List of RAGBRAI overnight stops

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Eight "host communities" are selected each year by the RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) organizers, except that there were only seven in 1973, the first year. Two of the communities are the beginning and end points, while the other six serve as overnight stops for the bicyclists. From 1973 to 2016, the distance between consecutive host communities averaged about 67 miles (ǂ). The average length has been 467 miles (ǂ). 1985 was the longest at 540 miles (ǂ) and 1977 the shortest at 400 miles.

ǂ Note: Excluding the "century loop".

At the beginning of the ride, riders traditionally dip the rear wheel of their bikes in either the Missouri River or the Big Sioux River (depending on the starting point of the ride), and at the end, the riders dip the front wheels in the Mississippi River. As of 2017, 14 communities have served as the starting point, 12 have hosted the finish, and 105 other communities have been overnight hosts.

1978 was the first year with recurring host cities (Sioux City and Storm Lake). 1981 was the last year with all "first-time" host cities. 1999 was the first year with no "first-time" host city (all were repeats from prior years), with 2001-3, 2007, 2010, 2012-3, 2015-6 having similar distinction. 2017 was the most recent year with new "first-time" host cities (Orange City and Waukon).

Lansing has the distinction of "city with longest time between hosting" at 40 years (1977 and 2017); Centerville and Leon have the next-longest time (both hosted in 1981 and 2016). Williamsburg has the distinction of being the "city with longest time without a repeat" (1973 to present) and Camp Dodge is a close second (1974 to present).

By year[edit]

