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RAGBRAI® TRANSPORTATION
2022 Prices

Full Price ScheduleInitial DepositsPostponed 2020 ParticipantsNon-Upright Bicycles
Late Registration FeeParkingPork Belly Ventures Charter ServicePrices from Previous Years


Full Price Schedule

Round Trip Transportation Between Chicago and the Start and End of RAGBRAI
  • For you, your bicycle, and your baggage - $399.00
  • For you and your baggage only - $289.00
    (does not include bicycle transportation)
  • For your bicycle only - $209.00
    (does not include transportation for you or your baggage)
One Way Transportation From Chicago to the Start of RAGBRAI
Does not include transportation from the End of RAGBRAI to Chicago
  • For you, your bicycle, and your baggage - $269.00
  • For you and your baggage only - $199.00
    (does not include bicycle transportation)
  • For your bicycle only - $139.00
    (does not include transportation for you or your baggage)
One Way Transportation From the End of RAGBRAI to Chicago
Does not include transportation from Chicago to the Start of RAGBRAI
  • For you, your bicycle, and your baggage - $199.00
  • For you and your baggage only - $169.00
    (does not include bicycle transportation)
  • For your bicycle only - $109.00
    (does not include transportation for you or your baggage)

We base the price of our round trip transportation service for you, your baggage, and your bike to be about the same as you would have to pay anyway if you drove yourself from Chicago to the RAGBRAI ending town and parked there during the event, the easiest alternative.

  • Click Here for more information about how the price of our transportation service compares to other alternative ways to get to the start and from the end of RAGBRAI.

Initial Deposits
Unfortunately we wil not know what the full price schedule for our transportation service will be until after the RAGBRAI route is announced every year. This is because the price for our coach busses can vary significantly depending on the mileages between the different possible starting and ending towns and Chicago.

Accordingly, before the RAGBRAI route and our full price schedule is announced we accept registrations on an initial deposit basis. This way you can be guaranteed a spot on our transportation service immediately after you initially register for RAGBRAI itself and guarantee your personal plans as appropriate.

Immediately after the RAGBRAI route is announced we send out requests for quotations from our coach bus companies. After we accept a competitive quotation for the coach busses, we set our full price schedule. This process generally takes anywhere from a couple weeks to about a month.

Our goal is to minimize any additional amount due after we determine our full price schedule, and the prices for our transportation service will not be any less than these initial deposit amounts.

Round Trip Transportation Between Chicago and the Start and End of RAGBRAI
  • For you, your bicycle, and your baggage - $319.00
  • For you and your baggage only - $239.00
    (does not include bicycle transportation)
  • For your bicycle only - $179.00
    (does not include transportation for you or your baggage)
One Way Transportation From Chicago to the Start of RAGBRAI
Does not include transportation from the End of RAGBRAI to Chicago
  • For you, your bicycle, and your baggage - $249.00
  • For you and your baggage only - $189.00
    (does not include bicycle transportation)
  • For your bicycle only - $129.00
    (does not include transportation for you or your baggage)
One Way Transportation From the End of RAGBRAI to Chicago
Does not include transportation from Chicago to the Start of RAGBRAI
  • For you, your bicycle, and your baggage - $109.00
  • For you and your baggage only - $89.00
    (does not include bicycle transportation)
  • For your bicycle only - $59.00
    (does not include transportation for you or your baggage)

Postponed 2020 Participants
If you had originally registered for our RAGBRAI Transportation Service in 2020, we will honor the original rates for this service for you (or anyone you want to transfer your credit amount to) and also guarantee you a seat until 11:59 pm CST March 15th every year until you use your credit amount. We feel it is our duty to provide you with the service you have already paid for, even though we expect the rates for this service to continue increasing every year. You can still use your credit amount to get a discount off our RAGBRAI Transportation Service after 12:00 am CST on March 16th, but after then you will still need to pay the difference between the current rates and those from 2020.

This policy ONLY applies to people who had originally registered for our RAGBRAI Transportation Service in 2020. If you had originally registered for another event in 2020 and want to use your credit amount to register for this year's RAGBRAI Transportation Service you must do so at the current rates due to significantly increasing costs from 2020.

