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Event Dates: July 22-29, 2023
Camping Provided the Nights of July 22-28, 2023
Shuttle Dates are July 22 & July 29, 2023
Bike Check-In for Shuttle is July 21, 2023

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 optional round-trip motor coach service out of St. Louis, MO to the start town and from the end town.

Click here to get registered with Padre's!

Camping and Baggage Service includes:

  • Reserved camping at a site pre-selected by Padre’s, in advance, close to shuttle stops, activities, showers, and other activities, Saturday night through the next Saturday morning
  • Baggage transport directly to and from your tent each day, keeping your gear out of the weather – no searching for or dragging your bags to your tent – we do that for you
  • High quality Kelty tents, provided and set up and taken down for you daily
  • A twin-size mattresses inflated for each camper, measuring 75″ x 39″ x 8.75″ (please bring your own sheet, blanket, and/or pillow)
  • Comfortable chairs to relax in
  • 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, e-bikes, or other devices charged up (e-bike charging requires removable battery or guest-provided 25' extension cord)
  • Hot coffee, fresh ice water, and sports drink 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
  • Convenient location near hot showers (showers sold separately)
  • 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!

Bus and Bike Transportation (sold separately) includes:

  • 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 (only pedals need to be removed)
  • Ride in style, in an air-conditioned motor coach
  • A dedicated on-board tour guide to answer questions about the event
  • Free lunch is included on the way to the start town
  • In-route movies and wi-fi (when available)
  • Rest stops along the way to stretch your legs or get some fresh air
  • Includes long-term parking at Hollywood Casino & Hotel in Maryland Heights, MO
  • Shuttle departs the hotel at 6am the Saturday before the first ride day, and departs the end town at 3:30pm on the last ride day
  • Bikes are loaded Friday, the day before shuttle departure, from 4pm to 7pm

Click here to get registered with Padre's!

Camping Options:

Option 1 - Regular Tent with One Person:

  • Kelty Outfitter Pro 3 tent (or similar) with single occupancy and one twin mattress.
  • Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

Regular Registration Sold Out

Option 2 - Large Tent with One Person:

  • Kelty Basecamp 6 tent (or similar) with single occupancy and one twin mattress.
  • Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

Regular Registration Sold Out

Option 3 - Large Tent with Two People:

  • Kelty Basecamp 6 tent (or similar) with double occupancy and two twin mattresses.
  • Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

Regular Registration Sold Out

Bus and Bike Transportation (sold separately):

Add-On Shuttle for One Person:

  • Requires purchase of Camping and Baggage Service with Padre’s.
  • Round-Trip Shuttle from St. Louis to start town, and from end town to St. Louis.
  • Includes all Bus and Bike Transportation listed above.

Regular Registration Sold Out

Click here to get registered with Padre's!

Event Policies

Important Information for 2023 RAGBRAI

 *Pricing for this event subject to surcharge fees that may be implemented by RAGBRAI. Wait List Pricing may be higher.

**Shuttle requires tent registration with Padre's Cycle Inn.