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I would like to start a RAGBRAI training meet up group near me. I know there are rules about using RAGBRAI’S name for teams. What are the rules for developing training rides in a local community and using the name?

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RDaryl Daryl, January 7, 2018 at 10:25 pm

I suggest you market your group ride using a title of “Iowa Ride Training” or something similar using the state name.

Per the RAGBRAI website under “The Ride” > “General Information”

Simply put, you cannot print RAGBRAI on your team’s shirts or jerseys. Illegal use of the these protected marks can lead to confiscation of non-permitted jerseys, t-shirts and other items.

Legal restrictions exist for the use of the RAGBRAI® name, marks and logos. Vendors are not allowed to use the name “RAGBRAI®” or any derivative thereof without written permission from The Des Moines Register. The marks and names RAGBRAI® and Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa™ are and shall be the exclusive property of The Des Moines Register and Tribune Company. Both the RAGBRAI and RIDE RIGHT® logos are registered trademarks, and therefore cannot be used without prior written permission of The Des Moines Register.

Only official RAGBRAI bicycle shops and the Friends of RAGBRAI have limited permission to use these marks on t-shirts, ads, etc. Permission for all other uses must come from RAGBRAI. We will take enforcement action against those found using any of the above marks without written permission.


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