For locals or early arrivers, LCC can load your bikes on the Ryder trucks from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Friday night before the start of RAGBRAI. The remaining bikes will be loaded Saturday morning before departure at 10:00AM.
As a courtesy to our staff, please remove your pedals before having your bike loaded on the trucks. This will save space for other bikes. We will have pedal wrenches available if needed. We recommend bringing a zip lock bag to store them in during the bus rides.
Individuals flying or driving a long distance can ship their bicycle to 4303 40th St, Des Moines, IA 50310 via UPS or FedEx. We will store your bike and get it loaded on the trucks. You will be able to make accommodations in Lansing to ship your bike home via Send My Bike or Race Day Transport.
Arriving Early From Out of Town
If you are coming from out of town and need a place to stay Friday night you can reserve a room at the Holiday Inn in downtown Des Moines (1050 6th Ave, 515-283-0151). Our ARROW Charter bus will then pick you up from the hotel on Saturday morning the 22nd at 8:00 AM. They will also provide free shuttle service to the airport when we get back at the end of the week Saturday.
Once your liability waiver, application, and form of payment have been received you will receive an email confirmation to let you know you are all set up and will be joining LCC for the ride! We ask that once you receive your wristband number you email that over to us at your earliest convenience.
Departure and Return
Departure Date and Time: July 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Super Target parking lot in Ankeny, IA – 2135 SE Delaware Ave. There will be room for parking your vehicle all week if needed.
Return Date and Time: Saturday, 2017 at 3:30 PM in the end town. Due to traffic in the final town every year this time is strict. As a courtesy to all the other riders and staff on the team please allow for plenty of time to get to the end town . Our meet up spot will be announced at a later date once we meet with the town coordinators. If you are going to have an issue getting to Lansing on time please contact Justin Eastman or Jake Simons.
We understand that things happen or things come up unexpectedly. If you need to cancel before May 15th a full refund will be granted. Between May 15th and June 1st there will be a $10 cancellation fee per rider. There will be no refund issued after June 1st.
Questions:? Contact the LCC RAGBRAI Coordinators
Justin Eastman – (563) 349-0077 (new number)
Jake Simons – (515)201-9812
Email – LCCragbrai@gmail.com