RAGBRAI LI Route Announced on Jan. 27!

The Great Iowa Fall Ride


It’s the end-of-season ride through the heart of Des Moines via its trails and parks. The breezy 26.2 mile ride loops from RAGBRAI HQ to Cumming and back. Join the fun with stops at Singlespeed, Mullets, Jethro’s BBQ Southside, Outskirts Bar, The Chicken, Cumming Tap, Iowa Distilling Co., and Middlebrook Mercantile. Finish the evening at RAGBRAI HQ for beer, food, and more fun! Plus, shop our end-of-season garage sale to get your RAGBRAI gear. You won’t want to miss this!

Friday, September 15th: 

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Packet Pick Up at RAGBRAI Headquarters – 501 Scott Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Saturday, September 16th: 

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. –  Packet Pick Up at RAGBRAI HQ

8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The Great Iowa Fall Ride

5:30 p.m. – RAGBRAI HQ Party


$60 per rider  ($75 on the day of the ride) 

  • Breakfast at RAGBRAI HQ, by HoQ
  • Swag (Fall Ride 2023 beanie, and slap koozie)
  • Dinner from RAGBRAI sponsor 99 Counties
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Start your breezy 26.2 mile fall ride at RAGBRAI HQ and make your way through the heart of Des Moines and Water Works Park before you hit the Great Western Trail to Cumming, Iowa.

Capture the scenic fall views along the ride and participate in our photo scavenger hunt! Be sure to tag RAGBRAI and use the hashtag #TGIFR23 to be entered into our contest. The path will be marked along the route with great spots to stop and snap your photo.

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End your ride at the RAGBRAI HQ Party Zone. Food trucks, drinks, and music PLUS an end-of-season garage sale with major discounts on RAGBRAI merchandise.


Parking is scarce in the vicinity of RAGBRAI HQ so we have secured some lots just down the road at the state capital!

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