RAGBRAI 2022 route maps, distance, towns, entertainment and details

RAGBRAI XLIX route map.

It’s almost time for RAGBRAI.

The 49th annual Register’s Great Iowa Bike Ride begins July 24 in Sergeant Bluff on the Missouri River and arrives in Lansing on the Mississippi River seven days later.

Some 17,000 participants are expected for the world’s largest annual cycling tour, with more joining for shorter segments. Here’s a day-by-day look at what to expect.

Day 0, July 23: Sergeant Bluff

Start City of RAGBRAI 2022 Sergeant Bluff.

Theme: Get some bluff in your tires

Reflexes: As cyclists gather on Saturday for the Sunday morning kickoff, more than 80 exhibitors will offer bike-related merchandise from noon to 9 pm at the RAGBRAI XLIX Bike Expo in downtown Sergeant Buff. Up to 25,000 bicyclists and others are expected in this city of 5,015 people south of Sioux City.

Entertainment: Placid Quake (rock cover band) from noon to 2 pm; Smokin’ Clams (rock) 2:30-4:30 pm; Wrecked Becky (eclectic band of covers) from 5 to 7:30 pm; Above the Decks (pop punk) 8-11 pm