Bike Burlington

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About RAGBRAI

The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) – is a yearly seven-day bicycle ride across the state. RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world, and unlike anything you have ever experienced. 


RAGBRAI 2017 begins July 23rd and ends July 29th.


Join us for an unforgettable journey across Iowa. You will be exposed to Iowa's beautiful countryside and small-town hospitality by touring the state with 10,000 of your closest friends and at an unequivocally enjoyable pace.

Riding RAGBRAI with Bike Burlington

Come be a part of the longest, largest, & oldest bicycle touring event in the world & do so with one of Iowa's oldest and most experienced bicycle clubs! 

Bike Burlington is the perfect pairing of accommodating travel, support & camaraderie, helping riders make life-long memories & friendships on an incredible 7-day journey. 


Whether a first-time rider or experienced veteran, Bike Burlington's camping & travel accommodations see to it that riders and their gear get safely across the state. With so many people participating in RAGBRAI, it's nice to have the personalized support of the bike club making for an even more enjoyable ride. 


The Perks: 

  • Rider transportation is provided in an air-conditioned charter bus that will leave from Bickel's Cycling and Fitness in West Burlington, Iowa and travel to the starting town. The bus will also bring you back to West Burlington after the ride is finished. 
  • Parking for the week is FREE!
  • Bike Burlington will transport your luggage for the entire week, find & set up the campsite daily. (Every person is responsible for setting up their own tent.) The route to the campsite will be clearly marked. Bike Burlington has a canopy and chairs at their site. 
  • A generator will be provided at the campsite to recharge cell phones & other electronic devices. 
  • Cold beverages (pop, water, Gatorade, & alcoholic drinks) will be provided at the campsite. Please note-beverage tickets are needed for items provided at the campsite. Tickets are available for purchase at the campsite. 
  • We will have a meet and greet meal the first night. This gives everyone a chance to meet each other and the club's hired support team, including the camp director and assistants. 

Registration Details

Registration opens November 15th, 2016

All riders need to be registered and paid by February 20th, 2017


Below is a step-by-step guide to registering for RAGBRAI with Bike Burlington:


1. To travel with our club you need to be a member. Yearly membership is $20.00 for single or $30.00 for family. You can download the application by clicking on the 'Membership Application' button on the left side of your screen.


2. To begin, head to www.ragbrai.com and register for the ride through the Des Moines Register's registration process. When registering here be sure to note Bike Burlington is group #11. 


Here you will select the dates you will be riding. For example, some riders choose to participate it RAGBRAI for the entire week, while others only ride a day or two. Also, be sure to sign the electronic RABGRAI waiver and select your jersey size and style (if desired). Once the waiver is signed you will be allowed to pay for your bands. If you want to pay by check, your check will have to be i RAGBRAI's hands no later than February 20, 2017.  


3. The final step in the process is to fill out the Transportation Support Application. (Link on left) Send the form in with your payment. We will be setting up the option to pay by Paypal, but the form will still need to be signed and  mailed in. 

The transportation and support fees are; 

Week long rider $200.00 before March 31st and $225.00 after

Daily Rate is $25.00 a day before March 31st and $30.00 after (not including Bus) 


Bike Burlington

Attn: RAGBRAI

P.O. Box 1135

Burlington, IA 52601



It is critical that you get your RAGBRAI payment to RAGBRAI before the 20th of February--all RAGBRAI waiver/fees for clubs have to be in the Des Moines Register's hands before March 1st. 

Registering with our club guarantees you a wristband, so no need to worry about going into the lottery. 

All jerseys ordered at this time will have the inserts imprinted with BIKE BURLINGTON instead of the DES MOINES REGISTER and are $55.00 instead of $65.00. 


The Transportation and Support fees when paid guarantee you a seat on the bus. If not paid before March 31st you may lose your seat on the bus! 


Refunds: If you can't make the ride we will try to help you sell your wrist band, but can make no guarantees. 

Camping Refunds: As with the wrist bands, we will try to help you sell your spot, but can make no guarantees. 

 If you have questions please contact Tyler Bickel at [email protected] or call 319-572-2120. 


Other Important Details

It is critical that you get your payment to us before the 20th of February —all RAGBRAI waivers/fees for clubs have to be in the Des Moines Register's hands by March 1st.  If you miss this date your order will be cancelled and you can reapply directly with the Des Moines Register RAGBRAI general lottery.


Registering with our club guarantees you a wristband, so no need to worry about going into the lottery. 


All jerseys ordered at this time will have the inserts on the sides imprinted with BIKE BURLINGTON instead of the DES MOINES REGISTER and are $55 instead of the $65. 


Refunds: Bike Burlington will not issue any refunds on wrist band purchases after Feb 20th. If you can't make the ride we will try to help you sell your wrist band, but can make no guarantees.


This years camping and transportation fee will be $200.00 if paid before March 31, $225.00 after March 31.


Camping Refunds: The deadline for camping/transportation refunds is May 31st. As with the wrist bands, we will try to help you sell your spot.

If you have any questions please contact Tyler Bickel at 
[email protected] or call 319-754-4410.