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Mason City

Emmetsburg

Emmetsburg

Tuesday - July 26
  • 56.4 Miles
  • 1,699 Feet To Climb

Welcome back to Emmetsburg!

Thousands of cyclists will be “Bikin’ the Burg” this summer during the oldest, largest and longest week-long bicycle touring event in the world! Emmetsburg was thrilled to host RAGBRAI rider in 2014 (and three previous times!), and we’re excited to welcome riders back once again on Tuesday, July 26th! Get ready for live entertainment, relaxation at the beach, tasty food and drinks, and of course a taste of our Irish heritage.

This year’s theme is Bikin’ the Burg. The design

Emmetsburg is a small town of approximately 3,700 residents, located in Northwest Iowa. Emmetsburg is home to Five Island Lake, the 9th largest of Iowa’s 34 natural lakes. Enjoy camping, golfing, fishing and swimming at beautiful Five Island Lake while you visit Iowa’s Irish Capital. Emmetsburg is an official sister city to Dublin, Ireland, and celebrates the heritage of the Emerald Isle with a festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration each March.

 


 

Local Contact Information

Email: emmetsburgragbrai@gmail.com

Phone: 712-852-2283

Address: 1121 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Website: www.emmetsburgragbrai.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bikeemmetsburg


 

Riders

Visit our official website to learn about all things Emmetsburg leading up to July 26th!

Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Website

 

Like “Emmetsburg-RAGBRAI” on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements.


 

Entertainment

The Pork Tornadoes announced as headlining act for Emmetsburg RAGBRAI® overnight stop

The Emmetsburg RAGBRAI® Committee has announced the entertainment lineup for RAGBRAI’s overnight stop on Tuesday, July 26th.

The Pork Tornadoes, one of the most-requested RAGBRAI party bands, will take the stage as the headlining act at Soper Park from 8:00-11:00PM. The Pork Tornadoes are no strangers to RAGBRAI, having performed 5 times at overnight town parties, as well as performances at the Fall Ride, Route Announcement Party and 2020 Virtual Ride Concert. The band is known for putting a unique spin on all of your favorite pop/rock hits from the 1980s-today. Led by singer Mason Greve, who is known as “The Justin Timberlake of the Midwest” and was a finalist on a Not-To-Be-Mentioned National TV singing show in 2014, The Pork Tornadoes will blow you away with an electric mix of covers ranging from Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, all the way to Lizzo, The Killers, Coolio and Phil Collins. Their debut EP peaked on the Apple iTunes Pop charts at #20 and has been streamed over a million times. Performing music that people of all ages and musical backgrounds can enjoy, this show promises to be one of the highest-attended overnight stops of the entire week.

Opening for The Pork Tornadoes, Birdchild will take the stage from 4:00-7:00 PM. Known as “Iowa’s Flyest Cover Band,” Birdchild will get you on your feet with nostalgic hits from your youth all the way to your favorites of today. With a set list designed to keep the crowd singing, you’ll realize quickly why they are among Iowa’s top party cover bands!

An evening in Emmetsburg wouldn’t be complete without a taste of Ireland. Riders and spectators will also be entertained by the musical stylings of the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band of St. Paul, Minnesota during the RAGBRAI overnight visit on July 26th.

 


 

Food and Vendors

The Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Committee is now accepting vendor applications. Applications are due June 1st.

  • For Profit (Commercial) Vendor: $500
  • Non-Profit Vendor: $250
  • Electricity: $100
  • Clean-Up Deposit: $100 (refundable)
Emmetsburg Vendor Info & Application

 


 

Camping

The Palo Alto County Fairground, located on the south end of Emmetsburg, will be the primary RAGBRAI campground.


 

Housing

In order to provide a place for local hosts and RAGBRAI riders/crew to connect, we’ve created the “Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Housing” Facebook groupBeginning May 1st, local hosts and RAGBRAI riders will be able to post in the group to request/offer housing. (All posts will be reviewed/approved by a group admin (one of our Emmetsburg RAGBRAI committee members) before it will be published.)

View more information about the Facebook group and finding housing at https://www.emmetsburgragbrai.com/housing.

 

Join the Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Housing Group

 


 

Volunteer

Want to lend a helping hand on July 26? Please complete our Committee/Volunteer Sign-Up Form.


 

Mason City

Mason City

Wednesday - July 27
  • 105 Miles
  • 1,669 Feet To Climb
Mason City will welcome RAGBRAI on Wednesday, July 27! Our community’s RAGBRAI committees have been working hard behind the scenes to provide a day full of great food, activities, and entertainment for riders and locals alike.
Mason City’s town theme is ‘Ride of the Century’ in honor of the fun challenge riders have that day — a 100-mile journey starting from Emmetsburg-RAGBRAI. This is the longest mileage day on the RAGBRAI route this year and the first Century Day since 1985 so it’s a big, big deal. We are looking forward to celebrating this awesome accomplishment with the riders!
Our logo was designed by local resident Julie Kim, a 15-year RAGBRAI veteran herself. It features muted earth-tones inspired by Mason City’s famous Prairie School architecture and visual elements our community members are sure to recognize, like The Historic Park Inn and the downtown plaza light posts. Julie says the wavy lines represent the Winnebago River and the straight lines show progress and movement. The banners represent the finish line and the feeling of jubilation that comes with a JOB WELL DONE.
Welcome to Mason City, RAGBRAI riders! We can’t wait to congratulate you!

Riders

Check out our official website to stay up to date on Mason City’s RAGBRAI plans.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Friends of RAGBRAI