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RAGBRAI®

The RAGBRAI team we organize for the yearly bike ride was created out of a need to remove the accessibility barriers experienced by those cyclists with physical disabilities or visual impairments. There was an opportunity for creating a team for the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa for as long as the event has been around and also wanted to help cyclists that we had come to know.


RAGBRAI 2011 was the first year we sponsored a team, with a great group made up of 24 riders, 11 of which were physically disabled or visually impaired. Since our first ride, we have looked to increase our numbers and provide a great experience for those that love cycling.
Presenting Sponsor: Iowa Farm Bureau. Together we are FARM STRONG®
The Iowa Farm Bureau is proud to celebrate farmers and all Iowans who summon the strength to do more, be more.  Those individuals who don’t have an ounce of quit in them.  Those who are Farm Strong®.
Eligibility

In order to participate in RAGBRAI as a member of the Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team Presented by Iowa Farm Bureau, we require all cyclists  to be able to self-propel or physically assist in the population of a cycle. We approach RAGBRAI as a major endurance event and our cyclists need to be prepared accordingly. 

Joining our Team

If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer or cyclist with a disability please contact us at 888-777-8881 or at mike.boone@adaptivesportsiowa.org 

Amenities
All Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team Presented by Iowa Farm Bureau members with physical and vision disabilities are provided the following amenities:
  • Team cycling jersey
  • Accessible transportation from Des Moines to the starting location, and from the ending location back to Des Moines
  • SAG Crew to help transport overnight essentials between overnight stay locations
  • Support crew and vehicles to transfer wheelchairs and other essential equipment
  • Accommodations for overnights that are indoors and accessible
Overnight Locations

2017 RAGBRAI® ROUTE 

 Date Town Mileage Climb Special Note
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Orange City - -
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Spencer 62.6 1,283 Gravel Loop
Monday, July 24, 2017 Algona 71.7 1,631 Karras Loop
Mr. Pork Chop Day
Tuesday, July, 25, 2017 Clear Lake 51.4 934 People for Bikes Day
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Charles City 57.5 1,290 Law Enforcement
Appreciation Day
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Cresco 54.6 2,257 RAGBRAI® Jersey Day
Friday, July 28, 2017 Waukon 60.1 2,483 College Spirit Day
Saturday, July 39, 2017 Lansing 44.8 3,200 Tire Dip
  TOTAL  402.6 13,078  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packing List
DAILY NEEDS:
Water Bottle
All-in-one Tool
Bike Lock
Camera
Electrical Tape
Road ID
Helmet
Patch Kit
Spare Tube
Tire Lever
Pump or air cartridge
Cycling Gloves
Appropriate footwear
Portable electronic device charger
Plastic waterproof case
Ziploc case
Zip Ties
Cash/Credit Card
Health Insurance Card & ID
Sunscreen/Lip Balm
Toilet Paper
Air Mattress
Catheter Supplies 
CLOTHING:
Hat
Cycling/Riding shorts (2-3 pair)
Sunglasses
Swim Suit
T-Shirts (2-3)
Underwear (3-5)
Shorts (1-2 pair)
Pants (1)
Rain Jacket
Biking Shoes
Biking Socks
Cycling Gloves
Sandals/Casual Shoes
TOILETRIES:
Prepackaged Wipes
Disposable Razor
Eye-Drops
Q-Tips
Shampoo
Anti-Chaffing lotion
Soap
Deodorant
Soap to wash clothes
Toilet Paper
Tooth Brush & Toothpaste
Prescriptions
Band Aids
MISC.
Bug Spray
Ear Plugs
Gum
Ziploc Bags
Sleeping Bag or Sheets
Small Pillow
Towel

DO NOT PACK!
Cooler
More then one overnight bag
Camping gear

You can download the picking list here: Packing List.pdf

If you’re a passionate cyclist, we would love to see ride with the Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team presented by Iowa Farm Bureau for the next ride! Contact us to learn more and get registered today!

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2016 Team Finishing in Muscatine, IA

 

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