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RAGBRAI® TRANSPORTATION
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Important Dates and DeadlinesInitial Deposits Drop Off Location at the Start of RAGBRAI
Registration LimitsBicycles That Require Special Handling and Care
Regular Registration Deadline and Late Registration Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds


Initial deposits for our 2023 RAGBRAI Transportation 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 wristband number.

Registering for our transportation service does not automatically register you to participate in RAGBRAI itself or Pork Belly Ventures or any other charter service, and registering to participate in RAGBRAI or for Pork Belly Ventures or any other charter service does not automatically register you for our transportation service. You must register and pay for our transportation service, RAGBRAI itself, and Pork Belly Ventures or any other 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 Pork Belly Ventures charter service.
  • Click Here to register for our transportation service.

Important Dates and Deadlines

RAGBRAI

  • Nov. 15th, 2022
    • RAGBRAI event registration opens
  • Jan. 28th, 2023
    • RAGBRAI route announcement
  • May 15th, 2023
    • Deadline for all online RAGBRAI event registrations
  • Mid May
    • RAGBRAI wristband numbers provided

Our Transportation Service

  • Nov. 15th, 2022
    • Registration on an initial deposit basis opens to guarantee space on our RAGBRAI Transportation Service
  • Shortly after the RAGBRAI route is announced on Saturday, Jan. 28th, 2023
    • We will announce our full price schedule and all new participants must pay the full registration amount (initial deposits are no longer being accepted).
  • March 15th, 2023
    • Deadline for participants who previously registered on an initial deposit basis who decide
      • TO PARTICIPATE to remit their remaining balance due to us
      • NOT TO PARTICIPATE to request a refund
    • Deadline for reduced pricing and guaranteed seat availability for postponed 2020 participants.
  • After the RAGBRAI wristband numbers are provided mid May
    • RAGBRAI wristband number required for all new registrations.
    • All previous registrations must provide us their RAGBRAI wristband number.
  • June 24th, 2023 - 12:00 am CDT
    • A late fee of $30.00 each way will be assessed for all new registrations.

Initial Deposits
Registration for RAGBRAI is now a first-come, first-served basis and no longer utilizes a lottery system. Accordingly, before the RAGBRAI route and our full price schedule is announced we will 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.

  • Click Here for more information about our prices.

After our Full Price Schedule is Announced
After our full price schedule is announced, all participants who registered on an initial deposit basis must remit any remaining amount due and provide the following information about your Personal Travel and Lodging plans by 11:59 pm CST March 15:

  • Will you park your car in Chicago long term during the week of RAGBRAI
  • Will you arrive in Chicago on the Saturday morning before the start of RAGBRAI on some specific trains
  • Where you will give us your bicycle in Chicago before the start of RAGBRAI
  • Your drop off location at the start of RAGBRAI
  • Where you will you give us your baggage at the end of RAGBRAI
  • Your drop off location in Chicago Saturday evening after the end of RAGBRAI
  • When you want your bicycle in Chicago after the end of RAGBRAI

Or, if you decide that the full price for our transportation service is more than you are willing to pay, we can issue you a refund of your registration fees minus an administrative fee of $30.00 if you submit your refund request by 11:59 pm CST March 15. Please note that 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 become available in the future.

If you do not remit the remaining amount due or submit your refund request by 11:59 pm CST March 15 we will cancel your registration and seat reservation and you will forfeit your entire deposit.

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

After our full price schedule is announced all new registrations must pay the full registration amount and we will no longer accept any more registrations on a deposit basis.

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 the Pork Belly Ventures 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.

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.

Transportation of Bicycles That Require Special Handling and Care
There will be an additional fee to transport bicycles that reuire special handling and care such as recumbents, e-bikes, 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 bicycles that require special handling and care.

Regular Registration Deadline and Late Registration
The regular registration deadline for all RAGBRAI transportation services will be at 11:59 pm CST, Friday June 23rd, 2023, which is exactly one month before the start of RAGBRAI.

After the regular registration deadline a late fee of $30.00 each way for our transportation service will be assessed.

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

Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds

WE DO NOT ISSUE ANY REFUNDS AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON

  • Click Here for more information about our refund policy.
  • Click Here for more information about changes and cancellations.
Force Majure
In the event we are completely unable to run an event due to circumstances beyond our control your registration will be honored as a credit toward any future Bicycle Illinois and Bike Wisconsin event, service, or merchandise item that will never expire.

Travel Insurance
If you do not participate and would like a refund you MUST purchase an individual travel insurance plan, which will reimburse you according to the plan coverage. Many plans are very reasonably priced.

As part of your initial online registration you will have the option to purchase an individual travel insurance plan offered through RegShield. This plan must be purchased as part of your initial online registration - it cannot be added later.

If do not purchase the RegShield plan online or register using the paper registration form you can still purchase an individual travel insurance plan. Click Here or visit https://www.travelexinsurance.com/ to get the details and benefits of the plan offered through Travelex Insurance, get a quote, and purchase coverage.

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