RAGBRAI

 

The oldest, longest, and largest bicycle ride in the world is going VIRTUAL!

No matter how or where you choose to log your miles this July, we’ve put together daily challenges, fun activities, and all the things that make RAGBRAI your favorite bicycle ride across Iowa. Join us and some of your favorite RAGBRAI vendors, musicians, and friends for the last full week in July…virtually.


 

INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION:

  • RAGBRAI “Virtually the Best” Tech Tee
  • RAGBRAI “Virtually the Best” Pint Glass
  • RAGBRAI “Virtually the Best” Bike Band
  • RAGBRAI “Virtually the Best” Commemorative Patch
  • 4 count of TIDE POWER PODS™
  • Daily challenges and exclusive raffle prizes
  • Exclusive promo code for an EXTRA discount on RAGBRAI Virtual Outlet Tent merch
  • Access to the RAGBRAI “Virtually the Best” private Facebook Group
  • Access to the RAGBRAI “Virtually the Best” pie-eating contest
  • Access to the RAGBRAI “Virtually the Best” live concert, and more!

$55 per person ($75 for riders outside the US)

REGISTER NOW

*RAGBRAI is using a new registration platform for this event. You will be asked to create an account prior to registration. Please register for one person only. If you are registering a minor you will be prompted to fill in their information after completing your own registration.  

Registration opens Monday, June 15, 2020, and closes on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. 


Daily mileage challenge. Ride the distance of each day’s ride and submit your proof to be entered to win our daily prizes. Go all 420 miles and you will be entered into a larger drawing for the ultimate prize package.

We are partnering with friends of RAGBRAI, People for Bikes, and their Ride Spot app to make it easy to share your daily miles. More details coming soon for how to submit but in the meantime download the Ride Spot app and set up your account.

Winners will be announced the week of July 27th for social media. Daily challenge details to come and will be listed below. Keep scrolling for more information on Virtually RAGBRAI!


Sunday, July 19

MILEAGE: 61.5

FEET OF CLIMB: 2,488


Monday, July 20

MILEAGE: 73

FEET OF CLIMB: 1,210


Tuesday, July 21

MILEAGE: 54.2

FEET OF CLIMB: 1,001


Wednesday, July 22

MILEAGE: 67.9

FEET OF CLIMB: 1,649


Thursday, July 23

MILEAGE: 82.3

FEET OF CLIMB: 2,793


Friday, July 24

MILEAGE: 46

FEET OF CLIMB: 1,770


Saturday, July 25

MILEAGE: 39

FEET OF CLIMB: 1,576


Whether you’ve registered for the virtual ride or not you can join in the fun of RAGBRAI Theme Days all week long. Mark your calendars and share your spirit with us on social!

Tag us on social Facebook & Instagram: @RAGBRAI or Twitter: @RAGBRAI_Iowa and use hashtags #virtuallythebest and #RAGBRAI2020


Saturday, July 18

TIRE DIP

Dip your tires in the nearest body of water to start your week off right! Whether you are near the Missouri River, at the Mississippi River, or in your backyard kiddie pool give your tires a dip.


Sunday, July 19

MILE OF SILENCE

To remember riders we have lost, we will observe a moment of silence on the first day of our virtual ride.

TIRE DIP

Dip your tires in the nearest body of water to start your week off right! Whether you are near the Missouri River, at the Mississippi River, or in your backyard kiddie pool give your tires a dip.

GRAVEL LOOP

There is no denying riders who enjoy a gravel riding! Map out your favorite gravel loop (must be at least 15 miles) take a picture at the start and at the end, share them using the RideSpot app, tag us in the photos on social using hashtag #virtuallythebest and you will receive a virtual certificate redeemable on next year’s ride for your 2020 Gravel Loop patch.


Monday, July 20

PEOPLE FOR BIKES DAY

RAGBRAI COLLEGE JERSEY DAY

Show your college spirit! Celebrate your college loyalty on the official “College Jersey Day” on your daily ride. Don’t forget to share the photos, tag us, and use hashtags #virtuallythebest and #RAGBRAI2020


Tuesday, July 21

TIDE TANDEM TUESDAY: BETTER TOGETHER


Wednesday, July 22

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT w/ the GROUT MUSEUM

The Grout Museum is hosting a Remember the Ladies: The Path to Suffrage exhibit through RAGBRAI XLVIII in 2021. More details on how we will celebrate this historic milestone to come!


