RAGBRAI Needs Residents to Host Riders

UPDATE: Applications for private housing are now closed. Public campgrounds are available to those who still need a place to stay.

 

CAMPGROUNDS: Click here to find information on campgrounds. 

More than 2,000 cyclists and their teams will need private camping or private residences to stay when they arrive in Sioux City on July 17-18 for the 43rd RAGBRAI.

The ride across Iowa takes riders from town to town, staying in overnight host towns along the way. However, many riders prefer to stay in private homes or on private property. Hosting a space for RAGBRAI gives the property owner a unique opportunity to meet people from around the United States or even from around the world.

The Sioux City RAGBRAI housing committee is looking for Volunteers to host a person/group in their home or to provide space for a tent, motorhome or RV. Hosts are not required to entertain, feed, or transport riders. The committee does request that hosts provide toilet facilities, shower, and space to sleep. RAGBRAI hosts are not allowed to charge for accommodations.

All of the vehicles and individuals who will be staying with the host are required to have a valid RAGBRAI numbered wristband or vehicle ID.

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26 Comments for “RAGBRAI Needs Residents to Host Riders”

Ashley

says:

Hello!

My Team filled out the housing application but has not heard anything about housing placements yet. We were wondering about a couple of things. When should we expect to hear back from the housing committee? Also, we have stayed in churches and rec centers in the past and were curious if any sites like this will be hosting riders? We will be happy to contact them separately if needed.

Thanks!

Ralph Bobian

says:

I have an acreage about 1 mile north of town and could potentially host several riders. 10 acres with plenty of tent sights. My concern is with the facilities we would need to provide. If I open our property up to several riders, would the city be willing to place portable toilets and shower facilities? Maybe trash recepticals? I will provide water and any needed utilities but can’t see allowing 25 or 50 people in my house to use our restrooms and showers, only because it’s unrealistic for everyone to have time to use it. Our property is ideal, in the loess hills, trees to camp under, huge bon fire, smores and hot dogs will be provided!!, beautiful old iowa barn, sheep, goats,ducks, chickens, donkeys, geese, bunnies etc. We will create a memorable experience as hosts but could use a little help. Thoughts?

Mike Cordes

says:

Ralph, the Kishwaukee Chain Gang is looking for a host in Sioux City so let me know if you work something out. We did submit a request for yard camping with the housing committee, but we haven’t received any feedback.

Mike Cordes

Mindi Farrell

says:

We live in Morningside and are very willing to open our home to 4-8 riders. We have 2 spare bedrooms and plenty of space for air mattresses. Please contact me via email if you are still in need of housing. Thank you.

Ashley

says:

Hello!

I am a team coordinator and applied for private housing a while back. I just received an email that states we have been placed in a campground. Does that mean our housing application was denied? Is this a blanket email for everyone?

Thanks!

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