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Registration

Important Dates and DeadlinesBefore the RAGBRAI Lottery Results are Announced
After the RAGBRAI Lottery Results are Announced Drop Off Location at the Start of RAGBRAI
Registration LimitsNon-Upright Bicycle FeeRegular Registration Deadline and Late Registration
Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds


Registration for our 2017 RAGBRAI Transportation Service is now open!
Click Here to register!

Our transportation service is available only to officially registered participants of RAGBRAI. Unfortunately we cannot allow anyone to join us who does not have an official RAGBRAI rider number.

Registering for our transportation service does not automatically register you to participate in RAGBRAI itself or Bubba's Pampered Pedalers charter service, and registering to participate in RAGBRAI or for Bubba's Pampered Pedalers charter service does not automatically register you for our transportation service. You must register and pay for our transportation service, RAGBRAI itself, and Bubba's Pampered Pedalers charter service separately on your own. We strongly recommend registering for everything at the same time and as early as possible.

  • Click Here for more information about registering for RAGBRAI itself.
  • Click Here for more information about registering for Bubba's Pampered Pedalers charter service.
  • Click Here to register for our transportation service.

Important Dates and Deadlines

RAGBRAI

  • Tuesday Nov. 15th, 2016
    • RAGBRAI event registration opens
  • Saturday Jan. 21st, 2017
    • RAGBRAI route announcement party
    • Registration for our transportation service will open soon after.
  • Wednesday Feb. 15th, 2017
    • Deadline for manual (paper) RAGBRAI event registration submission
  • Saturday April 1st, 2017
    • Deadline for online RAGBRAI event registration for week-long riders
  • Monday May 1st, 2017
    • RAGBRAI event registration lottery results posted

Our Transportation Service

  • Soon after Saturday Jan. 21st, 2017
    • Registration for our transportation service will open.
  • Monday May 1st, 2017
    • RAGBRAI rider number required for all new registrations
  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 - 11:59 pm CST
    • Deadline for previously registered participants who WERE SELECTED in the lottery to inform us of their RAGBRAI rider number
    • Deadline for previously registered participants who WERE NOT SELECTED to request a refund
  • Wednesday May 24th, 2017 - 12:00 am CST
    • Refund amounts decrease to 50% of the registration fee minus the administrative fee and any unrecoverable costs
  • Friday June 23rd, 2017 - 11:59 pm CST
    • Regular registration deadline for our transportation service
  • Saturday June 24th, 2017 - 12:00 am CST
    • A late fee of $15 each way will be assessed.
    • No refunds for our transportation service will be issued for any reason.

Before the RAGBRAI Lottery Results are Announced
We will accept registrations for our transportation service before the RAGBRAI lottery results are announced. That way you can be guaranteed a spot if your registration is selected in the RAGBRAI lottery and make your personal plans as appropriate. Accordingly, you will not need your official RAGBRAI rider number in order to register for our transportation service at that time.

After the RAGBRAI Lottery Results are Announced

New Registrations for Our Transportation Service
After the RAGBRAI lottery results are announced, all new registrations for any transportation service will require you to include your RAGBRAI rider number as part of the registration process.

Your RAGBRAI Registration IS SELECTED in the Lottery
If you had previously registered for any transportation service before the lottery results were announced and your RAGBRAI registration IS SELECTED in the lottery, you must provide us with your official RAGBRAI rider number on or before 11:59 pm CST, Monday May 22nd, 2017. This is two months before our transportation service to the start of RAGBRAI and one month before the regular registration deadline.

Your RAGBRAI Registration IS NOT SELECTED in the Lottery
If you had previously registered for any transportation service before the lottery results were announced and your RAGBRAI registration IS NOT SELECTED in the lottery we will issue you a full and complete refund of your registration fees for our transportation service and we will not charge you an administrative fee to do so.

You must submit your refund request on or before 11:59 pm CST, Monday May 22nd, 2017. This is exactly two months before the start of RAGBRAI and one month before the regular registration deadline.

If we have reached our registration limits and have a waiting list when you cancel, we will immediately offer your seat to another participant on our waiting list and another one may not be available in the future even if you are able to acquire an official RAGBRAI rider number from another rider.

  • Click Here for more information about our waiting list policy.

After 12:00 am CST, Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 you can still change or cancel your registration but our standard change, cancellation, and refund policies will apply.

  • Click Here for more information about registration changes and cancellations.
  • Click Here for more information about our refund policy.

Drop Off Location at the Start of RAGBRAI
You must let us know if you want us to drop you off at at our transportation staging point or at Bubba's Pampered Pedalers camping location at the start of RAGBRAI so that we can properly load bikes and baggage in Chicago.

If you register for our transportation service before these locations have been determined and don't know which location you want use, we will follow up with you after they are determined. Otherwise we will need to assume that you will want to be dropped off at our transportation staging point.

  • Click Here for more information about the RAGBRAI starting town drop off locations.
  • Click Here for more information about bicycle and baggage loading in Chicago before the start of RAGBRAI.

Registration Limits
Our registration limit for both transportation services is 56 people, the capacity of a standard charter coach bus.

Once we reach our registration limits we will maintain a waiting list. If enough people are on the waiting list we will charter an additional coach bus.

  • Click Here for more information about our waiting list policy.

Non-Upright Bicycle Fee
There will be an additional fee to transport non-upright bikes such as recumbents and tandems. However, there will not be an additional charge to transport a tandem bicycle if both people riding it also both register for the same transportation services. Trikes (any bicycle with three or more wheels) are not allowed because we cannot easily and quickly transport them in any support vehicle.

  • Click Here for more information about transporting non-upright bicycles.

Regular Registration Deadline and Late Registration
The regular registration deadline for both RAGBRAI transportation services will be at 11:59 pm CST, Friday June 23rd, 2017, which is exactly one month before the start of RAGBRAI.

After the regular registration deadline a late fee of $15 each way for our transportation service will be assessed.

  • Click Here for more information about registration deadlines and late registration.

Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds

  • Click Here for more information about changes and cancellations.
  • Click Here for more information about refunds.

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