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ABBREVIATED HOURS NOVEMBER 6 - 23. PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING. 641-236-8600
 
 
 
 
 

RAGBRAI Charter Signup

RAGBRAI Registration Open

Riding your bike across Iowa is fun! Let us take care of the logistics for you.  We will get you to the start town with your gear and bicycle, set up a campsite for you each day, carry your bags from town to town, have a refreshment area with a light snack ready and waiting for you at the end of your ride each day; and bring you, your gear, and bicycle back to Grinnell.

Services provided in camp for only our campers:

  • Shower trailer including 4 men's and 4 women's showers
  • Portable toilets
  • Snacks
  • Sports drink
  • Daily grocery store run (extra fees)

Additional services available:

  • Tent service
  • RAGBRAI In-style - a bunkhouse with air-conditioned rooms, beds with real mattresses, full-length mirrors, and a camp toilet

If you are only coming for part of the week click on promotional and type "D1" to see our full list of offerings

To see full descriptions scroll past the sign-up area to see our full list of services and descriptions.

Store Phone Number 641-236-8600                 Store Email Address info@bikestoyou.com

Craig's cell phone 641-990-4820

Signing up for our RAGBRAI charter does not include rider credentials from RAGBRAI.com.  You will still need to purchase your rider wristband in order to ride RAGBRAI.  Prior to April 1st, you can sign up for the RAGBRAI lottery on RAGBRAI.com.  After April 1st you can call us; we may know of someone trying to sell their credentials, or watch the RAGBRAI Forums. Usually, people sell credentials they may not need on the forum pages. Check out the descriptions of each product to view specifics on each service. If you sign up for our RAGBRAI charter and do not get credentials you can receive a full credit towards next year’s charter service.  If you do not receive credentials with the lottery there are always extra credentials available for face value. We can walk you through how to get credentials from someone who is selling them through the RAGBRAI forum. We do not offer refunds outside of this circumstance.

RAGBRAI Charter Services

Partial webinar from 2017

RAGBRAI Charter Campground

Join us in Grinnell on the morning of July 21st for a motorcoach bus ride to the start town. Bikes are packed between packing blankets in a professional semi-trailer; luggage will go in the undercarriage bus compartments. We leave super early in the morning, so you may wish to stay at one of Grinnell’s fine bed and breakfasts or hotels. We will transport your gear from overnight town to overnight town and have a designated campsite for our charter. Our staff will mark the route from the beginning of the town to the campsite. We try to find campsites with good shade, close to showers, restrooms, and food. At the campsite, we provide one sports drink per day and all the water you can drink. If anything you desire is not provided, our staff does make one trip each morning to the grocery store and we can pick up additional items for a fee.  At the end of the week, you will ride back from the end town to Grinnell on the same motorcoach buses.

A typical day on our RAGBRAI Charter is waking up early in the morning.  Between the sun and the other riders getting up you will have no problem waking up early.  Pack your bags and tent up and place your bags at the end of our semi-trailer.  Our RAGBRAI Charter staff will pack your bags in the truck.  You will ride your bike from town to town along the RAGBRAI route enjoying the scenery, people, and other riders along the way.  Know that our RAGBRAI Charter staff are diligently working on preparing a great campsite in the next town for you.  When you arrive in the overnight town our staff will have B2U signs posted from the edge of town directing you to the campsite.  Signs will be posted every block to our RAGBRAI Charter Campsite.  When you get to our RAGBRAI Charter campsite you will find your bags neatly lined up in our campsite, easy to find, and visible.

We locate our RAGBRAI Charter campsite close to bathrooms, some food, and shade.  After you get in you can shower and eat some food.  Many of our RAGBRAI Charter riders choose to hang out in the campsite and socialize.  We have a refreshment area set up for you to enjoy a sports drink or water and some light snacks. Any groceries which have been ordered will be available in the refreshment area when you arrive at the campsite.

RAGBRAI Charter Campground plus Tent Service

This service includes everything the RAGBRAI Charters campground service includes PLUS we set up and tear down a Marmot Limestone 4P tent for you each day.  Each tent comes with a foam sleeping pad and chair.  If you would like to have someone stay in the tent with you please let us know and we will include a second pad and chair at no additional charge. Your tent mate does need to sign up for the RAGBRAI Charter campground service.

A typical day on our RAGBRAI Charter is waking up early in the morning.  Between the sun and the other riders getting up you will have no problem waking up early.  Pack your bags and place your bags at the end of our semi-trailer.  Our RAGBRAI Charter staff will pack your bags in the trailer.  You will ride your bike from town to town along the RAGBRAI route enjoying the scenery, people, and other riders along the way.  Know that our RAGBRAI Charter staff are diligently working on preparing a great campsite in the next town for you.  When you arrive in the overnight town there will be B2U signs posted from the edge of town directing you to the campsite.  Signs will be posted every block along the way to our RAGBRAI Charter Campsite.  When you get to our RAGBRAI Charter campsite you will find your bags neatly lined up in our campsite, easy to find, and visible.

Our RAGBRAI Charter tent service staff will have your tent set up and ready for you by noon.  The great thing about purchasing a RAGBRAI Charter tent service is you never have to deal with a wet tent due to Iowa’s heavy morning dew. The RAGBRAI Charter tent service is set up as soon as our staff arrives at the campsite and the ground starts to dry.  Customers have commented that “Purchasing the RAGBRAI Charter tent service meant they did not need to deal with their wet tent in the morning or setting a wet tent up in the afternoon. It was set up and ready for me when I got into town.”  We place your chair and foam pad inside the RAGBRAI Charter tent.  You grab your bags and put them in your RAGBRAI Charter tent immediately and move to whatever you want to do next with your day.

We locate our RAGBRAI Charter campsite close to bathrooms, some food, and shade. After you get in you can shower and eat some food.  Many of our RAGBRAI Charter riders choose to hang out in the campsite and socialize.  We have a refreshment area set up for you to enjoy a sports drink or water.  Our RAGBRAI Charter director makes one morning trip to the grocery store and is very good at finding peoples varied and specific taste preferences for food and beverage. All items ordered are available in the refreshment area when you arrive at the campsite.

Airport Pickup

We offer an airport pickup with our RAGBRAI Charters.  We pick you up at the Des Moines Airport and take you to your choice of accommodations in Grinnell. We have a full list of available bed and breakfasts as well as hotels in Grinnell on our RAGBRAI FAQ page. Once we have all of the arrival and departure times, we will construct a schedule and email it to you. You will know who is picking you up, their cell phone number, when our staff will arrive at the airport, and when you will depart for Grinnell.

Day and other specialty special services

We offer a number of ways to customize our packages.  If you want our standard RAGBRAI Charter service but want to take care of driving yourself we have a no bus option.  If you can only ride a few days and want to pay per day we have a per day rate.  Please call us and we can help you sign up for a RAGBRAI Charters custom package 641-236-8600. Listed below are some of the different RAGBRAI Charter service options we have done in the past:

RAGBRAI Charter Week long no Bus

RAGBRAI Charter two days riding one-day camping

RAGBRAI Charter three days riding two nights camping

RAGBRAI Charter four days riding three nights camping

RAGBRAI Charter second half of the week service with bus service back to Grinnell