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RAGBRAI® TRANSPORTATION
Registration

Important Dates and DeadlinesInitial Deposits Drop Off Location at the Start of RAGBRAI
Registration LimitsNon-Upright Bicycle FeeRegular Registration Deadline and Late Registration
Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds


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.
  • Click Here to register for our transportation service.

Important Dates and Deadlines

RAGBRAI

  • Monday, Nov. 15th, 2021
    • RAGBRAI event registration opens
  • Friday, Jan. 28th, 2022
    • RAGBRAI route announcement
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15th, 2022
    • Deadline for paper RAGBRAI event registration submission
  • Friday, April 15th, 2022
    • Deadline for online RAGBRAI event registration for team and week-long riders and and weeklong nonriders
  • Sunday, May 1st, 2022
    • RAGBRAI wristband numbers emailed
  • Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
    • Deadline for online RAGBRAI event registration for rider individual day passes

Our Transportation Service

  • Monday, Nov. 15th, 2021
    • Initial deposits to guarantee space on our RAGBRAI Transportation Service accepted
  • Shortly after the RAGBRAI route is announced on Friday, Jan. 28th, 2022
    • We will announce our full price schedule
  • Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
    • Deadline for previously registered participants who DECIDE TO PARTICIPATE to remit their remaining balance due to us
    • Deadline for previously registered participants who DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE to request a refund
    • Deadline for reduced pricing and guaranteed seat availability for postponed 2020 participants.
  • Sunday, May 1st, 2022
    • RAGBRAI rider number required for all new registrations.
    • All previous registrations must provide us their RAGBRAI rider number.
  • Saturday, June 25th, 2022 - 12:00 am CDT
    • A late fee of $25.00 each way will be assessed for all new registrations.

Initial Deposits
Registration for RAGBRAI is now a first-come, first-served basis and no longer utilizes a lottery system. Accordingly, before the RAGBRAI route and our full price schedule is announced we accept registrations on an initial deposit basis. This way you can be guaranteed a spot on our transportation service immediately after you initially register for RAGBRAI itself and guarantee your personal plans as appropriate.

  • Click Here for more information about our prices.

After our Full Price Schedule is Announced
After our full price schedule is announced, you must remit any remaining amount due by 11:59 pm CST March 15.

Or, if you decide that the full price for our transportation service is more than you are willing to pay, we can issue you a refund of your registration fees minus an administrative fee of $50.00 if you submit your refund request by 11:59 pm CST March 15. Please note that 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.

If you do not remit the remaining amount due or submit your refund request by 11:59 pm CST March 15 we will cancel your registration and seat reservation and you will forfeit your entire deposit.

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

After our full price schedule is announced all new registrations must pay the full registration amount and we will no longer accept any registrations on a deposit basis.

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 all 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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