  • Click Here for more information about registration procedures for postponed 2020 participants.
Round Trip Transportation Between Chicago and the Start and End of RAGBRAI
  • For you, your bicycle, and your baggage - $319.00
  • For you and your baggage only - $239.00
    (does not include bicycle transportation)
  • For your bicycle only - $169.00
    (does not include transportation for you or your baggage)
One Way Transportation From Chicago to the Start of RAGBRAI
Does not include transportation from the End of RAGBRAI to Chicago
  • For you, your bicycle, and your baggage - $269.00
  • For you and your baggage only - $189.00
    (does not include bicycle transportation)
  • For your bicycle only - $129.00
    (does not include transportation for you or your baggage)
One Way Transportation From the End of RAGBRAI to Chicago
Does not include transportation from Chicago to the Start of RAGBRAI
  • For you, your bicycle, and your baggage - $109.00
  • For you and your baggage only - $89.00
    (does not include bicycle transportation)
  • For your bicycle only - $59.00
    (does not include transportation for you or your baggage)

Non-Upright Bicycles
A tandem bicycle will not incur an additional fee if both people riding it register for the same transportation service. Trikes (any bicycle with three or more wheels) are not allowed because we cannot easily and quickly transport them in any support vehicle.

Bicycle Type
Round Trip
One Way From Chicago
to the Start of RAGBRAI
One Way From the End
of RAGBRAI to Chicago
Tandem  
$50.00
$25.00
$25.00
2-wheel recumbent  
$50.00
$25.00
$25.00

Late Registration Fee - $25.00 each way

Parking
Bicycle Illinois will not be responsible for the payment of any parking fees, you must pay the parking location on your own.

  • Click Here for information about parking in Chicago.

Pork Belly Ventures Charter Service
The registration form for Pork Belly Ventures charter services lists their fees. Click Here for more information.

Prices from Previous Years
Our prices from previous years are listed below for reference so you get an estimate of what our prices will be for the current year before the RAGBRAI starting and ending towns are announced and plan your budget.

Prices listed are for reference only. We cannot guarantee that the pricing for the current year will be consistent with the pricing for previous years due to such factors as the supply and demand of charter coach busses, the proximity of the starting and ending towns to major cities and highways, fuel prices, truck rental rates, etc.

Mileages  
2022
 
2021
 
2020
 
2019
 
2018
 
2017
2016
2015
2014
RAGBRAI Starting Town  
Sergeant
Bluff
 
Le Mars
 
-
 
Council
Bluffs
 
Onawa
 
Orange
City
 
Glenwood
Sioux
City
Rock
Valley

(miles from Chicago)

 
(480)
 
(486)
 
-
 
(473)
 
(508)
 
(584)
 
(478)
(531)
(573)
RAGBRAI Ending Town  
Lansing
 
Clinton
 
-
 
Keokuk
 
Davenport
 
Lansing
 
Muscatine
Davenport
Guttenberg

(miles from Chicago)

 
(255)
 
(144)
 
-
 
(281)
 
(174)
 
(255)
 
(205)
(174)
(217)

(total mileage)

 
(735)
 
(630)
 
-
 
(754)
 
(682)
 
(839)
 
(683)
(705)
(790)
Round Trip Transportation Between Chicago
and the Start and End of RAGBRAI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For you, your bicycle, and your baggage
For you and your baggage only
For your bicycle only

 

$399.00
$289.00
$209.00

 

$319.00
$239.00
$169.00

 

-
-
-

 

$359.00
$269.00
$199.00

 

$319.00
$249.00
$179.00

 

$379.00
$289.00
$219.00

 

$325.00
$249.00
$179.00

$299.00
$199.00
$169.00

$349.00
$249.00
$189.00

One Way Transportation From Chicago to
the Start of RAGBRAI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For you, your bicycle, and your baggage
For you and your baggage only
For your bicycle only

 

$269.00
$199.00
$139.00

 

$269.00
$189.00
$129.00

 

-
-
-

 

$259.00
$189.00
$129.00

 

$249.00
$189.00
$129.00

 

$289.00
$209.00
$139.00

 

$249.00
$179.00
$139.00

$229.00
$149.00
$119.00

$269.00
$179.00
$129.00

One Way Transportation From the End of
RAGBRAI to Chicago
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For you, your bicycle, and your baggage
For you and your baggage only
For your bicycle only

 

$199.00
$169.00
$109.00

 

$109.00
$89.00
$59.00

 

-
-
-

 

$199.00
$159.00
$119.00

 

$119.00
$99.00
$69.00

 

$179.00
$149.00
$109.00

 

$139.00
$109.00
$79.00

$109.00
$79.00
$59.00

$129.00
$99.00
$79.00

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