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.

Paint like it’s 1973!

Paint like it’s 1973!

Join us at the Sioux City Art Center this weekend for a FREE painting event.

On Sunday, June 28th, we will be painting recycled bikes, which will be used to decorate Sioux City during RAGBRAI.

The event goes from 1p – 4p, and the paint is supplied.

We hope to see you there!

RAGBRAI Paint Like It's 1973

Sioux City RAGBRAI® Announces Art Contest Winners

Sioux City RAGBRAI® Announces Art Contest Winners


The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa™ (RAGBRAI) will start its 43rd tour in Sioux City in 2015, and in preparation for the festivities, RAGBRAI sponsored a Kids’ Art Contest for the route communities.

Students in grades k-5 that attend Sioux City Community Schools, Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools, St. Paul Lutheran and Siouxland Community Christian School were asked to participate by submitting individual artwork that incorporates Sioux City’s theme – Sioux City: Party Like It’s 1973!

One local winner was submitted into the statewide contest through which an overall winner will receive a grand prize of $350!

Today, the Sioux City RAGBRAI committee announced the art contest winners at each level. Winners received a $10 gift card to Palmer’s Candy Company:

  • 6 Year Old – Madalyn Johnson from Clark Elementary
  • 8 Year Old – Abby Demers from Holy Cross St. Michael Center
  • 10 Year Old & Overall Winner – Jashua Grima from Loess Hills Elementary
  • 11 Year Old – Kaitlyn George from Sunnyside Elementary

Judge’s Choice – Shelby Edwardson, an 11 year old from Riverside Elementary

A number of art projects were submitted for committee consideration. “It was difficult to select one overall winner to represent Sioux City in the statewide contest,” said Kim Gordon, publicity chairperson for Sioux City’s RAGBRAI committee, adding, “but we felt Jashua beautifully depicted our theme and biking.”

All entry’s will be on display at the downtown Wilbur Aalfs Library now through the RAGBRAI ride.

Jashua Grima (below) was the overall winner and his entry will be submitted into the statewide contest. The statewide art contest winner will be announced in June.