Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team Presented By Iowa Farm Bureau

Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI®)

Adaptive Sports Iowa (ASI) recognized that cyclists with disabilities face many barriers that limit the accessibility of  RAGBRAI. ASI organized this team to reduce the impact of these barriers and make RAGBRAI accessible and enjoyable to cyclists with disabilities. The team was first organized in 2011 and consisted of 24 riders, 11 of which had physical or visual disabilities. Today, our team regularly reaches up to 80 riders with 30 or more riders with disabilities. Since our first ride, we have looked to increase our numbers and provide a great experience for those that love cycling. Thanks to our generous sponsors and volunteers, RAGBRAI has become a strong tradition for the Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team.

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.

Registration

2022 RAGBRAI team registration closed April 1, 2022. Participants should reach out to info@adaptivesportsiowa.org early for next year’s team. Team registration for 2023 will open around November 2022.

Amenities

All Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team Presented by Iowa Farm Bureau members with physical and visual 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

2022 RAGBRAI® ROUTE

Date Town Mileage Climb Special Note
7/24 Sergeant Bluff to Ida Grove 53.2 mi 2,545 ft Air Force 75th Anniversary, Mile of Silence
7/25 Ida Grove to Pocahontas 71.2 mi 1,694 ft PeopleForBikes Day, College Jersey Day
7/26 Pocahontas to Emmetsburg 56.4 mi 756 ft Dream Team 25th Anniversary Day
7/27 Emmetsburg to Mason City 105 mi 1,699 ft John Karras Day, RAGBRAI Jersey Day
7/28 Mason City to Charles City 47.9 mi 1,260 ft Charlie Harper Day, Crazy Socks Day
7/29 Charles City to West Union 63 mi 2,025 ft Iowa State Patrol Appreciation Day
7/30 West Union to Lansing  65.4 mi 2,966 ft Mississippi Tire Dip Day

Training Program

Click Here to view the RAGBRAI Training Program 

Packing List

You can download the packing list here: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

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 than one bike, more than one overnight bag/tote, Camping Gear

Interested in joining our team?

Interested in joining as a volunteer or cyclist with a disability, click the button below to receive more information.

Presenting Sponsor

Iowa Farm Bureau LogoTogether 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®.

Empty chairs of RAGBRAI participants

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