July 21-28th, 2018 | Ragbrai will end in Davenport on July 28
RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into its 46th year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world.
The 2018 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which will take place from July 22 to 28, will start in Onawa and end in Davenport. In between, riders will stop overnight in Denison, Jefferson, Ames, Newton, Sigourney and Iowa City.
RAGBRAI is a bicycle ride, not a race. It started in 1973 as a six-day ride across the state of Iowa by two Des Moines Register columnists who invited a few friends along. It is held the last full week in July. RAGBRAI is planned and coordinated by The Des Moines Register, and riders who participate in RAGBRAI understand that they do so at their own risk. The RAGBRAI route averages 468 miles and is not necessarily flat.
Check out the route and how to register on their website.