addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

RAGBRAI 2013

This listing will continue to be updated as
information becomes available - please check back often!

 

Often described as a rolling Mardi Gras, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is a seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into it's 41st year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world!

This year's route is the 2nd shortest and 15th flattest in RAGBRAI's 41 year history - this is the perfect time to join in the fun!

Start - Council Bluffs
56.8 Miles - Harlan
83 Miles - Perry
49.9 Miles - Des Moines
49.9 Miles - Knoxville
52 Miles - Oskaloosa
52 Miles - Fairfield
63 Miles - Fort Madison


Our group will be riding as part of the Chicago Urban Bicycling Society (CUBS) team.

Cost is $825.00/person (includes $150.00 RAGBRAI rider fee)
and is payable in three installments.

NOTE: CUBS has a 65 rider limit - register ASAP!


~ CUBS 2013 Registration is Now Closed ~



CUBS Registration Information

CUBS Membership Agreement

CUBS Medical & Emergency Form



Take me to the RAGBRAI site!

Take me to the CUBS site!


How to Register
*
Access the RABRAI registration page
here.

* Select the Week Long Rider option when registering.
* Do NOT register as an individual; register as part of the CUBS group.
* Do NOT provide any payment information to RAGBRAI directly - do NOT give a credit card number when registering or send a check. You will pay CUBS and CUBS will pay RAGBRAI for the entire group.
* Don't forget to register on the CUBS site and complete their online registration form as well! Afterwards, you will supply CUBS with three completed hard copy forms - 1) RAGBRAI Release (find it on the RAGBRAI site - link above); and CUBS 2) Membership Agreement and 3) Medical & Emergency Form (links above).


After officially registering with RAGBRAI and CUBS, please update the comment on your "YES" RSVP for this ride so we can keep track of everyone's status.


Itinerary / Accomodations

* Saturday, July 20th: 4am (!) meet at Lincoln Hall Middle School, 6855 N Crawford, Lincolnwood - load up bikes and luggage on a truck, board the tour-style bus and be on the road by 5am. Saturday night we bunk at the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs (shower facilities available). Everyone will be signing in on Day 1 and will be assigned their luggage color at that time. Everyone with the same color stays at the same house so we need to coordinate this - hold off signing in until everyone from LCBG is present.
* Camping in host families' yards - entire CUBS team at one house for dinner, multiple homes for sleeping (we will ask CUBS to keep entire LCBG together but no guarantees); one night's lodging mid-week (Des Moines?) in a hotel.

* Everyone is responsible for bringing their own tent... or buddy up with a friend (FYI - REI rents tents, sleeping bags and pads, etc).
* Tent set-up available - make your arrangements directly with the CUBS crew ($).
* In-home shower and restroom facitilities courtesy of our host families.
* Daily lite continental breakfast; snacks, pop and beer at the end of the day.

Logistics / Services / Amenities

*
Free lot parking available at Lincoln Hall Middle School for anyone who needs to leave their car for the week.

* Team jersey and T-shirt for all CUBS riders.
* Banquet dinner.
* No luggage restrictions but use good judgement - prefer 2 bags/person (one tent and sleeping gear, one clothing), nothing too heavy (but better 3 bags at 30 lbs each vs 2 bags at 50 lbs each).
* Don't forget to tag your luggage with your name!
* Packed tent and bags must be on truck by 8am daily.
* Pack enough cycling and casual clothing for the entire week - no laundry facilities available (Hint: Pack each day's ride and casual clothing in its own plastic zip-lock bag).
* Pack for heat and sun as well as rain and cold! A battery-powered fan is also suggested.
* Past riders suggested bringing about $200/person in cash to cover daily food and drink along the route; bring debit/credit card for other expenses such as souvenirs, bike repairs, restaurant meals, and any unforseen expenses.

* Marked route from end-of-day town to host families' homes available by 2pm each day.
* Van transport from host families' homes into town if needed; also from one overnight stop to the next if necessary (injury, fatigue, mechanical failure, etc).

* Bike mechanic available for minor repairs.
* Electronics charging available at each overnight stop.
* Massage therapists available (approximately $1.00/minute).
* Charity auction for Camp Courageous (CUBS supported charity).

See the RAGBRAI and CUBS websites for detailed training, prep/packing, and ride info



Cancellations / Refunds
Handle directly with CUBS - full refund if cancel by June 2013.


