• Posted Jul 8, 2018

Come see us at the Expo and stops along the route!

As has become the recent tradition, you’ll find set up with Mr. Pork Chop, Iowa Beer Bus, Mott's Famous Sweet Corn, Thelma's Treats and Sassy Lemonade Slushes!

To keep you entertained, Music is set up for every day, and we’ve got a brand new set-up for BIKEIOWA Pantyhose Bowling.

Come see BIKEIOWA at the RAGBRAI Expo again this year.

The Expo is in Onawa and is free and open to the public, the RAGBRAI Expo will showcase their official bike shops, bicycle/component manufactures from around the country, travel and tour operators, and retailers associated with the cycling industry. Over 80 exhibitors will be on hand.

#DidYouKnow - Onawa has the widest main street in the USA!

We will be there to talk about anything cycling related and selling some gear. Some quantities are limited so get there early is you want something specific.

Hours are 12 noon to 9pm on Saturday, July 21st in Onawa.

We will be booth #12 (the 2nd booth West of the Entertainment Zone and near the Beverage Tent). Look for the black BIKEIOWA Tent. More

View Expo Maps and find out more about the Expo here.

2018 BIKEIOWA Gear line-up

Check out the 2018 Gear Line-up Feature to see what we will have under our tent all week. We'll also have some new T-shirts, caps and patches. We'll have some long-sleeve T-shirts available for those chilly mornings.

If you know BIKEIOWA, you know we focus on small batches with unique and fun designs. We enjoy the design process and come up with new designs each year. You can be assured there won't be 1000 other cyclists wearing the same jersey as you.

We don't keep large inventories in stock and we suggest that if you want anything, stop by early in the week to ensure your size and availability.

Where to find us on the route

We'll be out all week as we've partnered with Mr. Pork Chop and the Iowa Beer Bus along the BIG RIDE.

One Stop Shop ! At our stops we'll have food, drink, sweets, gear, entertainment and shade !!

Look for us along the route. We've chosen some great spots for you to enjoy you day with food, beer and entertainment. This year's route is pretty easy, so stick around for a bit. You don't win a prize for getting into the overnight town early.

So any time you see the pink Mr. Pork Chop bus or the yellow Iowa Beer Bus, we'll be there too as will Mott's Famous Sweet Corn , Sassy Lemonade Slushes and Thelma's Treats. It's going to be another epic year!

Mr. Pork Chop will be cooking succulent chops from the big pink bus as they have since 1983! “Pooooooooooorrk Chooooooooooop!”

The Iowa Beer Bus will bring you the finest offerings from many of Iowa's amazing craft brewers. There are so many awesome new beers out, and of course, your go-tos and Busch Light. New for this year, we'll feature Hair of the Dawg award-winning Bloody Mary mix!

The BIKEIOWA tent will be stocked with new Jerseys, crews, cycling & trucker caps, t-shirts, coozies, wind vests and some bib shorts. We'll also have some MERICA gear too! Stop by for a free reflective sticker and say hello! We are BIKESEXUAL and LOVE to talk about anything cycling related.

NOTE: Will will *NOT* be set-up in the overnight towns !!

Our sites will be in the Team Good Beer , Team Brewhaha bar guide , and DRUNK BRIAN APP 2.0 apps and pages.

Day 1 - Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 43.5 miles (62.3 miles with Gravel Loop)

There will be no rural sites on Day 1, so we’ll all be set up in Ute, the Meeting Town.
24 miles out from Start Town (Onawa)
19.5 miles away from Overnight Town (Denison)

Location: downtown Ute
Map: Ute, IA 51060
Entertainment: Ute will have entertainment and the Iowa Beer Bus IS the Beer Garden
Day 1

Day 2 - Monday, July 23, 2018 - 71.7 miles

20.1 miles from Start Town (Denison)
25.5 miles before Meeting Town (Coon Rapids)
51.6 miles from Overnight Town (Jefferson)

Location: Top of the next hill after Aspinwall.
Map: 3105 390th St, Manning, IA 51455

Luke Fox will entertain you with his amazing soulful, bluesy talent.
Day 2

Day 3 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 62.4 miles

15.8 miles from Start Town (Jefferson)
20.9 miles before Meeting Town (Boone)
46.6 miles from Overnight Town (Ames)
NOTE: Mileage to Ames may change slightly due to flooding in Ledges State Park.

Location: 3 miles past Dana!
Map: 435 170th St, Ogden, IA 50212

ALL About Entertainment will be there with karaoke, so warm up those pipes!

Day 3

Day 4 - Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 76.1 miles

36.3 miles from Start Town (Ames)
11.2 miles after Meeting Town (State Center)
22.8 miles from Overnight Town (Newton)

Location: 3 miles after Melbourne!
Map: 3231 Hart Ave, Melbourne, IA 50162
Entertainment: The incomparable
James Biehn will be pickin’, singin’ and grinnin’...Day 4

Day 5 - Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 68.6 miles (105.3 miles with Karras Century Loop)

25.3 miles out from Start Town (Newton)
9.9 miles before Meeting Town (Montezuma)
43.3 miles away from Overnight Town (Sigourney)

Location: 4 miles past Lynnville, just before the Karras Century Loop Corner!
Map: 291 Hwy F62, Searsboro, IA 50242

Bruce Day Rocks will be, well, rockin!

Day 5

Day 6 - Friday, July 27, 2018 - 57.6 miles

24.4 miles out from Start Town (Sigourney)
22.1 miles before Meeting Town (Kalona)
33.2 miles away from Overnight Town (Iowa City)

Location: 9 miles past Keota!
Map: 7124 Ginkgo Avenue, Wellman, IA 52356

Entertainment: The
Loud Mouth Brass will be a super cool change of pace! Don’t miss them!

Day 6

Day 7 - Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 68.9 miles

Location TBD.
It sounds like Iowa Beer Bus may be setting up, and we’ll let you know where - but we have a prior commitment we’ve got to get home for. We’ll miss all our RAGBRAI friends and we’ll see you again in 2019!

Here are the BIKEIOWA sponsors that will also be attending the RAGBRAI expo. Please support those who support us!

  • Bike Country
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops!
    Web site:
  • Bikes to You
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops!
    Web site:
  • Bike Law Iowa
    Legal representation of bicyclists in Iowa bike crash cases
    Web site:

  • Bike Rags Apparel
    Iowa’s provider of custom cycling apparel.
    Web site:
  • Primal Wear
    High quality custom cycling apparel for clubs, teams and events.
    Web site:

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