Registration is now closed for RAGBRAI XLIX. Transfers are now open!





Monday - 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

Vendor Application

Non-Profit and For-Profit Vendor Application for RAGBRAI vendors in Pocahontas, Iowa.  For queestions, email:










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

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:




Calling all volunteers!  Join us Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday and help us make this day special!  With 20 committees, we have something for everyone to excel their talents and appreciate all that donate their time!  For volunteer questions, please contact

Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions Poky




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


Phone: 712-852-2283

Address: 1121 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA 50536





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.



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




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



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


Join the Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Housing Group




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


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