Important Dates to Remember - Mark Your Calendar!
Jan 15th: Initial deposit of $350+ due
Feb 10th: Kickoff brunch
Mar 15th: Second installment of $250 due
May 15th: Final installment of $225 due
June 23rd, 5 pm: Meet-and-Greet Pizza Party at Lou Malnati's, 6649 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood. Cost: approximately $15/person, pay at the door.
Jul 20th: Leave for RAGBRAI!


The following are officially registered to ride with the CUBS Team:
Cheryl D and (1) Guest
Pam W and (2) Guests
Lee Rogowski and (1) Guest
Scott Turner
Kathi Turner

Larry G will be riding RAGBRAI but not with the CUBS team - we look forward to sharing some pie and beer on the route!

Join or login to comment.

  • Lee R

    I had a GREAT experience! It was so much fun! My son & I had an absolute blast!

    2 · August 12, 2013

  • Larry G

    FINALLY!!!! The long awaited RAGBRAI numbers....

    RAGBRAI Day 1 Council Bluffs to Harlan 50.7 miles
    RAGBRAI Day 2 Harlan to Perry (Only made it to Guthrie Center) 28.1 miles
    RAGBRAI Day 3 Perry to Des Moines 53.5 miles
    RAGBRAI Day 4 Des Moines to Knoxville 56.2 miles
    RAGBRAI Day 5 Knoxville to Oskaloosa 54.6 miles
    RAGBRAI Day 6 Oskaloosa to Fairfield 52.5 miles
    RAGBRAI Day 7 Fairfield to Fort Madison 61.5 miles

    RAGBRAI total 357.1 miles

    Monthly total 576.4 miles

    Season total [masked] miles

    The following numbers are just for the week of RAGBRAI....

    Calories: 24,021 C
    Distance:[masked] mi
    Time: 28:53:11 h:m:s
    Elevation Gain: 15,032 ft
    Avg Speed: 12.4 mph
    Avg HR: 134 bpm
    Avg Bike Cadence: 65 rpm
    Count: 9 Activities
    Avg Distance: 39.68 mi
    Avg Time: 3:12:35 h:m:s
    Avg Elevation Gain: 1,670 ft
    Max Elevation Gain: 3,037 ft
    Max Avg Speed: 14.2 mph
    Max Speed: 35.8 mph
    Max Avg HR: 152 bpm
    Max HR: 174 bpm
    1733 mminutes spent in the saddle
    232,222 heartbeats
    112,645 pedal strokes

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Pam W.

    We had a blast! Even tho we did not really like the organizer of the CUBS group, or would we pick him as a friend, he did do a good job in organizing the housing, well with the exception of the one night.
    Had a great time with our group of riders, it made the 2013 RAGBRAI more special.
    It was great to see Gloria at the Mississippi tire dip too! Thanks for coming out and supporting the rest of the LCBG riders!

    2 · July 28, 2013

    • gloria : )

      I had a most amazing time. It was so great seeing you all coming around the corner at the end of the block. I had such an AWESEOME time!! I am SO glad I went. LCBG, LCBG, LCBG Rockin Rollin that's us.. :)

      1 · July 30, 2013

    • Larry G

      Gloria.... I was too focused on the ride down to look for you.... Thought about it while I was in line to dip.... But our driver was texting, asking if I was done at the dip site yet....

      July 30, 2013

  • Pam W.

    Had a great time with our LCBG group....it mad RAGBRAI that much more fun!

    2 · July 29, 2013

  • gloria : )

    Is anyone interested in going to Iowa on Friday night, and volunteering in Fort Madison on the last day of RAGBRAI, returning on Saturday afternoon? We would likely be greeting the riders as the come through the finish line and before they dunk there tire in the water. I would like to call Angie "today" to let her know I am coming and to reserve a T-shirt for me and hopefully get a badge to wear. I did this in 2009 and it was so much fun an excellent time. I made a reservation at the AmericaInn in West Burlington, it is about 15 min from Fort Madison. I have a bike rack and we may need to take our bikes depending on the parking conditions in Fort Madison. When I went before I parked right across from the dunk location. Please email me at: [masked] if you are interested in going? Thank you fellow riders and have a most terrific day. Keep it rolling... -gloria :)

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Pam W.

    Question of the day.....will you try to sleep Friday night or pull an all nighter? My vote is for sleep, even if it's only 5 hrs

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Pam W.

    ...and the last minute panic begins! lol........

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Pam W.

      the things you think of @ 4 am!!!!! :P

      July 18, 2013

  • gloria : )

    Registered 11/16/12
    Registered CUBS 1/7/13
    Papers & 1st Installment Pd

    July 10, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    Who is planning on attending the pizza party this Sunday? Scott and I are going.

