Registration deadline extended to April 15 for weeklong rider, weeklong non-rider, and vehicles passes!





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




Book your hotel room in Waterloo:

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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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    Thursday - July 29
    • 84.7 Miles
    • 2,521 Feet To Climb


    RAGBRAI riders, support crews, event coordinators and sponsors to Anamosa which lies in the heart of Jones County. On behalf of the 5500+ residents I would like to welcome you to our incredible community and hope your stay with us is memorable.

    We are excited to be a part of RAGBRAI 2021 and the overnight host for the 5th leg of your weeklong journey. The hundreds of volunteers are eager to assist your needs and show you the hospitality that has been extended to visitors since our origin as a settlement in 1838. Be sure to stop by the numerous food and beverage vendors who have chosen to showcase and provide you with their specialties.

    Some points of interest for you to take in during your brief stay with us or on your next visit are the Wapsipinicon State Park, Grant Wood Art Gallery, National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum, American Gothic Statue, and the numerous businesses in our Historic Downtown District.

    Have a safe and pleasant ride as you continue with your trek to Dewitt & Clinton as well as your return travel back home. Please come back when you can stay longer to take in the various amenities Anamosa and Jones County has to offer.

    Warmest Regards,
    Rod Smith
    Mayor of Anamosa


    After the BIGGEST ride of the week, you can look forward to relaxing with a good meal and entertainment in our historic downtown.


    Three local bands will be performing on our BIG stage for your listening pleasure.

    Food and Vendors

    We are looking to have vendors dishing up the BIGGEST cinnamon roles, tenderloins, margaritas, etc. Limited spots are available for this BIG opportunity.

    Vendor Application Form

    Directions & Parking

    Check back soon for directions and a map for your BIG adventure in Anamosa.


    Our BIG camping guru, Jeff, from 2012 has agreed to come back. More details to come.


    On April 8th from 6-9pm at Wapsi Country Club, we will be hosting our BIG event kick-off. Be the first to see the logo, order t-shirts, and be in-the-know of RAGBRAI happenings. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested to ask questions, volunteer, or sponsor the event. Dinner will be available for $10 a plate. This is the place to be if you want to be part of the fun!


    Volunteers are a BIG part of making events like this possible. We will have a volunteer form available in the future for those interested in helping.


    What is the BIG deal with Anamosa?

    Coming soon…

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