Route - start to finish (number indicates occurrence)
Year Num Dates Miles Starting City Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1973 I Aug 26–31 412 Sioux City (1) Storm Lake (1) Fort Dodge (1) Ames (1) Des Moines (1) Williamsburg (1) Davenport (1)  
1974 II Aug 4–10 422 Council Bluffs (1) Atlantic (1) Guthrie Center (1) Camp Dodge (1) Marshalltown (1) Waterloo (1) Monticello (1) Dubuque (1)
1975 III Aug 3-9 450 Hawarden (1) Cherokee (1) Lake View (1) Boone (1) Newton (1) Sigourney (1) Mount Pleasant (1) Fort Madison (1)
1976 IV Aug 1-7 430 Sidney (1) Red Oak (1) Harlan (1) Jefferson (1) Nevada (1) Grinnell (1) Iowa City (1) Muscatine (1)
1977 V Jul 31-Aug 6 400 Onawa (1) Ida Grove (1) Laurens (1) Algona (1) Clear Lake (1) New Hampton (1) Decorah (1) Lansing (1)
1978 VI Jul 30-Aug 5 440 Sioux City (2) Storm Lake (2) Humboldt (1) Iowa Falls (1) Vinton (1) Mount Vernon (1) Maquoketa (1) Clinton (1)
1979 VII Jul 29-Aug 4 480 Rock Rapids (1) Spencer (1) Rockwell City (1) Story City (1) Tama-Toledo (1) Fairfield (1) Wapello (1) Burlington (1)
1980 VIII Jul 27-Aug 2 468 Glenwood (1) Atlantic (2) Carroll (1) Perry (1) Webster City (1) Waverly (1) Elkader (1) Guttenberg (1)
1981 IX Jul 26-Aug 1 490 Missouri Valley (1) Mapleton (1) Lake City (1) Greenfield (1) Leon (1) Centerville (1) Keosauqua (1) Keokuk (1)
1982 X Jul 25-31 523 Akron (1) Cherokee (2) Estherville (1) Forest City (1) Charles City (1) Independence (1) Tipton (1) Davenport (2)
1983 XI Jul 24-30 492 Onawa (2) Harlan (2) Guthrie Center (2) Ames (2) Clarion (1) Grundy Center (1) Manchester (1) Dubuque (2)
1984 XII Jul 22-28 474 Glenwood (2) Shenandoah (1) Creston (1) Adel (1) Pella (1) Ottumwa (1) Mount Pleasant (2) Burlington (2)
1985 XIII Jul 21-27 540 Hawarden (2) Sibley (1) Emmetsburg (1) Humboldt (2) Mason City (1) Waterloo (2) Monticello (2) Clinton (2)
1986 XIV Jul 20-26 479 Council Bluffs (2) Red Oak (2) Audubon (1) Perry (2) Eldora (1) Belle Plaine (1) Washington (1) Muscatine (2)
1987 XV Jul 19-25 437 Onawa (3) Denison (1) Storm Lake (3) Fort Dodge (2) Forest City (2) Osage (1) West Union (1) Guttenberg (2)
1988 XVI Jul 24-30 433 Sioux City (3) Ida Grove (2) Carroll (2) Boone (2) Des Moines (2) Oskaloosa (1) Fairfield (2) Fort Madison (2)
1989 XVII Jul 23-29 479 Glenwood (3) Clarinda (1) Atlantic (3) Jefferson (2) Story City (2) Cedar Falls (1) Dyersville (1) Bellevue (1)
1990 XVIII Jul 22-28 495 Sioux Center (1) Spencer (2) Algona (2) Hampton (1) Oelwein (1) Cedar Rapids (1) Washington (2) Burlington (3)
1991 XIX Jul 21-27 432 Missouri Valley (2) Atlantic (4) Winterset (1) Knoxville (1) Grinnell (2) Amana (1) Anamosa (1) Bellevue (2)
1992 XX Jul 19-25 494 Glenwood (4) Shenandoah (2) Bedford (1) Osceola (1) Des Moines (3) Oskaloosa (2) Mount Pleasant (3) Keokuk (2)
1993 XXI Jul 25-31 525 Sioux City (4) Sheldon (1) Emmetsburg (2) Clarion (2) Osage (2) Decorah (2) Manchester (2) Dubuque (3)
1994 XXII Jul 24-30 511 Council Bluffs (3) Harlan (3) Carroll (3) Perry (3) Marshalltown (2) Marion (1) Maquoketa (2) Clinton (3)
