Ida GroveSunday - July 24
- 53.2 Miles
- 2,545 Feet To Climb
The City of Ida Grove is excited to welcome RAGBRAI riders and support personnel to our unique, charming and welcoming community. Our residents are thrilled that you’ll be able to experience everything that our city has to offer and that you will be able to call Ida Grove “home” for your first night during your journey across the great state of Iowa.
The community is busy planning to make your stay in Ida Grove enjoyable and memorable. We will continue adding content to this page, so please visit often.
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Not Quite Brothers 8 PM – 11 PM
Not Quite Brothers is Central Iowa’s fastest growing cover band. Formed in 2018, the band quickly became known for their huge sound, eclectic setlist and ability to enhance any party. Fans of all ages agree… “it feels like I am watching the band they are covering in their heyday” and “It’s so cool to see a younger generation playing my favorite songs on stage instead of overweight boomers in cargo shorts.”
Sam Johnson (vocals) and Isaac Johnson (guitar) are twins and although Cooper Corcoran (guitar), Ben Schmelzer (drums) and Blake Marsh (bass) are of no relation to each other, these five fellas are as tight as brothers… but not quite.
Damon Dotson 5 PM – 7:30 PM
Damon Dotson is a singer/songwriter based out of Des Moines, IA; originally from Okoboji, IA. Dotson has opened for legendary performers like BB King, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, Huey Lewis and The News, as well as modern artists like Matt Nathanson, The Band Perry, Edwin McCain, and The Lone Bellow. He has recently been named Des Moines’s “Best Local Musician” for 2022 by City View Magazine. An honor he as won multiple times over the past six years. Dotson has sustained his career for 15 years including the release of four original albums, one of which, his latest release of Tumblin’ reached #24 on the iTunes Rock charts. He has done this all with no label or management.
NEIL ANDERS AND THE BROTHERS MERRITT
Neil Anders and the Brothers Merritt 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Neil Anders and the Brothers Merritt is a new collaboration featuring singer-songwriter Neil Anders (guitar/lead vocals), Greg Merritt (bass), Jake Merritt (drums), and Jay Schneider (Keyboard/guitar). Neil and the Merritt’s have performed in various capacities and groups—most notably with the Jay Clyde Band. Jay Schneider is a multi-instrumentalist/artist based in Des Moines whose unique range and prowess has been featured on a host of diverse projects in central Iowa and abroad.
Neil plans to release his second studio album later this year with the help of this new lineup. True to style, the second album features songs that represent a broad range. From stripped down acoustic tracks that reflect his country/folk roots to modern indie-rockers that display the raw talent of the Merritt brothers and Schneider. The soon to be released new album’s lyrical themes touch a host of topics including life, relationships, and fatherhood—converging on a reconciliation with the past towards a hopeful future.
In addition to Anders’ originals, you can expect a diverse repertoire at shows highlighting the versatility of the band. Set lists have something for everybody, incorporating the beloved classics of older rock, folk, blues, and country music with newer hits of today.
Food and Vendors
FOOD AND VENDOR FORMS
Vendors looking to operate in Ida Grove, please see the below Request Forms and associated pricing.
Vendor Form (Print, Fill Out and Send In): Vendor Request Form
Electrical Request Form (Required): Vendor Electrical Request Form
Informational Meeting for Residents of Ida Grove
Please join us Sunday, June 26 at 7 p.m. OABCIG High School Auditorium, for the second RAGBRAI town hall informational meeting. Committee and sub committee representatives will be present to answer questions. If you are interested in helping our community by volunteering or hosting riders, please join us at the town hall meeting. Find out everything you want to know about this big event coming to our community on July 24th!
HOST HOUSING FORM
Ida Grove Residence – Please fill out the form below if you are able to host RAGBRAI riders on Sunday July 24th. Please visit this link and complete the form: Host Sign-Up
RIDER HOUSING FORM
Registered Riders – Please visit this link and fill out the form if you are looking for housing: Rider Housing Request Form
If you want to help make RAGBRAI a big success in Ida Grove this year, please click on the following link to fill out the online form: Volunteer
PocahontasMonday - July 25
- 71.2 Miles
- 1,694 Feet To Climb
Coming July 25th! Pocahontas welcomes all RAGBRAI riders!
Pocahontas is a community of 1,867 people located in Northwest Iowa. Our community-minded city offers the amenities of a larger city with small town charm. We invite you to visit Pocahontas and see why we are proud to call it home! Pocahontas is a great place to live, work and play. Let us prove it to you!
Food and Vendors
Non-Profit and For-Profit Vendor Application for RAGBRAI vendors in Pocahontas, Iowa. For queestions, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgVENDOR APPLICATION
ELECTRICAL SERVICE FORM
TEMPORARY FOOD LICENSE
The soccer fields northeast of the courthouse will be the primary camping ground. More details to come about additional camping spots.
For housing questions, please email email@example.com
To find housing, click below:
*ATTENTION – Pocahontas RAGBRAI housing requests have currently been put on hold. We will update the website soon as we gather more information. (posted May 9)
To host riders, click below:HOST RIDERS