RAGBRAI LI Registration is Now Open!

I am confused

I registered for RAGBRAI 2020 (my first) and since it was cancelled, my registration was automatically transferred to this year…yes? Somewhere in my purging of the multitude of inane emails, I must have deleted the EnMotive registration. I am under the assumption that I need this confirmation to apply for one of the charter services. Please stop me when I am wrong.

My question is, how do I get a replacement confirmation or do I just wait till after the lottery and RAGBRAI sends out all of the necessary paperwork and related accoutrements for participation? Also, what will I receive?

Thanks for any help, Im floundering here.

10 Replies

Waynetillotson, April 27, 2021 at 8:10 am

Chris what you will need for the charter is the 6 number wrist band and bike band number.
You will receive that after the lottery this Saturday night then you know your in


chris schweder, April 27, 2021 at 8:28 am

Excellent! However, I was under the impression that all riders from last year were automatically in.



Waynetillotson, April 27, 2021 at 9:11 am

You are correct on the in part. That is you are in the lottery like every year.


LawnchairMan, April 27, 2021 at 10:48 am

Hi Chris,
You don’t have to wait for your wrist band number to register with a charter. If you don’t get selected in the lottery then you get your funds back from the charter. Verify this with the charter. I don’t see this on the Brancel website, but I know they do. I’m sure they would answer your email.


chris schweder, April 27, 2021 at 11:27 am

Hi LawnchairMan,

Serendipity! While I was at lunch, I received an email from the event coordinator confirming my registration and providing the same details that Waynetillotson wrote about earlier. Now I sit and wait.

Thanks all for helping. Hopefully, see y’all in Iowa!


Larry Klaaren, April 27, 2021 at 5:36 pm

From the FAQ section in registration:

9. Am I immune from the lottery if I transferred from the 2020 ride to 2021?
Yes, you are immune from the lottery however your wristband/bike band and rider credentials will not be confirmed until May 2021 and your rider packet will not arrive until June/July 2021.


KenH, April 28, 2021 at 7:37 am

None of us can tell you if your registration carried over or not. If you opened up Enmotive at some point and saw your registration listed as complete then you did carry over. As Larry says those of us who let our registrations carry over from last year have already won the lottery, that was one of the perks of letting RAGBRAI keep your money for a year. This is not as well known but if you are a team member and a carry over registrant then your entire team is also already lottery winners.

I would encourage you to recover your Enmotive credentials because sooner or later you are going to want to go back in there. I’d ask Enmotive for help with that first, then RAGBRAI if need be but the RAGBRAI team is a little busy right now.

Curiously, I received notice from RAGBRAI yesterday that my merchandise was on the way. I have not ordered anything from them that has not already and long ago, arrived. There was talk here about virtual route announcement party participants receiving some kind of metal drinking cup as swag so I suppose it could be that but even though others remember that as being promised to us, I do not. Could it be my RAGBRAI credentials already? That would be unusual but what is not unusual this year?! I guess I will find out in a day or two….


klkoopman, April 28, 2021 at 9:35 am

I receieved the same e-mail notification that ” merchandise is on it’s way”. My guess would be it’s the participation packet, maybe with the metal mug tossed in to be more efficient with postage.

Seems early for such a thing, but the wrist and bike bands have just been just sitting around for a year!


Andrea Parrott, April 29, 2021 at 8:52 am

Email me andrea (at) RAGBRAI (dot) com and I can look up your registration!


KenH, April 29, 2021 at 10:15 pm

And the answer is:

A metal water bottle! Not as exciting as a wristband but nice.


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