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It seems like yesterday that we gave the unfortunate news that the 2020 RAGBRAI was cancelled. Well, registration for the 2021 RAGBRAI is now open for registrations.

The 2021 Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) registration is now officially open to riders. Even though bike riders couldn't participate in this years ride because of COVID-19, there is a lot of optimism for the ride to happen in 2021.

Back in April, officials from RAGBRAI announced that this years ride across Iowa would not happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RAGBRAI was one of the first of many events to get called because of the pandemic. With a new vaccine getting ready to be rolled out in U.S., riders and officials are feeling good about 2021.

In a press release, officials from RAGBRAI said,

"While we are optimistic about a safe and healthy ride in 2021, we know some things will have to change to ensure the safety and health of all. To that end, we are planning for several contingencies due to COVID-19 and will release a detailed FAQ with registration."

Registration for RAGBRAI 2021 officially opened on Monday.

For riders who wanted to ride the original route that RAGBRAI officials planned for 2020, have no worry. The 2021 RAGBRAI route is the exact same, expect for the Friday overnight stop in Maquoketa. According to officials,

"Unfortunately, Maquoketa had to withdraw as the Friday overnight town due to construction projects that can’t be avoided. We are working on a new overnight town and will announce them as soon as possible."

As it stands now, the current 2021 RAGBRAI route is Le Mars, Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Anamosa, TBA, and ending in Clinton. The ride will begin on July 25 and end July 31.

Here are a few details when it comes to registering for the 2021 RAGBRAI:

Important details for transfer riders:

  • You must use the email address associated with your 2020 registration to access your 2021 registration.
  • All Day Pass Riders will be uploaded into the new registration platform by end of day 12/7.
  • All minors/guardians of minors will be uploaded into the new registration platform by end of day 12/7.
  • By January 2021, all of your merchandise, and vehicles that transferred will be assigned to your registration.
  • We will honor day pass transfers from 2020 to 2021.
  • Read the transfer rider section of the FAQ

Deadline to register for RAGBRAI XLVIII:

  • Teams must be registered by April 01, 2021
  • Individual weeklong riders and weeklong non-riders must be registered by April 01, 2021
  • Day pass riders must be registered by June 01, 2021.
  • *Due to COVID-19, day rider passes are not currently available.

Cost to ride RAGBRAI:

  • Weeklong Rider Registration is $175
  • Weeklong Non-Rider Registration is $35

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