RAGBRAI XLIX registration is now open!

anyone else keep track of the rides they have done?

null My 35 years worth of routes on 1 map. And finally the last county this year! Allamakee!. Red are overnight or start/finish towns. Blue dots pass through. Now what? sleep in every county? fill in some of the other big holes (west central Onawa to Harlan? Missouri Valley to Denison?)

9 Replies

W Fanning, March 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm

Very impressive…this is my first.. wish I could of done it years ago.. been on my radar for 30 years.. this is my year..


@Trykeman, March 16, 2017 at 6:24 am

I’ve only done 4 rides but they are charted on a map just like yours.


T. Gap Woo, March 16, 2017 at 8:03 am

I use an Iowa DoT map for each Ragbrai. I highlight the route, indicating the overnight and pass-through towns. I affix patches, wrist/bike bands, license plate, elevation charts, handouts/brochures from each town, photos of tire dips and anything else that relates to the ride. Most of the map is covered, but the route is plainly visible. I put the whole shebang in a 2′ x 3′ picture frame and hang it on the wall in my exercise room. During these cold winter months, I can relive the memories of those fun times while riding my CycleOps trainer. Maybe one of these days I’ll take a spare Iowa map and color in the counties where I’ve ridden; it ought to be really colorful!

Winter won’t last forever, despite the nasty blizzard we just had. Can we save some of the snow and cold for this summer?

See you along the I-O-Way in July.


Sandaltan ., March 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

I wonder if any of those low use roads have been reverted to gravel. We have ran into this once, a previously hard surfaced road and marked as such on the map but lately returned to gravel. Very large gravel in that one instance. It caused a great deal of grumbling by the team and some unkind words directed at the route-picker-outer and even his mother.



jake d, March 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Nice map Skunky. I have a similar version hanging on the wall of my ‘Man Cave’. Yours has a cleaner look, and mine…, we’ll say is more colorful.
I only have 27 routes on mine, but like you, I’m jacked about crossing off
#99 Allamakee County from my RAGBRAI list this year.


RDaryl Daryl, March 16, 2017 at 10:25 pm

Impressive. I did something similar about a month ago. Would have to build the map from XLV back to determine the fewest consecutive riding years to hit all 99 counties.


mclousing, March 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

Definitely not as cool as the old school map, but if you use strava you can use view your all time heat map, shows everywhere I went biking and looks really cool for quickly identifying the ragbrai routes that I have been on.


knees36, March 19, 2017 at 10:56 pm

This will be my 34th year on the ride (but Ihave not completed some of the rides) and I started doing a map like that for the first few years. Wish I would have kept it current like you did it. Congrats on your many RAG’s and your cool project.


jwsknk, March 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

looks like 8 counties without the red dot. These need overnight stops, too bad they are spread all over. this is going to take more than next years ride. Hancock, Chickasaw, Pocahontas, Butler, Grundy, Guthrie, Ringgold, Wayne


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