RAGBRAI stands for "The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa" and is an annual seven-day event. RAGBRAI typically covers 468 miles from Western Iowa to Easter Iowa. The 2015 route is 462.2 miles, which is the 19th shortest route in the 43-year history. Daily routes in 2015 range from 58 miles to 77 miles. The route maps provide distances between each overnight city as well as information on the amount of feet climbed per day. There is detailed information provided about distances between towns that appear along the daily route.
There is also a map that provides the route along with the overnight towns for the week. The route changes each year. In 2015, the route starts in Sioux City. The next cities, in chronological order, are Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Eldora, Cedar Falls, Hiawatha and Iowa River Landing / Coralville. The final stop is Davenport, which marks the end of the route.
In addition to current routes for RAGBRAI, information about past routes in 2013 and 2014 can also be found on ragbrai.com.Learn more about Geography