info@RAGBRAI.com

REGISTRATION

What are the registration types and costs?

We offer three registration types. Weeklong rider, weeklong non-rider and day pass rider options for RAGBRAI. Pricing calendar is listed below by registration type. 

Registration Types:

Weeklong Rider Registration 

Gives you access to the route all seven days. From river to river you will experience the full RAGBRAI.

Registration Price Schedule:

  • Early Registration: $225 (November 15th, 2023- February 29th, 2024)
  • Standard Registration: $250 (March 1st, 2024- April 14th, 2024)
  • Late Registration: $275 (April 15th, 2024- Registration close on May 15th, 2024)
  • No weeklong rider passes will be sold on the ride

Weeklong Non-Rider Registration 

We ask that anyone who is traveling with riders and offering support whether that is vehicle support, tent support or moral support register as a non-rider.  

Registration Price Schedule:

  • Standard Registration: $50 (November 15th, 2023- April 14th, 2024)
  • Late Registration: $60 (April 15th, 2024- Registration close on May 15th, 2024)
  • Event Registration: $60 (July 20th – July 27th, 2024)

Day Pass Rider Registration 

Riders who want to ride any combination of days are able to purchase day passes to meet their needs.  

Registration Price Schedule:

  • Early Registration: $45 (November 15th, 2023- February 29th, 2024)
  • Standard Registration: $50 (March 1st, 2024- April 14th, 2024)
  • Late Registration: $60 (April 15th, 2024- Registration close on May 15th, 2024)
  • Event Registration: $60 (July 20th – July 27th, 2024)
What is included with my registration?

The following is included for all registration types (weeklong rider, weeklong non-rider, day rider): 

  • Four ambulances and paramedic teams on the route each day. 
  • Traffic controlled by Iowa State Patrol officers at select high traffic intersections throughout the day. 
  • Baggage transported from the overnight-to-overnight communities and unloaded for participants at the end of each day. 
  • Free SAG service, which patrols the route to pick up riders who breakdown either physically or mechanically. 
  • Ten bicycle repair shops dispersed throughout the route, and additional repair services available in the campgrounds during the day and in the evenings. Participants will pay for their own repairs; however, the shops will offer discounts for registered participants on all repairs, accessories, and RAGBRAI apparel. 
  • Access to live Entertainment/Bands each night
  • Provision for camping locations in each host community, in addition to food vending areas, shuttle services, shower services, and entertainment. 
  • Portable toilets with hand-washing stations distributed among the official campgrounds. 
  • Route maps handed out at the community Information Centers and the RAGBRAI Merchandise and Information Trailers. 
  • Colorful and distinct, route signs that mark the bike route and the separate support vehicle route. 
  • A free embroidered patch for weeklong riders. 
  • Bicycle shipping stations at the end of the ride. 
  • Opportunity to join one of RAGBRAI’s Charters. 
  • Opportunity to utilize long-term parking in the starting or ending town.  Long-term parking service will be denied for individuals not registered for RAGBRAI. 
  • Exclusive access and discounts at food vendors, bicycle repair shops, merchandise booths, and shower facilities for all registered participants displaying their wristbands. 
  • The annual Expo on the Saturday before the ride starts. The Expo features the latest in bicycle equipment, accessories, and apparel. 
  • A free Gravel Day and/or Karras Loop patch for registered participants who complete the optional routes. 
What is the deadline to register for RAGBRAI LI?
  • All registration categories close on May 15th, 2024.
Do I have to register if I am driving a vehicle?

Yes, all vehicle drivers must register as Weeklong Non-Riders and must include the driver’s name, license plate, make and model of car when purchasing the vehicle passes. There is a limit of 1 vehicle pass per person.

Can I add vehicles to my registration?

If you are bringing a support vehicle to assist riders you must register those vehicles and pay for vehicle passes to ensure you have access to RAGBRAI parking lots, campgrounds, and RV campsites. Support drivers you will have access to vehicle maps, campgrounds, route into the meeting town each day, and overnight towns.

Vehicle Passes will be available for purchase mid-March 2024

Vehicle passes may be available for purchase at the RAGBRAI Expo Saturday, July 20th, 2024 depending on availability. 

If you have trouble adding vehicles or are a team captain that needs to purchase more than one to your registration please email info@ragbrai.com 

Why are vehicle passes unavailable until Mid-March?

We are holding to release so we have a chance to meet with our overnight towns and scout parking lots in the same way we scout campgrounds. We will take a more hands on approach so the experience for the riders on event day is seamless. This ensures we aren’t overselling vehicle passes for our smallest communities.

What happens if you sell out of vehicle passes?

If the vehicle passes sell out, we will offer refunds to riders on a case by case basis. At this time we don’t anticipate that being an issue.

Can I edit my merchandise order after I complete and/or pay for my registration?

No, as we are shipping out most items early, separate from registration materials. Once you have received your items you do have  30 days to complete an exchange. Please email us at info@ragbrai.com for all exchanges. 

Will I be able to purchase merchandise with my registration?

Yes, you can add all RAGBRAI LI Cycling Items to your registration, as well as both Basic and Premium souvenir packs. You receive a $5 discount on jerseys, tanks, shorts, and bibs if purchased with your registration.

 

You can see a full list of our official RAGBRAI merchandise HERE

 

As a Team Captain can I register multiple vehicles?

Yes, but in order to make this request email info@ragbrai.com

What if I need to cancel my registration?

If you need to cancel your registration, you can do so before May 1, 2024, less a $25 processing fee. After May 1, 2024, all sales are final, and information about transferring your registration will be posted in June. To cancel your registration please contact us at info@ragbrai.com

EnMotive protection plans are non-refundable.

 

Can I add a minor or dependent to my registration?

Yes. You can add a minor or dependent to your registration in multiple ways. 

ADDING A CHILD WHEN YOU REGISTER:

You will need to complete your registration first. On the REVIEW ORDER screen, there will be a button at the bottom of the page that says “Register a Another Person” click on that button and follow the prompts to register your child as you did your registration. You will be sent a private link via email (or yours) to sign the online waiver. 

ADDING A CHILD AFTER YOU COMPLETED YOUR REGISTRATION:

  1. Visit, ragbrai.enmotive.com/users/login
  2. Click the REGISTER NOW button.
  3. Follow the same prompts and type in infomration about your child.
  4. Proceed to payment to complete their registraiton. 
  5. Ensure you check your email or theirs to sign their online waiver. 
Can I register for someone else under my account?

Yes. You can now register another adult or minor along with your registration. On the “Review Registrant” page of registration you will be asked to “Register Another Person” or “Proceed to Checkout”, click the “Register Another Person” button and fill out the registration form for them. Please note they will receive a private link to sign their online waiver. They must sign the waiver to complete their registration. It will not be considered valid until this happens.  

Can I submit a paper application?

Paper applications can be requested through info@RAGBRAI.com . The deadline February 15, 2024.

What if I don’t have a bike? Can I rent one?

Yes! Our official bike rental partner, Unlimited Biking offers a wide variety of bikes and size for RAGBRAI. With the convenience of bike pick-up and drop-off options, you can ensure your ride goes smoothly without worrying about the logistics. Click here to visit their page!