YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Sun Jul 19 2015 - Sat Jul 25 2015 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM


West to East across Iowa
Sioux City, IA





Distance - 450-500 miles

RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into its 42nd year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world.

In the beginning, no one imagined that RAGBRAI would become the Iowa tradition it is now.  We at The Des Moines Register thank all the riders who have joined us over the years.  We especially wish to thank the thousands and thousands of volunteers in the towns we’ve visited along the way for their tireless work to show RAGBRAI riders the hospitality that has made our ride world famous.

Total mileage: 462.2 mi. (19th shortest route in history)
Total climb: 15,948 ft. (13th flattest route in history)

For those of you who have never ridden, this rolling celebration of Iowa attracts participants from all 50 states and many foreign countries.  It has covered thousands of miles through the years, and hundreds of thousands of riders have hopped in the saddle to pedal part of those miles.

RAGBRAI XLIII route: Unique attractions every few miles


From Western Iowa border to the Mississippi River

The daily route maps for RAGBRAI XLIII are now available. Download or bookmark the maps here.

The maps are also available in the RAGBRAI iPhone app. Download the app to find blog updates, photos, videos, maps and overnight town info anytime. And since we know you like to traverse the Iowa countryside, we made sure you can see the maps without cell service.

2015 Overnight town map
2015 Host Communities 

Overnight Towns
  1. Sioux City (July 18)
  2. Storm Lake (July 19)
  3. Fort Dodge (July 20)
  4. Eldora (July 21)
  5. Cedar Falls (July 22)
  6. Hiawatha (July 23)
  7. Coralville (July 24)
  8. Davenport (July 25)


West to East across Iowa

Sioux City, IA 



$160 for weeklong pass


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