1995 XXIII Jul 23-29 493 Onawa (4) Lake View (2) Fort Dodge (3) Iowa Falls (2) Tama-Toledo (2) Sigourney (2) Coralville (1) Muscatine (3)
1996 XXIV Jul 21-27 437 Sioux Center (2) Sibley (2) Estherville (2) Lake Mills (1) Charles City (2) Cresco (1) Fayette (1) Guttenberg (3)
1997 XXV Jul 20-26 464 Missouri Valley (3) Red Oak (3) Creston (2) Des Moines (4) Chariton (1) Bloomfield (1) Fairfield (3) Fort Madison (3)
1998 XXVI Jul 19-25 488 Hawarden (3) Cherokee (3) Rockwell City (2) Boone (3) Eldora (2) Cedar Falls (2) Monticello (3) Sabula (1)
1999 XXVII Jul 25-31 487 Rock Rapids (2) Spencer (3) Algona (3) Clear Lake (2) Waverly (2) Decorah (3) Manchester (3) Bellevue (3)
2000 XXVIII Jul 23-29 450 Council Bluffs (4) Harlan (4) Greenfield (2) Ankeny (1) Knoxville (2) Ottumwa (2) Washington (3) Burlington (4)
2001 XXIX Jul 22-28 506 Sioux City (5) Storm Lake (4) Denison (2) Atlantic (5) Perry (4) Grinnell (3) Coralville (2) Muscatine (4)
2002 XXX Jul 21-27 525 Sioux Center (3) Cherokee (4) Emmetsburg (3) Forest City (3) Charles City (3) Oelwein (2) Anamosa (2) Bellevue (4)
2003 XXXI Jul 20-26 495 Glenwood (5) Shenandoah (3) Bedford (2) Osceola (2) Oskaloosa (3) Bloomfield (2) Mount Pleasant (4) Fort Madison (4)
2004 XXXII Jul 25-31 490 Onawa (5) Lake View (3) Fort Dodge (4) Iowa Falls (3) Marshalltown (3) Hiawatha (1) Maquoketa (3) Clinton (4)
2005 XXXIII Jul 24-30 485 Le Mars (1) Sheldon (2) Estherville (3) Algona (4) Northwood (1) Cresco (2) West Union (2) Guttenberg (4)
2006 XXXIV Jul 23-29 444 Sergeant Bluff (1) Ida Grove (3) Audubon (2) Waukee (1) Newton (2) Marengo (1) Coralville (3) Muscatine (5)
2007 XXXV Jul 22-28 479 Rock Rapids (3) Spencer (4) Humboldt (3) Hampton (2) Cedar Falls (3) Independence (2) Dyersville (2) Bellevue (5)
2008 XXXVI Jul 20-26 471 Missouri Valley (4) Harlan (5) Jefferson (3) Ames (3) Tama-Toledo (3) North Liberty (1) Tipton (2) LeClaire (1)
2009 XXXVII Jul 19-25 442 Council Bluffs (5) Red Oak (4) Greenfield (3) Indianola (1) Chariton (2) Ottumwa (3) Mount Pleasant (5) Burlington (5)
2010 XXXVIII Jul 25-31 450 Sioux City (6) Storm Lake (5) Algona (5) Clear Lake (3) Charles City (4) Waterloo (3) Manchester (4) Dubuque (4)
2011 XXXIX Jul 24-30 454 Glenwood (6) Atlantic (6) Carroll (4) Boone (4) Altoona (1) Grinnell (4) Coralville (4) Davenport (3)
2012 XL Jul 22-28 471 Sioux Center (4) Cherokee (5) Lake View (4) Webster City (2) Marshalltown (4) Cedar Rapids (2) Anamosa (3) Clinton (5)
2013 XLI Jul 21-27 407 Council Bluffs (6) Harlan (6) Perry (5) Des Moines (5) Knoxville (3) Oskaloosa (4) Fairfield (4) Fort Madison (5)
2014 XLII Jul 20-26 418 Rock Valley (1) Okoboji (1)ǂ Emmetsburg (4) Forest City (4) Mason City (2) Waverly (3) Independence (3) Guttenberg (5)
2015 XLIII Jul 19-25 462 Sioux City (7) Storm Lake (6) Fort Dodge (5) Eldora (3) Cedar Falls (4) Hiawatha (2) Coralville (5) Davenport (4)
2016 XLIV Jul 24-30 417 Glenwood (7) Shenandoah (4) Creston (3) Leon (2) Centerville (2) Ottumwa (4) Washington (4) Muscatine (6)
2017 XLV Jul 23-29 411 Orange City (1) Spencer (5) Algona (6) Clear Lake (4) Charles City (5) Cresco (3) Waukon (1) Lansing (2)

