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Registration still open?

I was able to register and pay for myself last night but I am getting an error when I try to pay for my teammate today. Can someone tell me if the registration is still actually open or if it allowed me to sign up perhaps by mistake? I am seeing April 1st, April 23rd, and April Ludgate all as possible registration cutoff dates. Anyone got any inside info on this one?

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hnschipper, April 29, 2021 at 7:32 am

Registration closed April 15.


hnschipper, April 29, 2021 at 7:33 am

(And that was an extended deadline. It normally closes April 1.)


hnschipper, April 29, 2021 at 7:34 am

From the registration page:

RAGBRAI weeklong rider and weeklong nonrider registration closes April 15, 2021
RAGBRAI lottery communication starts on May 1, 2021
RAGBRAI day pass rider registration closes June 1, 2021
RAGBRAI registration packets start to ship in June 2021
RAGBRAI Expo is July 24, 2021, from 12 pm to 9 pm, in Le Mars, Iowa
RAGBRAI XLVIII is July 25-July 31, 2021


9centschange, April 29, 2021 at 9:03 am

@hnschipper Thank you for the dates. I saw those on the site but was confused as to why it let me register and pay. I assumed that it was extended again. I’ve reached out to info@ragbrai to see what the status is. I see the registration is now actually closed (as in removed from the site) for weeklong riders as of late yesterday.


mootsman, April 29, 2021 at 9:20 am

If someone still needs to register daily wristbands are available through June 1st. In the past you could purchase up to 6. If you want all 7 just create a 2nd ID for the rider and register that one separately. In years past you could purchase them at the RAGBRAI expo also although I saw no mention of that this year. I usually see a few riders who ware all of the daily wristbands the whole week to avoid the hassle of remembering to change them every day.

This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by mootsman.

This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by mootsman.


KenH, April 29, 2021 at 2:04 pm

If they quietly let the registration stay open for a few days after the extended deadline passed then I suppose you got lucky! The RAGBRAI help desk could take a few days to get back to you but they will and you will know the status then. If either you or your teammate need credentials you may still be able to buy them from someone who registered, got picked in the lottery, and now cannot go. Typically that starts to happen a week or two after the lottery results are announced and there are plenty to go around. No one can tell you if this year will be typical in that regard and aren’t we all tired of hearing THAT!


9centschange, April 30, 2021 at 8:52 am

@KenH In the words of Lloyd Christmas, “So, you’re sayin’ there’s a chance?!!”
Thank you for the information. That is super helpful and reassuring. I’m happy to pay a lil extra or do a dance to secure a ticket. I’ll hurry up and wait to see what happens.


Shari Sperandio, May 2, 2021 at 6:51 am

I’m registered for this year, but not able to make it (had a couple unexpected knee surgeries). Would be happy to sell you my registration if you are looking for a weeklong pass. Let me know!


zebraman055, May 2, 2021 at 8:29 am

I am also registered this year, bbut not able to make it. Happy to sell my registration for someone seeking to ride.


9centschange, May 2, 2021 at 3:43 pm

Thanks zebra man and Shari. I will have to wait until I hear from info@ragbrai before committing. I could be registered as many as 2 times oooooorrrrr not at all. If they don’t have my registration or if I don’t get the lottery, I will definitely reach out to you and let you know. Thanks!


9centschange, May 4, 2021 at 2:22 pm

Thanks to everyone for the replies and registration offers. My teammate and I both received our email confirmations today! We are in, we are training, and we are excited! See you all in Iowa!


Dan Doering, May 13, 2021 at 6:18 pm

I have two rider registrations to sell if anyone is interested.


Tracy Castell, May 13, 2021 at 6:46 pm

If anyone needs a pass, I have one available. I can’t make it this year. Send me a message at tjcastell1@cox.net if you are interested


zebraman055, May 14, 2021 at 4:17 am

Have a pass to sell, unable to attend this year as schedule changed. If you need a band, let me know.


Sergia Natario, May 14, 2021 at 4:50 pm

Seeing a few people that are selling passes in this forum. I’m interested in a pass for my partner. If anyone wants to sell one to me.


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