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RAGBRAI® TRANSPORTATION
Bicycle Shipping

Through Our MechanicTo the Start and From the End of RAGBRAI

If you will be travelling to or from Chicago aboard a long distance public transportation carrier, we strongly recommend shipping your bike separately instead of transporting it with you aboard yourself. This is because your bike must be boxed and assembled/disassembled anyways since every long distance public transportation carrier requires your bicycle to be boxed and transported aboard as a piece of checked baggage (except for a very limited number of Amtrak trains).

  • Click Here for more information about transporting your bicycle aboard long distance public transportation.
  • Click Here for more information about shipping your bicycle to and from our events instead of transporting it aboard a long distance public transportation carrier.
  • Click Here for more information about the bicycle shipments.

There are two options for shipping your bike to the start or from the end of RAGBRAI - through our mechanic in Chicago or through one of RAGBRAI's officially sanctioned bike shipping companies.

Through Our Mechanic
You can ship your bicycle through our mechanic, have him assemble/disassemble it, and then have us transport it as part of our regular transportation service.

We strongly recommend shipping your bike through our mechanic rather than shipping it directly to the start and/or from the end of RAGBRAI. Many, many fewer people will be shipping their bike through our mechanic than the hundreds of other people shipping their bike through RAGBRAI's bike shipping companies, so you will be able to get much more personalized service and attention and have any questions or issues addressed much more quickly and easily. Your bike will also be available immediately when we drop you off at the start of RAGBRAI rather than having to go and find it to pick it up amidst the mass confusion of the RAGBRAI bike expo. You also won't run the risk of it not being ready or not properly reassembled when you arrive. There is no better way to be absolutely positive your bike will be ready to ride at the start of RAGBRAI than shipping it through our mechanic!

  • Click Here for more information about shipping your bike through our mechanic.

Bicycle Shipping Containers
We will transport your reusable shipping container to the start of RAGBRAI from Chicago only 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 reusable shipping container from the end of RAGBRAI to Chicago if you will be using it to both ship your bike directly to the start of RAGBRAI and from Chicago after the end. Your reusable 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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To the Start and From the End of RAGBRAI

You can also ship your bike directly to the start and/or from the end of RAGBRAI. If you decide that this is the better option for you we also offer the option to transport just you and your baggage (and not your bicycle) at a discounted rate!

  • Click Here for more information about RAGBRAI's official bicycle shipping services.

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