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  • Posted Jul 13

Come see us at the Expo and each day along the route!


To keep you entertained at this oasis, there will be beer, food, sweets, music (some days) and BIKEIOWA Pantyhose Bowling will return.


Come see BIKEIOWA at the RAGBRAI Expo again this year.

The Expo is in Council Bluffs at the Mid-America Center. The expo 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.

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

Hours are 12 noon to 9pm on Saturday, July 20th in Council Bluffs.

We will be booth #23 in the far NE corner (from the RAGBRAI outlet tent, Take the 1st row of vendors almost to the end and look for the black BIKEIOWA Tents MAP).

View Expo Maps and find out more about the Expo on BIKEIOWA and on RAGBRAI's site.


2019 BIKEIOWA Gear line-up

Check out the 2019 Gear Line-up Feature to see what we will have under our tent all week.

We are excited for the LOGGER Collection! We'll also have some new T-shirt designs as well as some caps and patches.

Kid's T-shirts - We are often asked for kids t-shirts and this is the year we'll have some in stock! 3 colors in multiple sizes!

We'll also have a small supply of 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 you get your size!.

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 your day with food, beer and entertainment. This year's route is pretty easy, so stick around for a bit.

You can view the RAGBRAI Maps online too via RAGBRAI's app.

You don't win a prize for getting into the overnight town early.

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.

The BIKEIOWA tent will be stocked with new Jerseys, Crews, Cycling & Trucker caps, T-shirts, Coozies, and even some coffee mugs.

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 !! We will be set up ON-ROUTE (See maps below)

WE DO SHIP !!! - Want gear, but don't want to carry it ?? We will SHIP IT HOME. Just ask us!

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



Day 1 - Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 57 miles (75.2 miles with Gravel Loop)

We'll be 30 miles out from Council Bluffs between Neola and Minden.

27 miles from Overnight Town (Atlantic) or 42.2 miles if you did the Gravel Loop)

Location

Note: Beer licenses were denied in Pottawattamie county for all vendors, so no beer served at this location.

Entertainment: none

Day 1

Day 2 - Monday, July 22, 2019 - 68.1 miles

37.5 miles from Start Town (Atlantic) between Casey and Menlo
30.6 miles from Overnight Town (Winterset)

Entertainment: Jesse Geutierrez



Day 2


Day 3 - Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 39.9 miles

A short day!
19 miles from Start Town (Winterset)
20.9 miles from Overnight Town (Indianola)

Please support two BIKEIOWA sponsors who happen to be on the route this day in Cumming - the Cumming Tap and Iowa Distilling Company

Location

Entertainment: Loudmouth Brass Band


Day 3

Day 4 - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 84.3 miles(116.6 miles with Karras Century Loop)

33 miles from Start Town (Indianola)
51.3 miles from Overnight Town (Centerville) - We are before the Karras Loop

Location

Entertainment: Eli Alger


Day 4



Day 5 - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 65.9 miles

35.9 miles out from Start Town (Centerville)
30 miles away from Overnight Town (Fairfield)

Fairfield is home to Bike Lawyer Jim with Bike Law - Iowa who has been a Premier BIKEIOWA sponsor for years. Jim provides legal representation of bicyclists in Iowa bike crash cases.

Location

Entertainment: Bruce Day Rocks will be rockin!

Day 5


Day 6 - Friday, July 26, 2019 - 69.3 miles

41.3 miles out from Start Town (Fairfield)
28 miles away from Overnight Town (Burlington)

Location

Entertainment: The Sheet


Day 6


Day 7 - Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 62.8 miles

It's the last day! Don't forget to get your BIKEIOWA Gear for you or your loved ones at home!

37 miles out from Start Town (Burlington)
25.8 miles away from Overnight Town (Keokuk)

Location:

Entertainment: tbd


Day 6




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

  • Bike Rags Apparel
    Iowa’s provider of custom cycling apparel.
    Web site: bikeragsapparel.com
  • Primal Wear
    High quality custom cycling apparel for clubs, teams and events.
    Web site: primalwear.com
  • Rassy Bike Shop
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops!
    Web site: rasmussenbikeshop.com

  • Bike Tech
    One of the official RAGBRAI bicycle shops! NEW shop for 2019!
    Web site: Bike Tech

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