RAGBRAI LI Route Announced on Jan. 27!

Day Five, full route. Thoughts?

Rollers, rollers, rollers.

13 Replies

T. Gap Woo, March 15, 2018 at 8:01 am

Mrs Woo, my support driver, loves this route. Since it doesn’t go through Pella, she’ll be able to drive into town and spend the day touring and shopping (yikes!). Pella and Orange City (2017) were full of great Dutch treats and the people were hospitable and friendly. Both of us enjoyed Pella in 2013 and Orange City last year. We can’t wait to return.

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


KenH, March 16, 2018 at 8:16 am

Pella is one of my all time favorite pass through towns. Perhaps next year it will be an overnight??


Leslee Hansen, March 17, 2018 at 8:19 pm

I was a first time ragbrai rider and I wanted to experience all of what Ragbrai had to offer. I did the century loop, but when I got to the town that handed them out, I was told that they stopped at 4 pm and I was there at 4:15 pm. I was so heart broken. I want to know what town are they handing out the patches for the century loop and what time are they stopping handing them our? I thought this was suppose to be an enjoyable ride and not a race, but if you want a patch it is a race against time.


Scott Kies, March 18, 2018 at 11:12 am

I am not sure what you mean by handing them out? Do you need to do something to do the century loop?



Kelly Puster, March 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Scott, I think Leslee means the patch that’s handed out mid loop!


Jared, March 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Leslie – be sure to check the daily maps as it tells you what time the Loop patches are handed out until.. last year was 4pm as there was still 40 miles to go from the Loop Town to the overnight town and the route closes at 6pm.. thanks,


Scott Kies, March 21, 2018 at 7:02 am

Thanks, my first RAGBRAI so learning all kinds of new things.


Ragbrai Nation, March 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Scott- “The Patch” they r referring to is the Century Loop Patch and it is only handed out on the day they offer the Century Loop. The loop is optional for those not wishing to ride 100 miles but it is mandatory to ride the loop to receive your century (recognition) patch, of course, proving you completed the loop. The patch is handed out by none other than Ragbrai co-founder, Mr. Alex Karras at a small town loop pass-through town. He will congratulate you on your effort and offer a photo op. Hava grrreat Ragbrai!


jelly0317, March 21, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Alex Karras, sadly, is no longer with us.


hnschipper, March 23, 2018 at 10:17 am

John Karras was the co-founder. :)


Ken Reed, March 23, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Alex Karras?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Thanks, I needed that today.


WW2BUFF, March 24, 2018 at 9:08 am

“RAGBRAI first ride ever whip Mongo. Mongo impressed, have deep feelings for RAGBRAI.”


Ken Reed, March 24, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Hahaha! Nice one, Scotty.


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