^ ǂ: The 2014 overnight Okoboji stay was hosted by five communities: Spirit Lake, Okoboji, Arnolds Park, West Okoboji and Milford

By city[edit]

Click on column headings to re-sort.

City # of Visits First Year Most Recent Years (S=Start, E=End)
Adel 1 1984 1984 1984
Akron 1 1982 1982 1982 (S)
Algona 6 1977 2017 1977, 1990, 1999, 2005, 2010, 2017
Altoona 1 2011 2011 2011
Amana 1 1991 1991 1991
Ames 3 1973 2008 1973, 1983, 2008
Anamosa 3 1991 2012 1991, 2002, 2012
Ankeny 1 2000 2000 2000
Atlantic 6 1974 2011 1974, 1980, 1989, 1991, 2001, 2011
Audubon 2 1986 2006 1986, 2006
Bedford 2 1992 2003 1992, 2003
Belle Plaine 1 1986 1986 1986
Bellevue 5 1989 2007 1989, 1991, 1999, 2002, 2007 (E, all years)
Bloomfield 2 1997 2003 1997, 2003
Boone 4 1975 2011 1975, 1988, 1998, 2011
Burlington 5 1979 2009 1979, 1984, 1990, 2000, 2009 (E, all years)
Camp Dodge 1 1974 1974 1974
Carroll 4 1980 2011 1980, 1988, 1994, 2011
Cedar Falls 4 1989 2015 1989, 1998, 2007, 2015
Cedar Rapids 2 1990 2012 1990, 2012
Centerville 2 1981 2016 1981, 2016
Chariton 2 1997 2009 1997, 2009
Charles City 5 1982 2017 1982, 1996, 2002, 2010, 2017
Cherokee 5 1975 2012 1975, 1982, 1998, 2002, 2012
Clarinda 1 1989 1989 1989
Clarion 2 1983 1993 1983, 1993
Clear Lake 4 1977 2017 1977, 1999, 2010, 2017
Clinton 5 1978 2012 1978, 1985, 1994, 2004, 2012 (E, all years)
Coralville 5 1995 2015 1995, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2015
Council Bluffs 6 1974 2013 1974, 1986, 1994, 2000, 2009, 2013 (S, all years)
Cresco 3 1996 2017 1996, 2005, 2017
Creston 3 1984 2016 1984, 1997, 2016
Davenport 4 1973 2015 1973, 1982, 2011, 2015 (E, all years)
Decorah 3 1977 1999 1977, 1993, 1999
Denison 2 1987 2001 1987, 2001
Des Moines 5 1973 2013 1973, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2013
Dubuque 4 1974 2010 1974, 1983, 1993, 2010 (E, all years)
Dyersville 2 1989 2007 1989, 2007
Eldora 3 1986 2015 1986, 1998, 2015
Elkader 1 1980 1980 1980
Emmetsburg 4 1985 2014 1985, 1993, 2002, 2014
Estherville 3 1982 2005 1982, 1996, 2005
Fairfield 4 1979 2013 1979, 1988, 1997, 2013
Fayette 1 1996 1996 1996
Forest City 4 1982 2014 1982, 1987, 2002, 2014
Fort Dodge 5 1973 2015 1973, 1987, 1995, 2004, 2015
Fort Madison 5 1975 2013 1975, 1988, 1997, 2003, 2013 (E, all years)
Glenwood 7 1980 2016 1980, 1984, 1989, 1992, 2003, 2011, 2016 (S, all years)
Greenfield 3 1981 2009 1981, 2000, 2009
Grinnell 4 1976 2011 1976, 1991, 2001, 2011
Grundy Center 1 1983 1983 1983
Guthrie Center 2 1974 1983 1974, 1983
Guttenberg 5 1980 2014 1980, 1987, 1996, 2005, 2014 (E, all years)
Hampton 2 1990 2007 1990, 2007
Harlan 6 1976 2013 1976, 1983, 1994, 2000, 2008, 2013
Hawarden 3 1975 1998 1975, 1985, 1998 (S, all years)
Hiawatha 2 2004 2015 2004, 2015
Humboldt 3 1978 2007 1978, 1985, 2007
Ida Grove 3 1977 2006 1977, 1988, 2006
Independence 3 1982 2014 1982, 2007, 2014
Indianola 1 2009 2009 2009
Iowa City 1 1976 1976 1976
Iowa Falls 3 1978 2004 1978, 1995, 2004
Jefferson 3 1976 2008 1976, 1989, 2008
Keokuk 2 1981 1992 1981, 1992 (E, all years)
Keosauqua 1 1981 1981 1981
Knoxville 3 1991 2013 1991, 2000, 2013
Lake City 1 1981 1981 1981
Lake Mills 1 1996 1996 1996
Lake View 4 1975 2012 1975, 1995, 2004, 2012
Lansing 2 1977 2017 1977, 2017 (E, all years)
Laurens 1 1977 1977 1977
Le Mars 1 2005 2005 2005 (S)
LeClaire 1 2008 2008 2008 (E)
Leon 2 1981 2016 1981, 2016
Manchester 4 1983 2010 1983, 1993, 1999, 2010
Mapleton 1 1981 1981 1981
Maquoketa 3 1978 2004 1978, 1994, 2004
Marengo 1 2006 2006 2006
Marion 1 1994 1994 1994
Marshalltown 4 1974 2012 1974, 1994, 2004, 2012
Mason City 2 1985 2014 1985, 2014
Missouri Valley 4 1981 2008 1981, 1991, 1997, 2008 (S, all years)
Monticello 3 1974 1998 1974, 1985, 1998
Mount Pleasant 5 1975 2009 1975, 1984, 1992, 2003, 2009
Mount Vernon 1 1978 1978 1978
Muscatine 6 1976 2016 1976, 1986, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2016 (E, all years)
Nevada 1 1976 1976 1976
New Hampton 1 1977 1977 1977
Newton 2 1975 2006 1975, 2006
North Liberty 1 2008 2008 2008
Northwood 1 2005 2005 2005
Oelwein 2 1990 2002 1990, 2002
Okobojiǂ 1 2014 2014 2014
Onawa 5 1977 2004 1977, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2004 (S, all years)
Orange City 1 2017 2017 2017 (S)
Osage 2 1987 1993 1987, 1993
Osceola 2 1992 2003 1992, 2003
Oskaloosa 4 1988 2013 1988, 1992, 2003, 2013
Ottumwa 4 1984 2016 1984, 2000, 2009, 2016
Pella 1 1984 1984 1984
Perry 5 1980 2013 1980, 1986, 1994, 2001, 2013
Red Oak 4 1976 2009 1976, 1986, 1997, 2009
Rock Rapids 3 1979 2007 1979, 1999, 2007 (S, all years)
Rock Valley 1 2014 2014 2014 (S)
Rockwell City 2 1979 1998 1979, 1998
Sabula 1 1998 1998 1998 (E)
Sergeant Bluff 1 2006 2006 2006 (S)
Sheldon 2 1993 2005 1993, 2005
Shenandoah 4 1984 2016 1984, 1992, 2003, 2016
Sibley 2 1985 1996 1985, 1996
Sidney 1 1976 1976 1976 (S)
Sigourney 2 1975 1995 1975, 1995
Sioux Center 4 1990 2012 1990, 1996, 2002, 2012 (S, all years)
Sioux City 7 1973 2015 1973, 1978, 1988, 1993, 2001, 2010, 2015 (S, all years)
Spencer 5 1979 2017 1979, 1990, 1999, 2007, 2017
Storm Lake 6 1973 2015 1973, 1978, 1987, 2001, 2010, 2015
Story City 2 1979 1989 1979, 1989
Tama/Toledo 3 1979 2008 1979, 1995, 2008
Tipton 2 1982 2008 1982, 2008
Vinton 1 1978 1978 1978
Wapello 1 1979 1979 1979
Washington 4 1986 2016 1986, 1990, 2000, 2016
Waterloo 3 1974 2010 1974, 1985, 2010
Waukee 1 2006 2006 2006
Waukon 1 2017 2017 2017
Waverly 3 1980 2014 1980, 1999, 2014
Webster City 2 1980 2012 1980, 2012
West Union 2 1987 2005 1987, 2005
Williamsburg 1 1973 1973 1973
Winterset 1 1991 1991 1991

^ ǂ: The 2014 overnight Okoboji stay was hosted by five communities: Spirit Lake, Okoboji, Arnolds Park, West Okoboji and Milford