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RAGBRAI® TRANSPORTATION
Charter Services During the Week


We will only be offering transportation services between downtown Chicago and the start and end of RAGBRAI. We will not be offering any other services during the week of RAGBRAI itself such as baggage transportation between overnight towns or private reserved camping areas.

Instead, we have partnered with Pork Belly Ventures to provide these daily services to our participants during the week. Pork Belly Ventures is an official full-service RAGBRAI charter. We will get you to and from RAGBRAI while Pork Belly Ventures will allow you to ride your bike while they do ALL the work.

  • Click Here for more information about Pork Belly Ventures.

About Pork Belly Ventures

For nearly three decades, Pork Belly Ventures has created a lively little village within the throng of RAGBRAI, offering amenities, comforts, and entertainment for our riders - right in camp! The big mobile infrastructure and capable, friendly crew of PBV will makes your life on the road a whole lot easier!

They are Iowans, born and bred, and Pork Belly Ventures has grown up on RAGBRAI. They started out with a hundred riders, one rented baggage truck, and about four crew members. Now, their crew alone numbers over one hundred. With their large infrastructure of custom-built equipment, they aim to make life in camp a whole lot easier for folks who spend the best week of the year with them. They brew morning coffee, invite local breakfast and lunch vendors into their campsites, provide a hot and private shower with a towel, and offer catered dinners in the evening along with great live music on their stage. They can refrigerate medication, accommodate CPAP users, offer you a day off the bike, charge e-bike batteries, and so much more. They welcome you to join them!

Weeklong Accommodations

  • Well-appointed campsites and daily transport of baggage
  • Your daily shower on air-conditioned trailers, towel included, right in camp (more than 60 stalls), endless hot water, private dressing areas, liquid soap dispensers.
  • Our large, friendly crew at the Front Desk and throughout camp.
  • Optional tent rental service with set-up, take-down, and baggage moving all week
  • Contracted porta-toilets and our Restroom Trailer with flushing fixtures, lighting, and ventilation
  • Inexpensive SAG on a luxury motorcoach
  • Hand-Washing and -Sanitizing Stations.
  • Phone-Charging Trailers—you can charge securely in locking compartments
  • Shade Canopies with misting fans and chairs, often flanked around our stage
  • Fresh-brewed morning coffee
  • Inexpensive ice-cold beverages
  • Bike Mechanics to assist afternoons/evenings
  • Massage Therapy in camp, plus Daily Yoga
  • Catered Dinners (local caterers), 3 included, 3 optional
  • Live Music on Stage, early evening
  • Food Trucks and/or other local vendors for lunch and breakfast
  • Optional midweek laundry service
  • PBV Host-Town Maps for each day of the week
  • Souvenir PBV t-shirt
  • Quiet in camp around 9:30 - Our riders need their sleep.

Additional Services

  • Pro-rated support—ride any number of consecutive days
  • Midweek shuttles to/from the Des Moines airport, for those who want to ride the first three days or the last four.
  • Hotel stays on a limited basis.
  • Indoor sleeping when we can arrange it
  • Bike shipping through Sendmybike.com
  • Bike rental on a limited basis.

Registration
The registration and fees for Pork Belly Ventures charter service and the registration and fees for our transportation service are separate and they should not be submitted together. Registering for our transportation service does not automatically register you for Pork Belly Ventures charter service, and registering for Pork Belly Ventures charter service does not automatically register you for our transportation service. You must register and pay for both separately on your own. Please do not send us your registration or fees for Pork Belly Ventures charter service or send Pork Belly Ventures the registration or fees for our transportation service.

We strongly recommend registering for our transportation service, RAGBRAI itself, and Pork Belly Ventures RAGBRAI charter services at the same time and as early as possible!

P.O. Box 8454 • Chicago, IL 60680 • (877) TOUR-ILL [868-7455]
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