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Events happening on RAGBRAI day

Whether you’re just riding through town, an Ames local, or looking for a day packed with events, we’ve got you covered all day long on July 25. Reiman Gardens Located right next to the Jack Trice Stadium, Reiman Gardens has your ticket to fun. Not only can you enjoy the natural beauty of nature, but […]

Ames RAGBRAI Vendors

Here are all of the Ames RAGBRAI vendors you can find on Main Street, the welcome rally, the campgrounds, and a list of additional Ames businesses providing food and other RAGBRAI support.     Main Street vendors These vendors will be located along side Main Street where majority of the festivities will be. Food vendors […]

Story County road closure during RAGBRAI

On July 25th and 26th RAGBRAI riders will be in Story County. We want to make the public aware of travel impacts to Story County roads during their time here. It is highly recommended that the public find alternative routes in Ames and south to Slater and the County line other than 510th Ave and […]

Ames RAGBRAI Town Hall meetings set for June 22

Bicyclists from RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, will be arriving in Ames on Tuesday, July 25, and spending the night before continuing their eastward ride across the state. To provide an overview of the event, including information on how to get involved, two Town Hall meetings have been scheduled for 1 […]

Hairball announced as headliner for RAGBRAI Ames

Get ready to rock: Hairball is coming to Ames on July 25. Called a “bombastic celebration of arena rock,” Hairball is like 20 concerts in one night. The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming fans is a rock’n’roll experience you won’t soon forget. Hairball will headline an evening filled with musical entertainment, food vendors, […]

Theme, logo unveiled for Ames overnight on 2023 RAGBRAI route

When cyclists participating in the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa’s 50th anniversary ride this summer, they’ll stop overnight in a familiar place: Ames. This summer’s overnight towns were announced Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Iowa Events Center. Ames was an overnight stop on the original 1973 RAGBRAI route, and the city […]


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