The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

2017 Host Communities

July 23-29, 2017

Here’s a day-to-day breakdown of the RAGBRAI XLV  Overnight Host Communities.

Saturday, July 22

Overnight Town: Orange City

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Main Stage Entertainment: Pop Rocks
Opening Acts: Judd Hoos
RAGBRAI Expo from 12 noon – 9:00 pm

 

Sunday, July 23

Overnight Town: Spencer

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Main Stage Entertainment: Johnny Holm Band
Opening Acts: Ryan Osbahr (Pony Creek) & Dan Olsen (Sack of Lions)

SUNDAY – JULY 23, 2017
Orange City to Alton – 3.0 miles
Alton to Granville – 7.0 miles
Granville to Paullina – 9.6 miles
Paullina to Primghar (Meeting) – 10.0 miles
Gravel Loop to Sutherland – 19.2 miles (optional)
Primghar to Hartley – 14.0 miles
Hartley to Spencer – 19.0 miles

Total Mileage: 62.6 miles (81.8 with the Gravel Loop)
Total Feet of Climb: 1,283 (1,941 with the Gravel Loop)

Monday, July 24

Overnight Town: Algona

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Main Stage Entertainment: Snake Oil
Opening Acts: Bluffett – A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett, The Muscle Shirts, Sushi Roll, New Trick Band & Casey Muessigmann

MONDAY – JULY 24, 2017
Spencer to Ayrshire – 24.0 miles
Ayrshire to Curlew – 10.2 miles
Curlew to Mallard – 5.6 miles
Mallard to West Bend (Meeting) – 13.4 miles
Karras Loop to Plover – 29.6 miles (optional)
West Bend to Whittemore – 8.3 miles
Whittemore to Algona – 10.2 miles

Total Mileage: 71.7 miles (101.3 with the Karras Loop)
Total Feet of Climb: 1,631 (2,087 with the Karras Loop)

 

Tuesday, July 25

Overnight Town: Clear Lake

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Main Stage Entertainment: The Wailers & Cowboy Mouth
Opening Acts: Irie Sol

TUESDAY – JULY 25, 2017
Algona to Wesley – 13.9 miles
Wesley to Britt – 9.5 miles
Britt to Garner (Meeting) – 15.0 miles
Garner to Ventura – 7.4 miles
Ventura to Clear Lake – 5.6 miles

Total Mileage: 51.4 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 934 

 

Wednesday, July 26

Overnight Town: Charles City

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Main Stage Entertainment: The Pork Tornadoes
Opening Acts: The Nadas & Dan Tedesco

WEDNESDAY – JULY 26, 2017
Clear Lake to Thornton – 13.1 miles
Thornton to Swaledale – 5.6 miles
Swaledale to Rockwell (Meeting) – 6.0 miles
Rockwell to Cartersville – 6.7 miles
Cartersville to Rockford – 10.7 miles
Rockford to Charles City – 15.4 miles

Total Mileage: 57.5 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 1,290

 

Thursday, July 27

Overnight Town: Cresco

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Main Stage Entertainment: Rock Godz
Opening Acts: Six to Midnight

THURSDAY – JULY 27, 2017
Charles City to Ionia – 13.0 miles
Ionia to New Hampton (Meeting) – 8.5 miles
New Hampton to Lawler – 8.3 miles
Lawler to Protivin – 12.7 miles
Protivin to Cresco – 12.1 miles

Total Mileage: 54.6 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 2,257 

 

Friday, July 28

Overnight Town: Waukon

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Main Stage Entertainment: Hairball
Opening Acts: The El Caminos

FRIDAY – JULY 28, 2017
Cresco to Decorah (Meeting) – 19.5 miles
Decorah to Ossian – 14. 7 miles
Ossian to Castelia – 5.1 miles
Castalia to Postville – 6.1 miles
Postville to Waukon – 14.7 miles

Total Mileage: 60.1 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 2,483

 

Saturday, July 29

Overnight Town: Lansing

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Main Stage Entertainment: Switchback
Opening Acts: TBD

SATURDAY – JULY 29, 2017
Waukon to Waterville – 15.0 miles
Waterville to Yellow River State Forest – 8.8 miles
Yellow River State Forest to Harpers Ferry – 7.4 miles
Harpers Ferry to Lansing – 13.6 miles
(Note: There is no meeting day on this final day)

Total Mileage:  44.8 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 3,200

The route (towns and roads) is subject to change.

Support vehicle maps will be released in early July.

 

 

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