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Bicycle Shipping

To the Start and From the End of RAGBRAIThrough Chicago

If you will be travelling to or from Chicago aboard a long distance public transportation carrier, we strongly recommend shipping your bike directly to the start and/or from the end of RAGBRAI instead of transporting it with you aboard yourself. You will be able to save yourself a significant amount of hassle and we have transportation available for just you and your baggage (and not your bicycle) at a discounted rate!

  • Click Here for more information about long distance public transportation carriers.
  • Click Here for more information about shipping your bicycle to and from our events.

To the Start and From the End of RAGBRAI
High Country Shipping is the exclusive bicycle shipping service for RAGBRAI. Their dedicated staff of professionals will help you arrange and schedule all of the details for you to ship your bike anywhere in the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and also worldwide.

  • Click Here for more information about the services High Country Shipping offers, to receive an instant rate quote, and to make a reservation online.

High Country Shipping will generate your shipping documents and their rates are very close to the shipping rates found at your neighborhood UPS or FedEx shipping store. Their online shipping calculator can let you know your one-way shipping rate before you ship, and if you choose to use your own shipping carrier account number they can still receive, ship out, and transport your bicycle for an additional fee. They will also generate and provide you your shipping label(s) based on your specific shipping information and keep you informed of your shipment's progress along the way. You will also be able to track your shipment yourself through the tracking number to ensure its on-time arrival.

A basic amount of insurance is included with their service within the continental US and additional insurance is also available. If your shipment incurs damage in transit, High Country Shipping will also assist you with the claims handling process.

Before the start of the event, High Country Shipping will receive your boxed bicycle shipment and deliver it to the bike expo at the start of RAGBRAI where you will pick it up.

Transportation of your bicycle shipping container during the event is included as part of their services. They can also transport one for you for an additional fee even if you do not ship your bike through them.

After the end of the event, they will have a special area set up near the end dip site where you can drop off your bicycle with them to be shipped back. You can also pick your bicycle shipping container there if they transported it across the state for you or you can purchase a cardboard one if you need to.

Professional bicycle assembly and disassembly services will be available through their partner bike shops.

Through Chicago
If you prefer, you can also ship your bicycle through Chicago instead of to the start or from the end of RAGBRAI and have us transport it ourselves directly with you on our transportation service. If you decide to ship your bicycle through Chicago you will need to pay extra for us to transport it (as opposed to just transporting you and your baggage) and you will need to make sure it is properly loaded into our support vehicle.

Before the start of RAGBRAI, you can be absolutely positive your fully assembled bicycle will be ready to ride and you will also not need to go pick it up at the bike expo. After the end of the event it will be available immediately when we drop you off in Chicago.

If you are planning on having your bike boxed and shipped to and/or from Chicago you will be able to pick it up and/or drop it off directly at the bike shop yourself since the bike shop is also our main transportation staging point in Chicago.

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Bicycle Shipping Containers
We will transport your hard, reusable bicycle shipping container to the start of RAGBRAI from Chicago if you will be using it to ship your bike to Chicago before the start of RAGBRAI and also directly from the end of RAGBRAI. Likewise, we will transport your hard, reusable bicycle shipping container from the end of RAGBRAI to Chicago if you will be using it to both ship your bike directly from the start of RAGBRAI and from Chicago after the end. Your hard, reusable bicycle shipping container will be your one and only allowable piece of baggage and you must keep all your personal items inside it.

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