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* 2018 RAGBRAI With HBA

Join us on July 22-28, 2018 for RAGBRAI XLVI

RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party on January 27th, 2018.

  • Inside, overnight camping in mostly air-conditioned facilities
  • Daily door-to-door baggage transport   
  • Daily route maps and cue cards with directions to each overnight location   
  • Chartered bus...to & from the start and end towns  


RAGBRAI FEES                   $175.00

+ Tax                         $10.50

= Sub                        $185.50

+ HBA Fee                            $675.00 (Up $50 from 2017)

= Sub                        $860.50 (Up due addition of tax by Ragbrai)

- HBA Pts                  $300.00  (if Max HBA Pts)

=                                   $560.50   (Paid to HBA directly)

***NOTE*** A maximum of 300 points earned by club participation during 2017 may be used to offset the Overnight Accommodations and Transportation fee on a 1 point to $1 basis. Request your earned points totals from our Membership Director. 

Daily Riders:

  • Obtain Wristbands from RAGBRAI OUTSIDE of group #34
  • $80.00 per night for accommodation
  • $100.00 Transportation, Cedar Rapids to start (PRIORITY IS TO WEEK LONG RIDERS)
  • $40.00 Transportation from end town to Cedar Rapids, IA.

Here are 6 easy steps to ensure that you are considered for RAGBRAI with HBA: 

(Complete one application for each participant.)


Complete a RAGBRAI Accommodation and Transportation with HBA


Complete RAGBRAI wristband registration and associate with HBA Group ( #34) for a weeklong wristband.

  • (Register on RAGBRAI.com, designate group #34 for HBA, DO NOT pay RAGBRAI directly, instead send your wristband fee along with other items below to HBA)
  • We encourage week-long HBA riders to sign up with RAGBRAI ASAP.
  • If you registered with RAGBRAi for the July 2016 ride, you will receive an e-mail in November 2016 with a reminder of your USER ID and PASSWORD.
  • If you forget or lose your password, click on 'Lost Password', then enter your username and e-mail address. Your password will be sent to you.


For Minors only, print a copy of the Minor's Waiver.
Sign, date it and submit.


You may include your 2018 HBA Membership Dues, due before January 1, 2018. 

  • Individual: $30.00   Family: $40.00


Make your check payable to HBA, deduct club participation points earned in 2017 (300 points maximum) Request your earned points totals from our Membership Director.


In Summary: send or submit the following items to HBA  (by Feb 15, 2018):

  • Sign and send a RAGBRAI Accommodation and Transportation with HBA (step 1)
  • Complete RAGBRAI wristband registration with HBA, Group #34 for the weeklong wristband. (step 2)
  • Sign and send a RAGBRAI Waiver, for Minors (step 3).
  • Send Your 2018 HBA Membership Renewal (step 4)
  • Include Your Check with the above and send (step 5).

    Hawkeye Bicycle Association - Ragbrai Director 
    Mark Sillman
    402 Larick Dr.
    Marion, IA 52302
    Email Mark

Important Notes:


  • Completing the REGISTER's on-line RAGBRAI form and HBA's RAGBRAI Application Form does not automatically get you a wristband and HBA accommodations. 
  • RAGBRAI allots 60 to 70 week-long passes to HBA.  We cannot guarantee passes for all applicants.  Local, active HBA cyclists who participate in HBA events and club rides get 'first dibs'.  Club members who are not local, and out-of-town relatives of local HBA members add a lot of fun to our shared experience, and they will continue to be welcomed. 
  • If the number of applicants for HBA exceeds the allotted number of passes, plan-B is for extra riders to apply for individual wristbands through the RAGBRAI lottery.  HBA can sometimes provide overnight housing and daily baggage transport if the extra rider can provide their own transportation to the starting town. 
  • Send a separate application for each person:  (More than one application can be mailed in the same envelope.)
  • You must sign the HBA RAGBRAI Application and the RAGBRAI waiver(minors only). Unsigned applications will be returned.  
  • The cancellation fee this year is $40 until April 30th and $80 afterward.  The remaining fee will be refunded when we are able to sell your spot.  This fee helps cover costs and effort associated with reselling the passes.