RAGBRAI XLVII Route: Sunday, July 21 – Council Bluffs to Atlantic

Here is the complete route from Council Bluffs to Atlantic.  The route encompasses 59.9 miles and 2,825 feet of climb.  You can add 20.9 miles (80.8 total miles/4,032 feet of climb total if you ride the Gravel Loop) by riding the 5th annual optional Gravel Loop to McClelland.  The Gravel Loop is ridden in honor of the late Steve Hed.  The Mile of Silence will take place after Underwood in honor of those cyclists that we have lost.

Click to download pdf of Sunday’s Map

SUNDAY – JULY 21, 2019
Council Bluffs to Historic 100 Block of Council Bluffs – 4.0 miles
Historic 100 Block of Council Bluffs to Underwood – 15.9 miles
Gravel Loop to McClelland – 20.9 miles (optional)
Underwood to Neola – 5.5 miles
Neola to Minden – 4.5 miles
Minden to Avoca (Meeting Town) – 11.0 miles
Avoca to Walnut – 5.8 miles
Walnut to Marne – 7.6 miles
Marne to Atlantic – 5.6 miles 

Total Mileage: 59.9 miles (80.8 with the Gravel Loop)

Total Feet of Climb: 2,825 (4,032 with the Gravel Loop)

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

The full route, along with roads and pass-through towns will be released starting this weekend.   Each daily release should be out by 8:00 am CST.  Enjoy the ride!

Here is the remaining release schedule:

Monday, March 18
Monday, July 22 – Day 2 Route Released

Tuesday, March 19
Tuesday, July 23 – Day 3 Route Released

Wednesday, March 20
Wednesday, July 24 – Day 4 Route Released

Thursday, March 21
Thursday, July 25 – Day 5 Route Released

Friday, March 22
Friday, July 26 – Day 6 Route Released

Saturday, March 23
Saturday, July 27 – Day 7 Route Released

Registration is now open https://ragbrai.com/registration/ 

Support vehicle maps will be released in early July.



clifford gorman, Mar 18, 2019 at 6:49 am

The daily releases of Daily Routes is a way big time fun way to prime the pump of anticipation and excitement for the Ride!

Michael Milster, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:14 am

This may seem a strange question but can I ride the gravel path to Underwood the other way; not doing a loop?

Charles Leach, Mar 18, 2019 at 4:29 pm

The Gravel Loop? Is this a paved route or is it a true gravel path. If it is a path, many road bikes may not be able to negotiate it, right?

merabe, Mar 18, 2019 at 4:39 pm

Charles, it’s true gravel but you’d be amazed how many people seem to do it with road bikes.

Diana Papili, Mar 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm

I think a mile of silence is a wonderful idea. Thank you for doing this.

Sandaltan ., Mar 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm

Minden!! A few years ago we had an absolute “Killer” BLT sandwich at the Minden bowling alley, I don’t see BLT on their current menu but I bet they still have great sandwiches.


Betty Wehrenberg, Mar 28, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Anyone know where in council bluffs the main campground and the expo are.

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