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Max bag size for official luggage transport?

I see that it says 50 pounds, but I can’t see dimensions. Is a 150L bag (35″ x 12.6″x 17.3″) going to cause problems?

Exact bag:

8 Replies

Uncle Kraig, June 27, 2019 at 7:09 pm

that bag will be just fine, there really are no dimension restrictions. I have a 155L dry bag / back pack and it is no problem. Last year it weighed 37 pounds at check in. No worries on size really, just weight. Do not exceed 50 lbs. and they do weigh them.
Enjoy the ride.


Ben Quistorff, June 27, 2019 at 7:18 pm

Thank you.


bmyoungberg, June 27, 2019 at 7:45 pm

I use a hockey bag on wheels. They weigh the first day and sometimes the second. I’m usually right at 50. They are sometimes ok a pound or two over, just not several. Know what you can take out if need to remove and put on your bike. Weigh before you leave home too.


Heather, June 27, 2019 at 8:06 pm

The only time I have seen them ok with it being 51 pounds is if it rained the night before.


bmyoungberg, June 28, 2019 at 10:02 am

Glenwood in 16, the guy was ok at 51 for me. Didn’t rain the night before. They weighed again in Shenandoah the next day and I was at 50.


KenH, June 28, 2019 at 10:35 am

Slightly off topic but does anyone know the procedure for mid week riders checking in with baggage transport? Is there someone there to weigh newcomers every day? If not how do we get approved?

The story is that our SAG driver is leaving us on Friday morning. He will drive the vehicle to Keokuk and park it there for us to pick up on Saturday. We are sleeping in a church in Burlington and will be looking to the Register truck to carry our luggage Friday and Saturday. It is very likely that when someone picks up our bags to weigh them they will just laugh and say “no problem”, skipping the scale since they will be very light. But I just thought I would ask and other day riders would have the same questions.


William Mugan, June 28, 2019 at 3:32 pm


I’ve never seen them weight any bag after the first day or two.

Just be sure that your bag has a tag that matches your wrist band number so that your can retrieve your bag at the end of the day ?


Uncle Kraig, June 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Ken, like was said….they dont weigh them after day one as far as I’ve seen; never on day 5. You should be fine. Just be certain your RAGBRAI tag is on your bag. You dont really get approved, you just throw your bag on the truck yourself in the morning BEFORE 8:00 am. Careful on the ramps, I’ve seen more slips and falls than you would think.


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