Sioux City RAGBRAI® Major Sponsors Announced

Sioux City RAGBRAI® Major Sponsors Announced


SIOUX CITY, Iowa RAGBRAI®  will start its journey in Sioux City on Saturday, July 18th, with a kick-off party hosted at the Tyson Events Center, featuring Huey Lewis & The News.

The following area businesses are contributing to RAGBRAI’s success in Sioux City.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City – Welcoming Sponsor

Missouri River Historical Development (MRHD) – Main Stage Sponsor

Wells Enterprises – Party Booth Sponsor

Palmer Candy – Party Booth Sponsor

Mercy Medical Center – First Aid Stations Sponsor

State Steel – Recycling Sponsor

Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors – Information Booth Sponsor

Sue Bee Honey – Main Gate Sponsor

Jolly Time Popcorn – “I Love Bike Shorts” Sponsor

Great Southern Bank – Dip Site Sponsor

Great West Casualty Company – Dip Site Sponsor

Several businesses are providing items to the RAGBRAI Kick-Off event free of charge, including: RockTenn, Team Creative Fire, JD Gordon Creative Labs, SignPro, Diamond Vogel, and Absolute Screen Art.

Media sponsors for this year’s event include: KTIV, KCAU, KMEG/KPTH, CableOne, Powell Broadcasting, I Heart Media, WNAX, Avery Brothers, and the Sioux City Journal.

RAGBRAI is the largest and oldest bike-touring event in the country, with its original tour starting in Sioux City in 1973.  For more information on Sioux City’s RAGBRAI event go to, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter @SCRagbrai.


MISSION STATEMENT: Through exciting activities, Sioux City will host a memorable, safe start to RAGBRAI, while offering riders a fun and enjoyable experience.

Sioux City RAGBRAI Sponsorships Sought

The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI®) will start its 2015 tour in Sioux City on July 19, and in preparation for the festivities Sioux City RAGBRAI is searching for sponsors to help make this year’s event a success.

Sponsoring RAGBRAI will put your business right in the heart of all the action outdoors at the Tyson Events Center on July 18 during the RAGBRAI expo and entertainment events.

From stage signage to main gate signage along with volunteer t-shirts, your business will be seen by tens of thousands of people from Sioux City and all over the world.

Many sponsorship levels include logo and name mentions in RAGBRAI advertisements such as television, radio, newspaper, billboards and social media. Sponsorships also include Huey Lewis & the News VIP tickets. The VIP tickets include VIP parking, a premium viewing area, private bathrooms and a private bar.

If you are interested in sponsoring Sioux City’s RAGBRAI event or would like additional information, please contact Melissa Lanzourakis or Jim Braunschweig.

The sponsorship brochure can be downloaded here.

RAGBRAI is the largest and oldest bike-touring event in the country, and is expected to draw more than 20,000 overnight visitors to Sioux City this summer.

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Sponsors needed for RAGBRAI

Sioux City are businesses are being asked to help sponsor RAGBRAI, to cover the costs of hosting this massive event in mid July.

Companies who sponsor the nation’s largest bicycle ride, which is starting in Sioux City for the seventh time in its 43-year history, get T-shirts, tickets to Huey Lewis & the News and recognition on the official RAGBRAI Sioux City website, among other things.

VIP tickets will be available to sponsors of the Sioux City RAGBRAI event, which includes this concert. Please contact Melissa Lanzourakis or call 712-224-6423 for details.

Download the official RAGBRAI Sponsorship Brochure here.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is Welcoming Sponsor

HRHS_SiouxCity_LogoHard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has signed on as this year’s RAGBRAI® Welcoming Sponsor, the City’s Events & Facilities Department announced.

“The partnership between our team, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, is a natural fit for this year’s RAGBRAI Kick-Off Party,” said Erika Newton, Sioux City’s Events & Facilities Department Executive Director. “With the bulk of the activities concentrated at the Tyson Events Center, and neighboring Pearl Street, it makes sense to coordinate our activities as much as possible to provide attendees with a RAGBRAI send-off they won’t soon forget.”

“Being this year’s Welcoming Sponsor for RAGBRAI is so exciting for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City,” said General Manager Todd Moyer. “If there’s a weeklong party with great music, food, and friends kicking off in our town, of course we have to be a part of it. We want to make sure everyone has a great time while they’re here in Sioux City, and we couldn’t be more excited to join the party in this way.”

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City will present Collective Soul at their newly redeveloped outdoor Battery Park on Friday, July 17th, in an effort to draw more people to Sioux City a day early.

The Tyson Events Center will host the official RAGBRAI Kick-Off Party on Saturday, July 18, in the arena’s parking lots, culminating with a concert by the iconic Huey Lewis & The News. Tickets are on sale now at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, online at, or by calling 800-514-3849.

Tickets are $15 if purchased by Memorial Day, May 25, and $20 after that date.

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