The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa 2017 (RAGBRAI XLV) The longest running cross-state bicycle tour celebrates its 45th year in 2017. Registration to enter the RAGBRAI lottery runs through April 1, 2017 (paper entry deadline is Feb. 15, 2017). Lottery results are posted May 1. Route announcement is Jan. 21, 2017. Dates: July 23-29, 2017.
Ride Across Iowa This one-day Iowa crossing can either be ridden as a race or an extreme recreational bike ride. It’s 300 miles, but there’s also a 150-mile version. Council Bluffs to Muscatine. Date: Oct. 8, 2016. (check back to website or Facebook page)