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

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

TUESDAY – JULY 24, 2018
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 Ledges State Park – 5.9 miles
Ledges State Park to Luther – 6.4 miles
Luther to Ames – 13.4 miles

Total Mileage: 62.4 miles (adjusted mileage total)
Total Feet of Climb: 1,262 (adjusted climb totals)
Click to download pdf of Tuesday’s Map

 

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

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

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

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

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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