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Hi, This is our first Ragbrai, and we’re coming from the SF Bay Area. We are flying into Omaha (and hopefully getting transported from there somehow to the start). But what about the end? Should we get a flight back from Chicago or Quad City or Des Moines? And what about hanging around on the last day? Do people stay and have fun in Davenport? Thanks for any insight!!

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BillSpriggs, May 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm

I’ve always flown into Omaha from Sacramento. There are several charters that provide shuttle service from Omaha to the start town and from the end town back to Omaha. Most people don’t hang out in Davenport. Check the website for Charters, I’ve always used Pork Belly Ventures. Have a great time in Iowa.


jimval, May 10, 2018 at 10:11 pm

Most people don’t hang out in the end town. They are pretty anxious to get home. That being said the Quad city airport (MLI) is a piece of cake to get through and has United, American, and Delta. Allegiant if you want to stop in Phoenix or Vegas :) . In addition to RAGBRAI there is a 7 mile race in the morning that draws 15 thousand plus runners so there will be plenty to do in town Saturday night. Google the BIX 7 road race and it will have a list of things going on.



Jennifer Gennari, May 11, 2018 at 4:10 pm



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