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RAGBRAI 50 to Take Bike Riders Across Mid-Section of Iowa
After taking bike riders across northern Iowa last year, this year’s route for the 50th anniversary of RAGBRAI will be similar to the original route a half-decade earlier.
RAGBRAI 2022 included overnight stays in Mason City, Charles City, and West Union. The 2023 edition of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa starts in Sioux City on July 22 and ends in Davenport on July 29. Along the way, overnight stops include Storm Lake, Carroll, Ames, Des Moines, Tama-Toledo and Coralville.
This year’s route is 500 miles long and includes almost 17,000 feet of climb.
From west to east, here are the 2023 overnight stops:
- Expo Day – July 22: Sioux City
- Day 1 – July 23: Storm Lake in Buena Vista County
- Day 2 – July 24: Carroll in Carroll County
- Day 3 – July 25: Ames
- Day 4 – July 26: Des Moines
- Day 5 – July 27: Tama-Toledo
- Day 6 – July 28: Coralville
- Day 7 – July 29: Davenport