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RAGBRAI set to ride this July!

  • 9 March, 2021
  • Anne Lawrie

RAGBRAI®, with support from the 2021 communities, will host the 48th annual bicycle ride across Iowa from July 25 – 31, 2021

Des Moines, Iowa March 9, 2021 –  RAGBRAI®, with support from the 2021 communities, will host the 48th annual bicycle ride across Iowa from July 25 – 31, 2021.

“Our towns and host communities have been instrumental in getting us to today,” said Dieter Drake, RAGBRAI ride director. “We have five months of planning still and together we’ll finally have the 48th RAGBRAI. We couldn’t be more excited to work with them to bring this great Iowa tradition back in July.”

RAGBRAI along with the host communities are committed to hosting a safe and healthy ride in 2021. RAGBRAI will release a comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation strategy, already in development, that all communities, volunteers, vendors, and partners will adopt for this year’s ride.

“Waterloo is excited to host riders in 2021,” said Tavis Hall, Experience Waterloo executive director. “As our economy and community recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, we are excited to work with RAGBRAI, local health officials, local law enforcement & residents to plan and execute a safe and enjoyable event at every level.”

The 2021 route starts in Le Mars with overnight stops in Sac City, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Anamosa, DeWitt before ending in Clinton. Sac City and DeWitt will host riders overnight for the first time in RAGBRAI’s history. The route is 426 miles long with 11,481 feet of climb making it the sixteenth flattest in the ride’s history.

Registration for RAGBRAI XLVIII is open at RAGBRAI.com/registration until April 1, 2021, for weeklong rider and non-rider registration. Day pass registration is open until June 1, 2021. Refund requests must be submitted to info@ragbrai.com by April 1, 2021, to be honored. No refunds will be given after that date.


Registration: RAGBRAI.com/registration

Route: RAGBRAI.com/2021-route-maps/

FAQ: RAGBRAI.com/about/faqs/

Training Blog: RAGBRAI.com/category/ragbrai-training-blog


  1. mootsman

    Thanks every one working on RAGBRAI for what must have been many times the normal effort for getting to yes on RAGBRAI 2021

  2. Amanda

    Yippee!! This is going to be epic!! So happy!! Yes, this news deserves double explanation marks!!

  3. dxnvy

    Ride On, Ride On, Ride On!

  4. John Brandi

    A huge shout out to the entire team working on and finalizing all the details to put this event on this year. Hope I make the lottery as this will be my first time doing this ride. Looking forward to this ride and the towns and all the riders. Ragbrai on everybody.

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