RAGBRAI XLVIII Registration is Now Open!

RAGBRAI XLVIII Registration is now Open!

Join us at www.RAGBRAI.com/registration

RAGBRAI® XLVIII is scheduled for Sunday, July 25 – Saturday, July 31, 2021 and kicks-off in Le Mars, Iowa on Saturday, July 24th with the RAGBRAI Expo, the largest outdoor bicycle expo in the Midwest.

Registration opens with weeklong rider ($175) and weeklong nonrider ($35) options. Day passes will not be available at the open of registration as we address plans for COVID-19 measures with partners and towns. If safety measures can be met for day pass rider’s registration will open after the first of the year. If you transferred your 2020 day pass registration to 2021, your registration will not change.

Planning is underway with towns, teams, vendors, and partners. While we are optimistic about hosting RAGBRAI® in 2021, we know some things will have to change to ensure the safety and health of all participants. Several contingencies are being planned due to COVID-19 and are outlined at RAGBRAI.com/about/FAQS

The 2021 route will have changes. Maquoketa had to withdraw as the Friday night overnight town. The new town will be announcement in the new year ahead of the full route announced on January 30, 2021.

Important dates:

  • RAGBRAI full route released Saturday, January 30, 2021
  • RAGBRAI weeklong rider registration deadline April 1, 2021
  • RAGBRAI lottery results communication begins May 1, 2021
  • RAGBRAI Expo is July 24, 2021, in Le Mars, Iowa
  • RAGBRAI XLVIII is July 25-31, 2021

A few FAQs – for more, visit RAGBRAI.com/about/FAQs

I transferred my 2020 registration to 2021. Do I need to do anything to ensure it is in the new registration system? You will not have to do anything. We will pre-load your registration into the new system. The week of Nov. 30 you will receive a detailed email from RAGBRAI with information on how to access your 2021 registration, account details, and basic instructions for the new system.

Will the ride be safe? Yes. We are planning for every possible scenario of COVID-19 and will release details around our contingencies when registration opens on Dec. 7 and we will continue to update you and the FAQs as plans are confirmed.

What if you have to cancel 2021 due to COVID-19? We can’t wait for next year’s ride but we are still planning for contingencies related to COVID-19 and have your best interests in mind. While we are optimistic that we’ll be able to host a safe in-person ride, if the event is canceled you’ll be notified and be able to choose between a full refund, a deferral to the 2022 event, or an entry into RAGBRAI Virtually the Best Bicycle Ride. If you choose the virtual ride, you’ll get your swag shipped directly to your door.


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