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RAGBRAI July 21-27, 2019

RAGBRAI is an acronym (and registered trademark) for the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which is a non-competitive bicycle ride organized by The Des Moines Register.  The ride goes from west to east across Iowa, and draws about 10,000 riders from the United States and many other countries.  RAGBRAI was first held in 1973, and is the largest bike-touring event in the world held during the third week in July. Check out the RAGBRAI website for more information. The 2019 sleep over towns were announced on Jan. 26 and are shown in the photo below! The 2019 Route Maps with the pass through towns will be available in the spring.

The Melon City Bike Club provides an annual RAGBRAI charter service for members. When you ride with us on RAGBRAI many of the hassles of individual participation are eliminated.  We take care of bike shipping, gear transport, campsite location, and getting you and your bike to the starting point and home again.

Please contact Julie and Mark Evans, our RAGBRAI coordinators, at meloncityragbrai@yahoo.com for questions and registration.

2019 Fee Schedule (Melon City Bike Club membership for a minimum of two years):

Full Ride - bus out and back, bike, gear and week long camping - $200

Just Camping - baggage only and camping for the week $125

Bus Only - If you are only riding the bus one way, you will add this to your camping fee - $60 (one-way bus plus camping = $185)

Charter Fees - (Anyone who is not a Melon City Bike Club member) - $350

Send check to: Melon City RAGBRAI, 2013 Solomon, Muscatine, IA 52761 (please note which option(s) above you are paying for). Send half of your fee (minimum) as a deposit by March 1, 2019. All fees will be due May 1, 2019. You must register and pay separately for RAGBRAI on the RAGBRAI website and select Group 49 (Melon City) before March 1. That group will close at that time.

2019 RAGBRAI route announcement

2019 RAGBRAI route announcement