How can I help volunteer to help out with this event?

We are looking for individuals and groups to volunteer. Find a list of volunteer opportunities here


Where can I find hotel and camping information? 

You can find hotel and camping information here.

Don't forget to call (515) 954-9055 to schedule your RV/CAMPER pumping at this event.


Can I apply to be a vendor?

Vendor applications are now closed. Keep your eyes out for the list of vendors coming soon!


Will there be shuttles available?

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) will be providing a special RAGBRAI bus service between Water Works Park and Downtown Des Moines. Learn more here.


Where can I get something to drink or eat?

Food and drink vendors will be located inside Water Works Park, which is where the campgrounds are located and where the concert will take place. Many Greater Des Moines businesses are also open and accessible to riders. 


Where can I park?

There will be parking for registered RAGBRAI vehicles within the campgrounds at Water Works Park.  

Parking at Water Works Park will also be available for the concert and day time activities. More details will be announced at a later date.  

Short-term and mid-term parking for riders starting or ending their ride in Des Moines will be located at the Iowa State Capitol. 


Is there a main medical area?

Emergency medical support will be available along the route, as needed.  

There will be medical personnel and first aid within the campgrounds at Water Works Park. 


Where is the main concert stage located?

Lynyrd Skynrd is the headliner for the RAGBRAI concert series. The concert will take place at the Lauridsen Ampitheater in Water Works Park. See the full entertainment lineup here.


What’s the route?

On Wednesday, July 26th, the route will take RAGBRAI riders from Ames to Des Moines—via Polk City, Ankeny and Polk County. Riders will enter downtown by the Iowa State Capitol and make their way through downtown to Water Works Park. 

On Thursday, July 27th, the route will originate from Water Works Park and come through downtown Des Moines, through the Iowa State Fairgrounds to Pleasant Hill, Altoona, and eventually ending in Tama/Toledo. 

The official turn by turn route will be released soon! RAGBRAI has released the overall route map


I’m local and want to come see the concert. How do I do that?

The concert is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at Water Works Park as well as Downtown Des Moines, with a special RAGBAI shuttle bus service by DART to get back and forth. The special event Park & Ride provided by DART will be located Downtown at the 4th and Grand parking garage. More information can be found here.