The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

2018 Route Maps

SUNDAY – JULY 22, 2018
Onawa to Turin – 7.0 miles
Turin to Soldier – 10.8 miles
Gravel Loop to Moorhead – 18.8 miles (optional)
Soldier to Ute (Meeting Town) – 6.2 miles
Ute to Charter Oak – 6.5 miles
Charter Oak to Denison – 13.0 miles

Total Mileage: 43.5 miles (62.3 with the Gravel Loop)
Total Feet of Climb: 1,558 (2,627 with the Gravel Loop)
Click to download pdf of Sunday’s Map

Ride with GPS Routes do not detail the routes through the pass-through towns of overnight towns.  Routes are subject to change.


MONDAY – JULY 23, 2018
Denison to Aspinwall – 19.1 miles
Aspinwall to Manning – 3.7 miles
Manning to Templeton – 7.7 miles
Templeton to Dedham – 6.9 miles
Dedham to Coon Rapids (Meeting Town) – 8.2 miles
Coon Rapids to Scranton – 16.4 miles
Scranton to Jefferson – 9.7 miles

Total Mileage: 71.7 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 2,537
Click to download pdf of Monday’s Map

Ride with GPS Routes do not detail the routes through the pass-through towns of overnight towns.  Routes are subject to change.


TUESDAY – JULY 24, 2018 (REVISED)
Jefferson to Grand Junction – 7.3 miles
Grand Junction to Dana – 5.5 miles
Dana to Ogden – 15.5 miles
Ogden to Boone (Meeting Town) – 8.4 miles
Boone to Luther – 7.5 miles
Luther to Ames – 13.4 miles

(The original route took riders through Ledges State Park which will be re-routed due to flooding over the roads in the area.  The printed maps will still show the Ledges stop)

Total Mileage: 62.2 miles (adjusted mileage total)
Total Feet of Climb: 1,262 (adjusted climb totals)
Click to download pdf of Tuesday’s Map

Ride with GPS Routes do not detail the routes through the pass-through towns of overnight towns.  Routes are subject to change.

WEDNESDAY – JULY 25, 2018
Ames to Nevada – 9.3 miles
Nevada to Colo – 7.0 miles
Colo to State Center (Meeting Town) – 8.2 miles
State Center to Melbourne – 8.8 miles
Melbourne to Baxter – 11.2 miles
Baxter to Newton – 14.6 miles

Total Mileage: 59.1 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 1,777
Click to download pdf of Wednesday’s Map

Ride with GPS Routes do not detail the routes through the pass-through towns of overnight towns.  Routes are subject to change.


THURSDAY – JULY 26, 2018
Newton to Reasnor – 8.3 miles
Reasnor to Sully – 9.8 miles
Sully to Lynville – 3.2 miles
Optional Karras Loop to New Sharon – 36.7 miles
Lynville to Montezuma (Meeting Town) – 13.9 miles
Montezuma to Deep River – 8.2 miles
Deep River to Keswick – 15.6 miles
Keswick to Sigourney – 9.6 miles

Total Mileage: 68.6 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 2,719
Click to download pdf of Thursday’s Map

Ride with GPS Routes do not detail the routes through the pass-through towns of overnight towns.  Routes are subject to change.

Ride with GPS Routes do not detail the routes through the pass-through towns of overnight towns.  Routes are subject to change.

 

FRIDAY – JULY 27, 2018
Sigourney to Harper – 10.3 miles
Harper to Keota – 5.1 miles
Keota to Wellman – 13.9 miles
Wellman to Kalona (Meeting Town) – 7.1 miles
Kalona to Riverside – 6.9 miles
Riverside to Hills –6.9 miles
Hills to Iowa City – 7.4 miles

Total Mileage: 57.6 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 1,413
Click to download pdf of Friday’s Map

Ride with GPS Routes do not detail the routes through the pass-through towns of overnight towns.  Routes are subject to change.

 

SATURDAY – JULY 28, 2018
Iowa City to West Liberty – 19.8 miles
West Liberty to Atalissa – 5.2 miles
Atalissa to Moscow – 4.9 miles
Moscow to Wilton (Meeting Town) – 3.6 miles
Wilton to Wild Cat Den State Park – 17.1 miles
Wild Cat Den State Park to Montpelier –3.0 miles
Montpelier to Blue Grass  – 5.1 miles
Blue Grass to Davenport – 10.2 miles

Total Mileage: 68.9 miles
Total Feet of Climb: 1,585
Click to download pdf of Saturday’s Map

Ride with GPS Routes do not detail the routes through the pass-through towns of overnight towns.  Routes are subject to change.

 

 

ELEVATONS 2018

Click to download a pdf of the Elevations

MAP KEY 2018

Click to download a pdf of the Map Key

The route (towns and roads) is subject to change.
Support vehicle maps will be released in early July.

RAGBRAI XLVI TOTALS
428 Miles / 12,576 Feet of Climb

Onawa to Denison
(SUNDAY – JULY 22)
43.3 Miles
1,558 Feet of Climb
Denison to Jefferson
(MONDAY – JULY 23)
71.7 Miles
2,527 Feet of Climb
Jefferson to Ames
(TUESDAY – JULY 24)
58.9 Miles
997 Feet of Climb
Ames to Newton
(WEDNESDAY – JULY 25)
59.1 Miles
1,777 Feet of Climb
Newton to Sigourney
(THURSDAY – JULY 26)
68.6 Miles
2,719 Feet of Climb
Sigourney to Iowa City
(FRIDAY – JULY 27)
57.6 Miles
1,413 Feet of Climb
Iowa City to Davenport
(SATURDAY – JULY 28)
68.9 Miles
1,585 Feet of Climb
TOTALS
428.1 Miles
12,576 Feet of Climb

Total mileage of RAGBRAI:

428.1 (7th shortest route in history)

Total Feet of Climb:

12,576 feet (4th flattest route in history)

Difficulty or Ride:

4th Easiest route in history of RAGBRAI (mileage x feet of climb)

 

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