IT'S TIME TO PEDAL TO PARADISE, RIDERS!
Information for July 30th - Pickup Instructions, Support Vehicle Shuttles, and Safety
Rider Pick-up and Support Vehicles: All vehicles coming to town to pick-up a rider are advised to meet their cyclist at our general lot. This is located 1931 Main Street, Lansing IA 52151. Be advised: This lot will be busy and may require a wait. Best practice will be to coordinate a time for your arrival with your rider and wait outside of town before you come into the general lot. In addition, if there is a wait to enter the general lot, there is a large shoulder to pull off on. Support vehicle drivers or family members/ friends picking up riders are welcome to take the shuttle into town to celebrate!
Official Team Parking Direction: Unless you've been contacted directly by Lansing RAGBRAI, team support vehicles are asked to park in our General Lot, Located at This is located 1931 Main Street, Lansing IA 52151. Be advised: This lot will be busy and may require a wait. Best practice will be to coordinate a time for your arrival with your rider and wait outside of town before you come into the general lot. In addition, if there is a wait to enter the general lot, there is a large shoulder to pull off on.
Rider Shuttle to General Lot - UPDATE: Shuttles and SAGS are provided to assist you in getting you, your bike and your luggage to the general lot safely. The most efficient way will be for you to load your luggage onto the shuttle and follow the bus/shuttle to the general lot to collect your luggage upon your exit. The shuttle will act as a pilot car for additional safety. This plan is in place to prevent you from having to come into town to get your luggage (congestion prevention) with your car and to support you riding on the highway to the lot. In addition, SAG support will be available to those riders who wish to load their bike and ride to the lot on the shuttle.
Parking In Town: There is very limited street parking in town. Please use the general lot if at all possible to park. If you do choose to come into town to take your chances, do not park in any area with a NO PARKING sign. These are there for the safety of traffic, riders, and clearance for large Charter Buses to make their way through town. It is essential that these no parking signs are adhered to.
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welcome Ragbrai riders - a letter from Lansing's mayor Melissa hammell
Welcome RAGBRAI riders to Lansing, IA!
We have the privilege of being one of the most beautiful places in all of Iowa. We are referred to as the Driftless region and God’s country. Our historic town is nestled between towering bluffs and alongside the mighty Mississippi River. While you’re here we hope you have the opportunity to experience Mt. Hosmer. Named for Harriet Hosmer, a sculptor, who won a footrace to the summit of the hill during a steamboat layover in the 1850’s. From the top you can enjoy a wide view of the Mississippi River valley including a view of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. As you enter our historic downtown you will feel like you have gone back in time. Home to many unique and fun shops and restaurants, all happily anticipating your arrival. Another notable stop is our Driftless Area Education Center on the south side of Lansing which offers wonderful historic and natural exhibits, while also having a breathtaking view of our beautiful Blackhawk Bridge. We look forward to seeing you as you finish your journey here in Lansing!
Mayor Melissa Hammell