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RAGBRAI® TRANSPORTATION
Registration

Important Dates and DeadlinesBefore the RAGBRAI Lottery Results are Announced
After the RAGBRAI Lottery Results are Announced Drop Off Location at the Start of RAGBRAI
Registration LimitsNon-Upright Bicycle FeeRegular Registration Deadline and Late Registration
Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds


Registration for our 2021 RAGBRAI Transportation Service is now open!
CLICK HERE to register!

Our transportation service is available only to officially registered participants of RAGBRAI. Unfortunately we cannot allow anyone to join us who does not have an official RAGBRAI rider number.

Registering for our transportation service does not automatically register you to participate in RAGBRAI itself or Pork Belly Ventures or any other charter service, and registering to participate in RAGBRAI or for Pork Belly Ventures or any other charter service does not automatically register you for our transportation service. You must register and pay for our transportation service, RAGBRAI itself, and Pork Belly Ventures or any other charter service separately on your own. We strongly recommend registering for everything at the same time and as early as possible.

  • Click Here for more information about registering for RAGBRAI itself.
  • Click Here for more information about Pork Belly Ventures charter service. (coming soon!)
  • Click Here to register for our transportation service.

Important Dates and Deadlines

RAGBRAI

  • Monday, Dec. 7th, 2020
    • RAGBRAI event registration opens
  • Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2021
    • RAGBRAI route announcement
  • Monday, Feb. 15th, 2021 (tentative)
    • Deadline for manual (paper) RAGBRAI event registration submission
  • Thursday, April 1st, 2021
    • Deadline for online RAGBRAI event registration for week-long riders
  • Saturday, May 1st, 2021 (tentative for 2021)
    • RAGBRAI event registration lottery results posted

Our Transportation Service

  • Monday, March 15th, 2021
    • Deadline for guaranteed seat availability for postponed 2020 participants.
  • Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 (revised 5/12/21, previously Saturday, May 1st, 2021)
    • RAGBRAI rider number required for all new registrations
  • Monday, June 21st, 2021 - 11:59 pm CDT (revised 5/12/21, previously Friday, May 21st, 2021)
    • Deadline for previously registered participants who WERE SELECTED in the lottery to inform us of their RAGBRAI rider number
    • Deadline for previously registered participants who WERE NOT SELECTED to request a refund
  • Saturday, June 26th, 2021 - 12:00 am CDT
    • A late fee of $25.00 each way will be assessed.

Before the RAGBRAI Lottery Results are Announced
We will accept registrations for our transportation service before the RAGBRAI lottery results are announced. That way you can be guaranteed a spot if your registration is selected in the RAGBRAI lottery and make your personal plans as appropriate. Accordingly, you will not need your official RAGBRAI rider number in order to register for our transportation service at that time.

After the RAGBRAI Lottery Results are Announced

New Registrations for Our Transportation Service
After the RAGBRAI lottery results are announced, all new registrations for any transportation service will require you to include your RAGBRAI rider number as part of the registration process.

Your RAGBRAI Registration IS SELECTED in the Lottery
If you had previously registered for any transportation service before the lottery results were announced and your RAGBRAI registration IS SELECTED in the lottery, you must provide us with your official RAGBRAI rider number on or before 11:59 pm CDT, Friday May 21st, 2021. This is exactly three weeks after the RAGBRAI lottery results are announced, about two months before our transportation service to the start of RAGBRAI, and about one month before the regular registration deadline.

Your RAGBRAI Registration IS NOT SELECTED in the Lottery
If you had previously registered for any transportation service before the lottery results were announced and your RAGBRAI registration IS NOT SELECTED in the lottery we will issue you a full and complete refund of your registration fees for our transportation service and we will not charge you an administrative fee to do so.

You must submit your refund request on or before 11:59 pm CDT, Friday May 21st, 2021 (tentative). This is exactly three weeks after the RAGBRAI lottery results are announced, about two months before our transportation service to the start of RAGBRAI, and about one month before the regular registration deadline.

If we have reached our registration limits and have a waiting list when you cancel, we will immediately offer your seat to another participant on our waiting list and another one may not be available in the future even if you are able to acquire an official RAGBRAI rider number from another rider.

  • Click Here for more information about our waiting list policy.

Drop Off Location at the Start of RAGBRAI
You must let us know if you want us to drop you off at at our transportation staging point or at the Pork Belly Ventures camping location at the start of RAGBRAI so that we can properly load bikes and baggage in Chicago.

If you register for our transportation service before these locations have been determined and don't know which location you want use, we will follow up with you after they are determined. Otherwise we will need to assume that you will want to be dropped off at our transportation staging point.

  • Click Here for more information about the RAGBRAI starting town drop off locations.
  • Click Here for more information about bicycle and baggage loading in Chicago before the start of RAGBRAI.

Registration Limits
Our registration limit for both transportation services is 56 people, the capacity of a standard charter coach bus.

Once we reach our registration limits we will maintain a waiting list. If enough people are on the waiting list we will charter an additional coach bus.

  • Click Here for more information about our waiting list policy.

Non-Upright Bicycle Fee
There will be an additional fee to transport non-upright bikes such as recumbents and tandems. However, there will not be an additional charge to transport a tandem bicycle if both people riding it also both register for the same transportation services. Trikes (any bicycle with three or more wheels) are not allowed because we cannot easily and quickly transport them in any support vehicle.

  • Click Here for more information about transporting non-upright bicycles.

Regular Registration Deadline and Late Registration
The regular registration deadline for both RAGBRAI transportation services will be at 11:59 pm CST, Friday June 25th, 2021, which is exactly one month before the start of RAGBRAI.

After the regular registration deadline a late fee of $25.00 each way for our transportation service will be assessed.

  • Click Here for more information about registration deadlines and late registration.

Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds

WE DO NOT ISSUE ANY REFUNDS AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON

  • Click Here for more information about our refund policy.
  • Click Here for more information about changes and cancellations.
Force Majure
In the event we are completely unable to run an event due to circumstances beyond our control your registration will be honored as a credit toward any future Bicycle Illinois and Bike Wisconsin event, service, or merchandise item that will never expire.

Travel Insurance
If you do not participate and would like a refund you MUST purchase an individual travel insurance plan, which will reimburse you according to the plan coverage. Many plans are very reasonably priced.

As part of your initial online registration you will have the option to purchase an individual travel insurance plan offered through RegShield. This plan must be purchased as part of your initial online registration - it cannot be added later.

If do not purchase the RegShield plan online or register using the paper registration form you can still purchase an individual travel insurance plan. Click Here or visit https://www.travelexinsurance.com/ to get the details and benefits of the plan offered through Travelex Insurance, get a quote, and purchase coverage.

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