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Pam W.

      Greg and I are going

      June 16, 2013

  • Larry G

    I got an e-mail today from someone from the CBG (can't remember if he's part of the LCBG as well or not) who is signed up with CUBS and had something come up.... Wanted to know if I knew someone that might want to buy it.... I need to e-mail him back tonight (just sitting down to check messages now) and see if he's selling his spot with CUBS, registration, or both....

    May 25, 2013

    • Pam W.

      did you get the email about finding our LCBG FB page?

      May 25, 2013

    • Larry G

      Yeah.... I got that one.... Of course I had already liked it....

      May 26, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    Wristband numbers are being issued - watch your email!

    May 1, 2013

  • Pam W.

    17561 &[masked] for the Wilson's!

    3 · May 2, 2013

  • Lee R

    I am unable to attend. I'm soooo bummed!

    April 9, 2013

  • Larry G

    As you know, I will not be joining you guys with CUBS.... But, it is official (at least as official as it can be until lottery day).... I REGISTERED THIS MORNING!!!!

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Kathi T.

      We will have to hook up along the route!

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • Lee R

    Ragbrai registratoon done. CUBS registration done. Deposit paid. Forms turned in.

    February 10, 2013

  • Lee R

    Ragbrai registratoon done.

    January 31, 2013

  • Pam W.

    ...OR.....56.8 mi, 83 mi, 49.9 mi, 49.9 mi, 52 mi, 52 mi, 63 mi for thé final day to the dip in the mighty Mississip!

    January 26, 2013

  • Larry G

    Council Bluffs, Harlan, Perry, Des Moines, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Fairfield, Fort Madison.... 406.6 miles 17,410 feet of climbing.... EASY WEEK!!!!

    3 · January 26, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    Scott and I are in for brunch on Sunday, Feb 10th - who else is planning on attending?

    1 · January 26, 2013

  • Pam W.

    There are 74 team members listed for the CUBS group # 246. Of that 74, 30 are OFFICIALLY registered. They are half full, so if you are still on the fence about this - get OFF it and register! :)

    1 · January 23, 2013

  • gloria : )

    As of today 1/21/13:

    CUBS
    Group #:[masked] members

    1 · January 22, 2013

  • Pam W.

    there are now 24 registered riders for the RAGBRAI CUBS team.......don't get left behind, register soon :]

    2 · January 15, 2013

  • Pam W.

    There are now 15 registered riders for the C.U.B.S. RAGBRAI team

    2 · January 2, 2013

    • gloria : )

      I see 8 here. Is there a list on the CUBS website to view?

      January 6, 2013

    • Pam W.

      Yes you have to register with the CUBS and on the RAGBRAI site, you will be taken to the CUBS page where it shows their registered riders. It shows all riders that have signed up.

      January 8, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    219 days until RAGBRAI... have YOU registered yet?

    December 13, 2012

    • Larry G

      Not yet.... I usually do it closer to the end of registration.... After I get my tax return....

      December 13, 2012

    • gloria : )

      I registered without paying. CUBS has only 65 rider slots, if you wait you may not get on the CUBS bus out. Just sayin..

      January 6, 2013

  • Pam W.

    As of 1 PM today, Black Friday, the RAGBRAI CUBS have 10 registered riders. 6 out of those 10 are from our LCBG! There are now 50 spots left........

    November 23, 2012

    • Kathi T.

      Is a list of registered 2013 riders available on the CUBS site? If so, please post a link to it... I can't find :-(

      1 · November 24, 2012

  • Pam W.

    here's a link to "suggested" items:
    http://ragbraicubs.org/whattobring.php

    November 17, 2012

  • Pam W.

    Registration is now open!

    November 15, 2012

  • Erick G

    I really got pretty excited about the possibility of doing this until I realized it backs right up against another week long trip I already have on the calender the following week. Maybe I can try in '14.

    November 11, 2012

  • Scott T.

    Registered 11/15/2012

    November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It did sound like an adventure. I'll have to think about it!

    November 4, 2012

  • gloria : )

    Registered 11/16/12
    Registered CUBS 1/7/13
    Papers & 1st Installment Pd

    October 23, 2012

  • Pam W.

    All signed up with the CUBS for RAGBRAI 2013! Registered 11/15/12

    July 7, 2012

  • Larry G

    RAGBRAI???? Did someone say RAGBRAI????

    July 7, 2012

  • Kathi T.

    Registered 11/15/12

    July 7, 2012

10 went

Our Sponsors

  • M & M Cyclery

    10% discount on parts and accessories (bikes excluded).

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy