Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team
Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team Presented By Iowa Farm Bureau
The RAGBRAI team we organize for the yearly bike ride was created out of a need to remove the accessibility barriers experienced by those cyclists with physical disabilities or visual impairments. There was an opportunity for creating a team for the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa for as long as the event has been around and also wanted to help cyclists that we had come to know.
RAGBRAI 2011 was the first year we sponsored a team, with a great group made up of 24 riders, 11 of which were physically disabled or visually impaired. Since our first ride, we have looked to increase our numbers and provide a great experience for those that love cycling.
Presenting Sponsor: Iowa Farm Bureau. Together we are FARM STRONG®
The Iowa Farm Bureau is proud to celebrate farmers and all Iowans who summon the strength to do more, be more. Those individuals who don’t have an ounce of quit in them. Those who are Farm Strong®.
In order to participate in RAGBRAI as a member of the Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team Presented by Iowa Farm Bureau, we require all cyclists to be able to self-propel or physically assist in the population of a cycle. We approach RAGBRAI as a major endurance event and our cyclists need to be prepared accordingly.
Joining our Team
If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer or cyclist with a disability please contact us at 888-777-8881.
All Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team Presented by Iowa Farm Bureau members with physical and vision disabilities are provided the following amenities:
- Team cycling jersey
- Accessible transportation from Des Moines to the starting location, and from the ending location back to Des Moines
- SAG Crew to help transport overnight essentials between overnight stay locations
- Support crew and vehicles to transfer wheelchairs and other essential equipment
- Accommodations for overnights that are indoors and accessible
2019 RAGBRAI® ROUTE
|Saturday, July 20, 2019||Council Bluffs||–||–||–|
|Sunday, July 21, 2019||Atlantic||58||2,592||Gravel Loop|
|Monday, July 22, 2019||Winterset||68||2,044|
|Tuesday, July, 23, 2019||Indianola||39||1,443|
|Wednesday, July 24, 2019||Centerville||78||2,977|
|Thursday, July 25, 2019||Fairfield||65||2,328||Karras Loop|
|Friday, July 26, 2019||Burlington||57||1,626||College Spirit Day|
|Saturday, July 27, 2019||Keokuk||62||1,725||Tire Dip|
Pump or air cartridge
Portable electronic device charger
Plastic waterproof case
Health Insurance Card & ID
Cycling/Riding shorts (2-3 pair)
Shorts (1-2 pair)
Soap to wash clothes
Tooth Brush & Toothpaste
Sleeping Bag or Sheets
DO NOT PACK!
More then one overnight bag
If you’re a passionate cyclist, we would love to see ride with the Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team presented by Iowa Farm Bureau for the next ride! Contact us to learn more and get registered today!