Join us for RAGBRAI Virtually the Best this spring as a tune up or as your big ride!

About the Roadshows!

Started in 2020, the RAGBRAI Roadshows were developed as a pop-up event series to showcase the bicycling trails across the state of Iowa and the local establishments that anchor them. The RAGBRAI team brings the mini-merchandise trailer, sets up shop, and goes on a bike ride along the trail stopping at local bars, breweries, and restaurants along the way.


The Schedule

This spring we are making four stops starting in Des Moines at Water Works Park and the RAGBRAI: Founder’s Statue and ending in Mineola, Iowa for the famed Thursday Taco Ride! Let’s train for the big ride together and have fun along the way.

RAGBRAI: Founder’s Statue Dedication at Water Works Park

Saturday, April 17 @ Water Works Park Des Moines (near the Lauridsen Amphitheater) from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Schedule of events

10:00 a.m. The Ride 

Ahead of the ceremony head out on a bike ride with the RAGBRAI team and Tall Dogs Bike Club to Easter Lake via the Carl Voss and Mark C. Ackelson trails.

The ride is sponsored by the Tall Dogs Bike Club.

12:00 p.m.  The Dedication Ceremony

Join us for a formal dedication of the RAGBRAI: Founder’s Statue that was installed in July 2020. We will honor RAGBRAI founder’s John Karras and Donald Kaul and the legacy they built 48 years ago.

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Festivities

Stay for the fun following the ceremony. There will be food, drinks, entertainment, and vendors set-up in Water Works Park.  

The Spacemen

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Lauridsen Amphitheater stage 

Bringing Rock ‘n Roll classics and originals to the Midwest since 2014. These RAGBRAI favorites were influenced by AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Slipknot, Metallica, and more this four-piece rock n’ roll band is comprised of 17-year olds who started playing together when they were in fifth grade.


Sauk Rail Trail & Kerps Tavern

Saturday, April 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 24 at Sauk Rail Trail in Carroll, Iowa. The RAGBRAI Roadshow ride will set up at Kerps Tavern on East 5 St. near downtown Carroll. The ride will leave from Kerps Tavern at 1 p.m. (come early for lunch!) and return to Kerps Tavern by 5:00 p.m. for food, drinks, and live music!

Schedule of events

1:00 p.m.  The Ride

We will head out on the Sauk Rail Trail towards Breda with stops in Maple River along the way before we head back to Kerps Tavern.

The ride is sponsored by Teams Stray, Spin, K’moniwannaLeiya, and the Sauk Rail Trail Association. 

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The RAGBRAI Roadshow Festivities

The RAGBRAI mini-merchandise trailer, friends of RAGBRAI, and the Sauk Rail Trail Association will be set up in the parking lot of Kerps Tavern for food, drinks, and live music!

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Live Music 

Ethridge Netz at Carroll Brewing Company 

Corey Waller and Neil Anders at Kerps Tavern


Mississippi River Trail & Freight House Farmer’s Market

May 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Our RAGBRAI merchandise trailer will be set up on Saturday, May 8th at the Freight House Farmer’s Market in downtown Davenport.  Our ride will take us along the Mississippi River Trail that morning before we head back to the farmer’s market to enjoy the vibrant marketplace of local producers, entrepreneurs, and community members.

Schedule of events

8:00 a.m. The Ride 

Meet at the RAGBRAI mini-merchandise trailer at the farmer’s market. We will head out on the Mississippi River Trail going west toward Credit Island before returning back to the Freight House Farmer’s Market where there will be a wide variety of food and beverages plus the RAGBRAI mini-merchandise trailer with exclusive deals on RAGBRAI merch.

The ride is sponsored by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club. 

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RAGBRAI at Freight House Farmer’s Market 

RAGBRAI will be set-up at the Freight House Farmer’s Market from 8:00 a.m. to  1:00 p.m. Stop by and enjoy the local vendors and swing by our trailer for exclusive farmer’s market deals.

Wabash Trace Trail & Tobey Jack’s Steakhouse

May 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Our RAGBRAI merchandise trailer will be set up on Thursday, May 20th across from Tobey Jack’s Steakhouse in Mineola, Iowa for the famed Thursday Taco Ride along the Wabash Trace Trail.  We will blend in with the Taco Ride that night and ride from Council Bluffs to Mineola for the fun!

Schedule of events

5:00 p.m. The Taco Ride 

The RAGBRAI team will start at the trailhead in Council Bluffs at 5:00 p.m. and head towards Mineola. I’m sure there will be a stop at Margaritaville before hitting our final destination in Mineola.

The ride is sponsored by Pork Belly Ventures

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Festivities at Tobey Jack’s in Mineola

RAGBRAI’s mini-merchandise trailer and friends of RAGBRAI will be set-up across from Tobey Jacks in Mineola. Swing by and see us to score exclusive deals on RAGBRAI merchandise.

Friends of RAGBRAI