The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

Downloadable routes

Just wondering if anyone has posted downloadable routes for this years ride yet? Like to plug them into my GPS.

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Cory Rood, June 10, 2019 at 7:23 pm

not needed. you can’t get lost on RAGBRAI

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David, June 10, 2019 at 8:38 pm

I will post my RideWithGps routes once the overnight towns get their maps out. Might be a few weeks until most towns have their maps.

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Alan_50501, June 10, 2019 at 9:49 pm

I will post my RideWithGps routes once the overnight towns get their maps out. Might be a few weeks until most towns have their maps.

Ok thank you

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genefruit, June 11, 2019 at 9:03 am

My RWGPS set is available here – https://ridewithgps.com/events/73824-ragbrai-2019

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mootsman, June 11, 2019 at 9:34 am

The maps/GPS-routes are nice even though you can’t get lost just to know how far until the next town. But you can’t get lost unless you are very far out front or very far behind. Some people I know leave late and ride with lights to avoid the crowd. Also you can go old-school like I like to do, print the maps and coat them in mailing tape to waterproof & sweatproof them. I actually rarely even look at them though.

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Jonathan Jones, June 11, 2019 at 9:39 am

They just finished the route inspection on Sunday. I wouldn’t rely on anything that is available now.

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Paul Hlas, June 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Agree with Jonathan. Last year, last minute changes forced detour around Ledges… just one example. Two changes were made to the route just last week. Wait until about 15 July to create any RWGPS routes…

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lm m, June 13, 2019 at 3:17 pm

GPX is not needed there will be laminated copies of each day at the Expo on Saturday.

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KenH, June 13, 2019 at 4:12 pm

People got around without GPS for several hundred thousand years so of course GPS is unnecessary. On the other hand they got around for very nearly the same amount of time without bicycles and it is entirely feasible for a healthy human being to walk across Iowa….

The GPS maps can be nice to have when you or someone near you wants to know how long it will be until we turn and get some relief from this headwind. Or to answer other questions like that. If you want to do it up right you can contact your favorite food and drink vendors to get their daily locations so that you know exactly how much farther it is to Mr. Porkchop.

Those who use GPS a lot appreciate having the files so thanks to all of you who compile them! If you don’t GPS don’t worry. I don’t road bike but it doesn’t bother me if you do.

Actually, there was a route change announced today….

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Alan_50501, July 1, 2019 at 4:47 pm

My RWGPS set is available here – https://ridewithgps.com/events/73824-ragbrai-2019

I tryed this but couldn’t get it to work…hopefully someone will post routes so we can download onto our garmin gps..

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Jonathan Jones, July 1, 2019 at 7:03 pm

Click here for Ride Spot routes

This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by  Jonathan Jones.

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David, July 1, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Note that the Ride Spot Karras loop is in disagreement with the other official route maps. Not sure which is correct.

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Alan_50501, July 2, 2019 at 3:55 pm

How would I get the routes from ride spot into my garmin GPS..I have a edge explore 820

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Brady Bisgard, July 3, 2019 at 9:28 am

RAGBRAI just added the downloadable routes to their official route pages.

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Alan_50501, July 3, 2019 at 10:14 am

How do I get them to download into my garmin edge explore 820 gps… I cant seem to get them..can anyone help?

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