RAGBRAI XLIX registration is now open!

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 37-mile ride loops from Cumming to Easter Lake and back. Join the fun with stops at The Chicken, Outskirts Bar, Jethro’s BBQ Southside, Confluence, and Mullets. Finish the evening at the street festival on N. 44th street with Cumming Tap, Iowa Distilling Company and Middlebrook Farms and private concert by the Midwest’s premier party band, The Pork Tornadoes! You won’t want to miss this!




10:30am  – packet pick-up and same day registration

10:30am to 5pm – The Great Iowa Fall Ride

3pm – The Pork Tornadoes live on N. 44th and N. Alice Ave.


$70 per rider  (price increased on October 1)

  • The Great Iowa Fall Ride beanie
  • The Great Iowa Fall Ride keychain
  • The Great Iowa Fall Ride slap koozie
  • Drink specials at 6 establishments along the route
  • Access to The Pork Tornadoes concert
  • Access to The Great Iowa Fall Ride photo/scavenger hunt and prizes



Start your breezy 37-mile fall ride at the Cumming trailhead on the Great Western Trail then wind your way around to Water Works Park, Gray’s Lake before you make your loop around Easter Lake and head back.

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


Show your wristband to receive drink specials at the six stops along the route.

The Chicken – $1 off Iowa Craft Beers

Outskirtz Bar –  $3.00 domestic and 4.00 imports

Jethro’s Southside – $5 cocktails featuring the Happie CBD drinks

Confluence – Stay tuned for an awesome drink special

Mullets –  2 for $8 dollars on domestic tallboys

Cumming Tap – discount on Moscow Mules



Vendors, drink specials, and music, oh my! Joins us in Cumming on N. 44th Street between Cumming Ave and Alice Ave for the end of ride party! There will be food vendors, non-food vendors, drinks, and live music from The Pork Tornadoes!

You must have a wristband to enter the party zone. Not riding? You can purchase a wristband at the gate (N. 44th and Cumming Ave) from 11:30am to 5pm for $10 ($5 if you are resident of Cumming)


Culinary Nomade

Cumming Tap 

Dream Team Des Moines

Iowa Distilling Company

Kona Ice

Middlebrook –  located across G14 Hwy featuring the Wine Wagon and more!

Mr. Porkchop

RAGBRAI Merchandise Trailer


The Hot Pepper Mexican Grill

Thirsty Pigs

Want to be a vendor? Fill out the vendor application CLICK HERE 


RAGBRAI favorites The Pork Tornadoes live at Cumming Tap on October 10 from 3-5pm. You must have a wristband to attend.

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