RAGBRAI LI Route Announced on Jan. 27!

First Day of Riding is ?

Saturday is the Expo . So Sunday is the first day of riding from Sioux City to Storm Lake 77 miles correct ? Newbe here — Thanks

11 Replies

Matt Swartz, January 30, 2023 at 5:00 am

That is correct


HelenP, January 30, 2023 at 5:28 am

And there will be lots of hills!


LawnchairMan, January 30, 2023 at 10:11 am

Yes, Sunday is the first day. On my first Ragbrai I thought there would be a mass start, but there wasn’t. The official “roads open” time is 6 am to 6 pm, but many riders will start earlier. There is usually a long line of flashing red taillights to follow. Welcome to your first Ragbrai.


awdgg phan, January 31, 2023 at 10:48 am

Just sign up for the first time. (Me and my teenage son) so excited.
do we know where the official starting point in Sioux city? (IA, SD or NE side?)


garywilk, January 31, 2023 at 11:34 am

I think this year may be the year with a good dip sites at the start and end. In years past, the start has been a bit of a hit or miss. The start will be where you can dip the back wheel into the Missouri river. With this being your first year. Do the dip and take a picture of your son.


AMaliar, January 31, 2023 at 11:40 am

This will be my third RAGBRAI and I haven’t been able to dip the back wheel due to the locations and time of arrival in previous years. Hope it changes this year.


LawnchairMan, January 31, 2023 at 11:45 am

Welcome to your first Ragbrai. There may not be one official starting point, as one park may not have room for all to camp. The last time I started from Sioux City I camped in Larson Park. At the west end of Larson Park Road is a boat ramp that is perfect for dipping back wheels. That is also the area where Larson Park Road bends to the north and becomes Hamilton Blvd. That is about as official starting point as I can think of. We took Hamilton and Outer Drive to get out of town. You might get onto Hamilton from a different park. Have fun!


awdgg phan, January 31, 2023 at 3:59 pm

do you think Riverside Park (a little North of Larsen park) will be part of the camp site too?
Just booked a hotel in N Sioux city SD that is 4 miles away.


LawnchairMan, January 31, 2023 at 5:21 pm

Overnight towns will be posting routes through their towns for autos and bikes. I expect to see them by early Summer. Town maps show where the Expo is and where the main campground is. If you are using the Ragbrai Semi’s to transport your gear it could be awkward to get you gear to the trucks if you are not using the main campground. Your hotel may have shuttle service. I would check.


Rob Fuller, January 31, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Back in 2015, Sioux City had this RAGBRAI map:


awdgg phan, February 2, 2023 at 11:04 am

Now, my youngest son wants to join us.!!! Just sign him up! Yeah!


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