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Charles City

Charles City

Thursday - July 28
  • 47.9 Miles
  • 1,260 Feet To Climb

Situated in picturesque Northeast Iowa, Charles City is sure to have something for everyone. Whether you’re here for an adventure on Iowa’s first whitewater course or you’d rather peruse our award winning Mooney Art Collection, we’re happy to have you. Our trails are speckled with public art and our streets have plenty of historic homes for the eye to consume. If history is your thing, we’re proud to recommend the Floyd County Museum; this locale does a great job highlighting our history as home of the Hart Parr tractor and shares our journey of regrowth after an EF-5 tornado decimated business and residential areas. Bikers are welcome on our miles of trails with lots of yummy restaurants prime for a quick bite to eat. Our entire locale is excited to welcome RAGBRAI riders and support July 28!


Master Map: Master Map

Road Closures Map: Road Closures

Vendor Map: Vendor Map

Shuttle Map: Shuttle Map



Viva Knievel is headlining Charles City’s RAGBRAI entertainment lineup! They’re set to take the main stage the night of July 28, and we have no doubt you’ll love them. Featuring a full horn section and diverse catalogue of upbeat selections, Viva Knievel is here to rock. See more of their performances here:

Viva Knievel

See our entire entertainment lineup here!:


Food and Vendors

Our vendor application period has closed. Please contact email or message us on Facebook if you would like to be considered.

Download a PDF of the map here: Vendor Map

Directions & Parking

All parking requests for registered riders/support vehicles should go through the Charles City Chamber Office. Please email or call 641-228-4324 and ask for Brenna.



Housing matches are being facilitated on the Charles City RAGBRAI Housing group. Please navigate to the Charles City RAGBRAI Facebook page and request to join this group. Groups of 20 or more are welcome to email for guidance.


Charles City residents: we have lots of ways for you to be involved with RAGBRAI! Read on:

  • Join the Charles City RAGBRAI Housing Group on Facebook and host a group of riders! You can be as involved or hands-off as you’d like. If you’d like to share just your yard, there are groups who would be grateful for that. If you have an indoor bedroom and shower space, we have groups looking for that, too! We need residents to help us extend a warm, hospitable welcome to our RAGBRAI friends.
  • Volunteer for an hour (or four, or ten!). We have a multitude of duties and time slots available for volunteers. Please sign up to volunteer so we can have a successful day in Charles City.
  • Buy a shirt and share your #vivacharlescity pride. Shirts are for sale at Otto’s Oasis, The Rustic Corner, Cardigan Co, TJ Service, the Charles City Chamber of Commerce, at Party in the Park events, and online.


As July 28 draws closer, please remember: RAGBRAI riders are welcome to camp with us in designated campgrounds. All other housing matches will be made through our Viva! Housing page on Facebook. Please navigate to the group and post your lodging requests there:Housing Any questions beyond this can be directed to our email: Haven’t liked our page yet? Click here to do so: Viva! Facebook


Volunteers, we need you and can’t wait to welcome you to our team July 28. Whether you’re a cheerleader who is ready to make a great first impression on our riders or someone who prefers more ‘behind the scenes’ work, we have a spot for you. Please indicate your interest by clicking this button. Viva! Volunteers!

West Union

West Union

Friday - July 29
  • 63 Miles
  • 2,025 Feet To Climb

Welcome to West Union! From the halls of our churches to the streams that surround us, from the Courthouse Square to our abundant parks, we welcome you home. In West Union, we have managed to preserve a special way of life, where our neighbors are our friends and visitors are always greeted with a warm smile and a friendly “Hello.” That special quality of life is one of the things that we hold dear, connecting us to our land and to each other. In West Union, we honor our families and cherish our friends. We preserve our past and we revel in the vision of our future.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Upper Iowa University
Bank 1st
Palmer Memorial Foundation
Alliant Energy
Fahr Beverage
West Union Trenching
Baumler Implements
Kerndt Brothers
Moonlight Stitching
Woodard Insurance
Anytime Fitness
Raymond James | Brian Gibson
Raymond James | Linda Gibson
Hair Designs
Hawkeye Telephone
Elwood, O’donohoe, Braun & White
NuCara Pharmacy
West Union Lions


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Schedule of Events

Two stages will be set up, with the main stage on the southwest corner of the courthouse Square and the other stage on the southeast corner, both facing back toward the courthouse.

10:00am to 12:00pm – Beau Timmerman (2nd Stage)

12:00pm to 2:00pm – The Swing Crew (2nd Stage)

2:00pm to 4:00pm – Bar Flyz (2nd Stage)

4:00pm to 5:00pm – Steven Schroeder (Main Stage)

5:30pm to 7:30pm – Rolling Thunder (Main Stage)

8:00pm to 11:00pm – Arch Allies (Main Stage)

Other free entertainment throughout the day will include corn hole games, a rock-climbing tower, human foosball, dunk tank, and professional wrestling matches.

[Anyone without a RAGBRAI® wristband or a volunteer shirt starting at 12:00 PM on Friday, July 29, 2022 will be charged a $5.00 per person fee for entry. This will be valid for the entire day and those who pay will receive a wristband that shows they have paid for re-entry.]


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Food and Vendors

Directions & Parking


West Union RAGBRAI Committees

Provided below is the list of RAGBRAI committee chairs helping to organize RAGBRAI for West Union. Should you have any questions that are specific to one committee, please email or send a message on our Ragbrai West Union Facebook Page with questions and they will be directed to the appropriate committee chairs.

Executive Director: Matthew Marsala
Secretary – Tiffany Johansen
Treasurer – Tracy Weidemann
Fundraising – Cam Granger

Executive Chair #1 – Rory Starks
Housing – Derek Heins
Campgrounds – Blake Gamm
Sanitation & Recycling – Rory Starks
Electrical – Dave Westendorf
Transportation – Rory Starks

Executive Chair #2 – Trey Kuhens
Publicity – LeAnn Larson
Hospitality – Meaghan Seidel
Web & Social Media – Mallory Hanson
Information Center – Mike & Barb Heins
Volunteers – Leroy Soppe

Executive Chair #3 – Tiffany Johansen
Food & Vendors – Heather Becthold
Beverage Garden – Andy Bilden
Entertainment & Special Events – Shawn Alber

Executive Chair #4 – Lisa Roberts
Public Safety & Law Enforcement- Paul Becthold
Medical – Lisa Roberts
Communications – Paul Becthold
Ride Right – Ron Saboe

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