Thursday, July 23

KARRAS LOOP

Go an additional 17.7 miles and make it an even 100-mile day! Show us proof you’ve gone a hundred miles and we will send you a virtual certificate redeemable for a 2020 Karras Loop patch on next year’s ride. Full details on how to submit your miles will be released prior to the ride.


Friday, July 24

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF IOWA STATE PARKS

The Iowa State Park Passport is your ticket to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Iowa state park system, earn prizes and enjoy the outdoors. Make it a family-friendly challenge to visit parks across the state on your bike and track your progress with their personalized passport. Not in Iowa? We encourage you to seek out your state parks and enjoy them alone or with friends or family this summer.

Next year’s route will go near two of Iowa’s State Parks. The Maquoketa Caves State Park (note the Caves are currently not open due to social distancing) and Wapsipinicon State Park in Anamosa.

Sign-up HERE and start your passport journey today! 


Saturday, July 25

RAGBRAI JERSEY DAY

Celebrate all that is RAGBRAI by wearing your favorite RAGBRAI jersey. Extra points if you wear the 2021 jersey!

TIRE DIP

Dip your tires in the nearest body of water to start your week off right! Whether you are near the Missouri River, at the Mississippi River, or in your backyard kiddie pool give your tires a dip a celebrate all of you’ve accomplished this week!


RAGBRAI VIRTUAL OUTLET TENT

RAGBRAI’s outlet tent is going virtual too! Launching on Saturday, July 18 you can find previous year’s jerseys’, shirts, shorts, bibs, posters, and more at major discounts. The outlet tent will launch on Saturday, July 18 at 12:00 p.m. on ragbrai.com/shop.

*Virtual ride registrants will receive additional discounts with their registration. 

RAGBRAI “VIRTUALLY THE BEST” PIE EATING CONTEST.

It wouldn’t be a RAGBRAI without pie! More to come on the Rhubarb Rumble you won’t want to miss. 

*You must be a registered virtual rider to watch the live pie-eating contest.

RAGBRAI “VIRTUALLY THE BEST” VENDORS

We’ve rounded up your favorite RAGBRAI vendors and will be sharing recipes, messages, and more from them throughout the week on our social accounts.

Get in on the fun and share your favorite virtual ride food photos throughout the week or your favorite food photos from past RAGBRAIs.


RAGBRAI “VIRTUALLY THE BEST” CONCERT.

Registered riders, join us Friday, July 24 for a live virtual performance by a RAGBRAI favorite. Artist and details on how to tune in will be announced soon!

SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS.

Need inspiration on your daily rides? We’ve created a custom playlist for each day to keep you moving! See the full list below then head over to SPOTIFY each day and search RAGBRAI to find the daily playlist.

Sunday, July 19:  RIDERS FAVORITES
Monday, July 20: ALICIA RAU “TRUMPET CHICK”
Tuesday, July 21: TIDE Tunes
Wednesday, July 22: Celebrating Women
Thursday, July 23: RAGBRAI CREW Tunes
Friday, July 24: RAGBRAI Bands that Rocked
Saturday, July 25: JustGoBike Ultimate RAGBRAI Playlist


Follow us on social! All week long we will be sharing videos, photos, and content on RAGBRAI’s public Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Make sure to tag us in your photos, videos, and posts so we can share in your week!

Registered Virtual Rider? You get exclusive access to our RAGBRAI “Virtually the Best” private Facebook page. Once you’ve registered click the link below, request an invitation, then start sharing your photos and videos. RAGBRAI “Virtually the Best” Private Facebook page link: www.Facebook.com/groups/RAGBRAI2020.

Use our hashtags  #virtuallythebest, #RAGBRAI2020, #RAGBRAIvirtuallythebest, #RAGBRAI

Got GIPHY? We’ve created GIFs for you to start sharing today!  Search RAGBRAI giphy or stickers and share away!