The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa


RAGBRAI XLVII Route: Saturday, July 27 – Burlington to Keokuk

The complete scenic route from Fairfield to Burlington on Friday travels 62.6 miles with just 1,725 feet of climb.   You will spend quite a few miles rolling down the mighty Mississippi River visiting some new RAGBRAI towns as you head to the climactic river dip in Keokuk!

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SATURDAY – JULY 27, 2019
Burlington to Middletown – 6.4 miles
Middletown to Denmark – 11.2 miles
Denmark to West Point – 11.5 miles
West Point to Franklin – 5.9 miles
Franklin to Donnellson (Meeting Town) – 4.4 miles
Donnellson to Montrose – 13.0 miles
Montrose to Keokuk – 10.2 miles 

Total Mileage: 62.6 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 1,725

The route (towns and roads) is subject to change.

Registration is now open 

Support vehicle maps will be released in early July.


mcpartla, Mar 24, 2019 at 11:09 am

Does the Missippi River Trail extend from Burlington to Keokuk?

jwsknk, Mar 25, 2019 at 8:15 am

when I did the Mississippi River Trail a lot of that section was on the 4 lane Highway 61. That will probably be the vehicle route so extra heavy traffic. It took the old highway by the river in Ft Madison and that is a busy road, pretty much their main street through town, From Montrose to Keokuk looks like we are on it

Beverly Mason, Apr 28, 2019 at 9:46 pm

From Montrose to Keokuk the route will be on River Road(I am fairly certain) which is NOT 61.

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