RAGBRAI LI July 20 -27, 2024

Want to join a team

First time rider, looking to join a team. I’m from Colorado, not that I’m a big mountain cyclist… actually from Michigan, so more of a flat lander than mountain climbing cyclist.
Looking for some fellow cyclists to ride with on this years RAGBRAI.
Done a number of MS-150’s but never anything as long as RAGBRAI.

10 Replies

Patty Kathmann, December 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Where in Colorado are you? I am looking to ride RAGBRAI 2014 as a first timer also. I did live in Iowa for a number of years but never made the ride. I am a relatively new rider but I did ride the Highland Ranch Wacky Ride of 45 miles in September….and made it. I am looking for some fellow Coloradoans to make the trek.


Cliff Ankersen, December 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I currently reside in Commerce City, CO … used to live in Parker, CO.
Have ridden MS-150’s in Michigan (Flint & Grand Rapids), North Carolina Charlotte to Myrtle Beach, Colorado
Cycled Elephant Rock, Boulder Challenge, Lookout Mtn. Deer Creek Canyon, Cherry Creek Trail, C-470 – Platte River Trail
Michigan – Kensington Metro Park, Hines Drive, Grand Haven to Holland, Grand Haven to Grand Rapids, around Torch Lake, around Lake Orion area, around Muskegon area.


Ragbrai Nation, December 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Sounds like the only thing LEFT in your bucket list is RAGBRAI, Cliff. Welcome home!


mootsman, December 23, 2013 at 6:59 am

Joining a team is a great way to ride RAGBRAI. Start looking at this forum next Spring. Lots of teams start posting looking for riders to fill slots around then. Rather then look for a team from your area, look for ones based in Iowa. As far as logistics go it is the simplest. They stage from 1 area, have places to park and store travel cases usually. A Des Moines area team would be best if you intend to fly to Iowa. It has the biggest airport and most direct flights. Otherwise one on the east or west side of the state might work best for someone driving to Iowa.

Also charters work but usually cost more. (get MitchRider started on how great http://www.pkbelly.com is)


Cliff Ankersen, December 23, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Thanks for the great info.
I’ll be driving from Colorado and the advice on finding a team from Iowa sounds like good advice. Hope I can be found or find them as we get closer to the event.
How hard is it to get a number for this event? Am I at risk of not being able to go on the ride?


mootsman, December 24, 2013 at 7:31 am

There is a very low risk of not making it through the lottery. Even if you didn’t get a number initially this forum has lots of people selling their wrist bands in Spring and RAGBRAI has an official transfer process that works well. In fewer words, there is a zero change of not getting a wrist band. Plus some teams allow you to ride as a”pirate”, unregistered.


rab520, January 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm



Anni Hallock, May 6, 2021 at 12:48 am

Hello, I am 59 yrs old coming from Clemson, SC area looking for a team to join along the way to or meet in IOWA. I rode RAGBRAI 2019 and loved it! Iowa is my home state~ Go Hawkeyes!


eugeneamoll, May 8, 2021 at 11:34 am

Hi, Anni,
We, the Wartburg Knight Riders, are a small team that has room for one more. We provide transportation from Waverly, Iowa, to the start at Le Mars, haul luggage every day, and get you back to Waverly at the end. We have a host home in each town, some camp out, some put pads and sleeping bags inside. If interested, contact me at themissourimolls@gmail.com.
Gene Moll


Rotorhd79, February 1, 2022 at 8:24 am

Hello – First time rider looking to join a Navy – affiliated team. Would appreciate any POC info if available.


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