RAGBRAI is an Iowa tradition. It celebrates the sights, the sounds, the friends, the food, and the hospitality of the warm and friendly people of Iowa. Every year participants come from all 50 states and several foreign countries.
Sunday, July 22-Sioux Center to Cherokee-54.4 miles
Monday, July 23-Cherokee to Lake View-62.0 miles
Tuesday, July 24-Lake View to Webster City-81.2 miles
Wednesday, July 25--Webster City to Marshalltown-77.1 miles
Thursday, July 26-Marshalltown to Cedar Rapids-84.8 miles
Friday, July 27-Cedar Rapids to Anamosa-42.2 miles
Saturday, July 28-Anamosa to Clinton-69.4 miles
In 2012, participants will come from all 50 states and Washington D.C.
RAGBRAI XL will also host 63 riders from 17 foreign countries this summer. The foreign countries are Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
37.6 percent of the riders are from Iowa.
RAGBRAI riders use a variety of bike types:
1.9% Mountain Bike
83.7% Road Bike
63.8% of the participants are male, while 36.2% are female.
The average age of this year's RAGBRAI participants is 46.5 years old.
The age breakdown of this year's participation is as follows:
4.8% in 19 and under
3.8% is 20-24
5.1% is 25-29
5.8% is 30-34
5.4% is 35-39
7.2% is 40-44
9.3% is 45-49
12.6% is 50-54
11.8% is 55-59
8.1% is 60-64
4.1% is 65-69
2.0% is 70-74
0.6% is 75-79
0.2% is over 80