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  • Many of the pass through towns go all out to welcome Ragbrai riders, but New Hampton took it to a new level with this arch made of old bicycles.
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  • By James Pusey/The TribuneGreg and Shelli Wilson, of Ames, will ride in Ragbrai along with their four children, Remington, Chastity, Hope and Preston, on a custom-built six-person bicycle. The Wilson’s, also known as “Team 6-on-1-Bike,” have been training for their first-ever Ragbrai since early spring and plan to complete the full 442-mile ride later this month.
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  • Loading the bus for RAGBRAI.
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  • We stop for lunch on the way to RAGBRAI.
  • Dawn is our crew leader. She's always there to help.
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  • On the way to RAGBRAI.
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  • Kelty dome tents are lined up into our village.
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  • Fun in tht tent village.
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  • Fun in tht tent village.
  • Fun in tht tent village.
  • Getting fueled for the day's ride.
  • Getting fueled for the day's ride.
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  • On the way to RAGBRAI.
  • The dome tent has lots of room.
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  • We coordinate with Backstoppers. Become a Backstopper!
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  • Getting fueled for the day's ride.

RAGBRAI 2019

Be a part of the longest, largest, and oldest bike ride in the world! RAGBRAI is a mecca for cyclists all over the world. Of course,  you love cycling! But if you also like music, pork chops, homemade pie and ice cream, you can’t miss the RAGBRAI experience!

Prior to the ride, the RAGBRAI Expo hosts a plethora of vendors for bike enthusiasts. You won’t want to miss this event, which is accompanied by other music and entertainment!

Those who wish to participate in RAGBRAI tradition will begin the first day by dipping their back tires in the Missouri river on the western side of Iowa, at the official dip site. Then, upon reaching the Mississippi in the east, riders can again dip their front tires to complete the ceremonial tradition.

As thousands of riders make their way across Iowa, the hosting towns provide amazing food, including world’s best pork chops, homemade pies, and ice cream. And the entertainment is fun and often unique. Events from recent years include toilet tossing, human Foosball, midget wrestling, and water slides.

Interested? Well, Padre’s Cycle Inn is at your service! We strive to make your experience hassle-free. We offer tent and hospitality services, as well as round-trip motor coach service out of St. Louis, MO to and from the start and end towns.

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Why Padre’s?

Wouldn’t it be nice if, after a long ride, you didn’t have to worry about finding and lugging your bags, searching for an open, shaded, flat spot, pitching your tent, or setting up canopies and chairs? What if you didn’t have to worry about your bags getting wet or trying to find a place to charge your phone? Padre’s provides first-class service that does all of that for you, and much, much more. All you have to do is Cycle Inn – We do the rest!

 

At Padre’s, we also limit our group to 100 riders. This ensures a more personalized appeal, so you won’t just feel like a number when you are in camp. It can be nice to see a familiar face at the end of a day, after riding among thousands of riders, to share a story, or even forge a new friendship. Our group’s size also allows us to be more selective of our campsites; we fit where some larger groups may not, such as at a small school, park, or ball field. And those spots are often in just the right location of town.

 

What We Offer

Camping and Baggage Service:

  • Reserved camping at a site pre-selected by Padre’s, in advance, close to shuttle stops, activities, showers, and other activities
  • Baggage transport directly to and from your tent each day, keeping your gear out of the weather
  • High quality tents, provided and set up and taken down for you daily
  • A twin-size mattresses inflated for each camper (please bring your own sheet/blanket/pillow)
  • Comfortable chairs to relax
  • Padre’s Zone, a shaded area to relax, with cooling fans, snacks, and cold beverages
  • In-camp concierge center with a host available to help with information about events, shuttles, food, entertainment, and directions
  • Electronic device charging stations to keep phones, computers, lights or other devices charged up daily
  • Hot coffee, fresh ice water, and Gatorade each morning
  • Bicycle tire pumps
  • Bicycle maintenance stand and tools available, in case you need to clean or adjust your bike
  • Bicycle racks so that you don’t have to lay your bike on the ground or lean them
  • Porta-potties on site, and a hand wash station, reserved for Padre’s customers only
  • Hot showers conveniently located
  • Clean, environmentally friendly, disposable bath towels daily, which can double as your bike rag or door mat
  • Maps, directions and arrows to help you navigate into and out of each campsite
  • A friendly, helpful staff at your service
  • Increased odds of getting in on the lottery for RAGBRAI, since we are registered as a RAGBRAI group

Bus and Bike Transportation:

  • Round-trip transportation with your gear, from St. Louis to the start town, and from the end town back to St. Louis
  • We transport your bike with no need to box it up or fully disassemble it
  • Round-trip transportation with your gear, from St. Louis to the start town, and from the end town back to St. Louis
  • Ride in an air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wi-fi, restroom, and 110v outlets on the motor coach
  • A dedicated tour guide to answer questions about the event
  • Free lunch is included on the way to the start town
  • In-route movies
  • Rest stops along the way to stretch your legs or get some fresh air

 

Pricing and Registration – Check Back Soon to Register With Padre’s!

Camping and Baggage Service:

Option 1 – $575

Regular Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 2 – $700

Large, Dome Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 3 – $475/person

Large, Dome Kelty tent with double occupancy and two mattresses. Sold per person and requires double occupancy. Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Bus and Bike Transportation:

Option 1 – $375

Round-Trip Shuttle from/to St. Louis. Requires purchase of Camping and Baggage Service with Padre’s. Includes all Bus and Bike Transportation listed above, but does not include Camping and Baggage Services, sod separately.


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