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Iowa Falls

Iowa Falls

Tuesday - July 27
  • 54.9 Miles
  • 1,006 Feet To Climb

The little river town in the middle of it all! Iowa Falls has the beautiful bluffs and rolling hills of northeast Iowa but sits in the central part of the state, surrounded by the best farmland in the country, livestock producers that feed the world and boast a vibrant downtown business community. The Iowa River is at the center of everything we do, we’re Nautical by Nature, but we know how to hit the trails, too!


One of the shortest rides will be on Tuesday so plan to ride the 54.9 miles into town early and spend the day exploring our Scenic City. Plenty of things to see and do downtown and along the river. You can plan to tube down the river, shop in our downtown stores, see some unique sites, and take in all the nautical small town fun we have in store for you!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up-to-date with what’s happening and how we’re preparing for you to stay in our town!


We will be announcing our live entertainment on social media soon – we have lots of things brewing that you are going to love! We can’t wait to announce the “nautical” bands we have chosen so stay tuned to find out what your entertainment will be for Tuesday!

Food and Vendors

We will have plenty of food and vendors in our downtown area, many local restaurants, and churches who will be serving up carbs for you! Click below for more info on how you can sign up to be a food vendor or non-food vendor!


Food Vendor Application Non-food Vendor Application



Directions & Parking

Our town map along with directions and information will be here as soon as we have it finalized!


We are a small town but we will have lots of green space and campgrounds complete with portable toilets and trash receptacles available around town if you are looking for a place to set up. More information will be available as it gets closer.


Our town is going to quadruple for the day so we will be providing information to residents with road closures and alternate routes during that time. We will post additional information as soon as we have it.


We will not be matching riders with residence for housing needs this year. If riders or teams have connections with local Iowa Falls residents feel free to reach out to them directly to coordinate your stay. This decision was made with the safety and health of the riders and residence of Iowa Falls in mind. Feel free to send a message to iowafallsragbrai@gmail.com to see if we know of available housing.

If you are interested in finding housing or camping in Iowa Falls we have set up a Facebook Group where incoming riders can find places to stay in our community. All you have to do is make a post about what you are able to offer or what you are looking for and then you will be able to communicate amongst each other!




We will be looking for hundreds of volunteers to make July 27th happen. Please sign up if you are interested in volunteering and we will be in touch with you!

Individual Volunteers Register Here:

VOLUNTEER Monday 7/26 VOLUNTEER Tuesday 7/27 VOLUNTEER Wednesday 7/28


Groups Registration Here (10+ people):




Send your immediate questions to iowafallsragbrai@gmail.com

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    Wednesday - July 28
    • 67.9 Miles
    • 1,619 Feet To Climb

    Go crazy with us on July 28th!

    We’re excited to welcome you to the heart of our city for RAGBRAI – downtown Waterloo. You can enjoy music from multiple stages, find entertainment at a number of attractions, and enjoy a drink and a meal at one of our 15 bars and 24 restaurants within walking distance. Headlining the evening entertainment will be The Purple Experience – Prince Tribute band. We can’t wait for you to experience Waterloo!




    Food and Vendors

    Applications are now open:

    Food Vendor Non-Food Vendors



    Exchange Park – Main Campground

    Charter Applications



    If the mid-week ride get you thinking you need to book a hotel room, there are several places to stay near the event!

    Book your hotel room in Waterloo:

    Book your room


    We will not be matching riders with residents for housing needs this year. If riders or teams have connections with local Waterloo residents feel free to reach out to them directly to coordinate your stay.

    Otherwise check out our Facebook Group for riders and hosts to connect at:



    COVID-19 Questions

    Though we will continue to defer to current state guidelines regarding COVID-19 mitigation and we expect the further relaxing of rules & guidelines regarding various safety measures, as of this date RAGBRAI expects to implement the following set of protocols for the safe & responsible execution of the event in July.

    1. Online pre-event health screening will be required of all participants.
    2. Daily health screening will be required of all staff, vendors, and volunteers.
    3. Participants, staff, vendors, and volunteers will be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible.
    4. Hand sanitizer must be available at all vendor locations, in SAG wagons, and will be provided to towns for entertainment venues & volunteer use.
    5. Appropriate COVID-19 mitigation signage provided by RAGBRAI will be posted at the entrance to all areas on the ride expected to have large numbers of participants or spectators.
    6. All venues & towns will be encouraged to recommend outdoor dining to their restaurants & bars.
    7. Indoor hosted housing will not be supported by RAGBRAI.

    RAGBRAI reserves the right to add or remove any of the above mitigation methods based on current State of Iowa recommendations and industry best practices.

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