DES MOINES, IOWA (January 27, 2023) — RAGBRAI will announce its fiftieth anniversary route on Saturday, January 28th at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines.

The golden anniversary route announcement will take place at approximately 8PM at the in-person event. For those who are unable to attend in person, the announcement will be shared on RAGBRAI’s Facebook page at approximately 8:15PM followed by live interviews from the event at 8:30PM.

Tickets are still available and include buffet, free Big Grove Brewery beer (until gone!), commemorative 50th anniversary pint glass, live music from The Pork Tornadoes and exclusive knowledge of the 50th route before its public announcement.

Doors open at 6PM and individual tickets are $50 or $500 for a table in advance. More information at

Riders from all fifty states and over fifteen countries have already punched their ticket for this year’s ride with record attendance expected.

RAGBRAI L will be held from July 22-29, 2023. Registration is open at

Media welcome at the event. Please RSVP here. Interview requests for Matt Phippen, RAGBRAI ride director, can be scheduled through Anne Lawrie at 773-562-9337 or


RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest, and longest recreational touring bicycle ride in the world. Started in 1973 by Des Moines Register reporters John Karras and Donald Kaul, RAGBRAI is a seven-day bicycle tour that goes from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River with stops in overnight towns along the way.

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