RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party


Do you want to know the 2016 RAGBRAI Route?  Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party on January 23, 2016.  This year the big event moves to CAPITAL SQUARE (400 Locust Street, Des Moines) for two levels of fun.  We are featuring the entertainment of a full-band, dueling piano’s group, Pianopaloza.

Another big change – EVERYBODY is admitted at 7 PM.  If you aren’t an Iowa Bicycle Coalition member, that is OK. Non-member tickets cost $5 extra, but you can join the Iowa Bicycle Coalition when you purchase your ticket.

The event will feature a giant silent auction, music, free beverage (while supplies last), and the announcement of the overnight towns on the RAGBRAI route in 2016.

Tables are available at two different prices.  Premium tables are located on the floor level and include valet parking for one vehicle at the event. Upper level tables are located on the second floor of the venue and feature a full view of the floor.

We are changing our silent auction this year. We are using mobile bidding on your smartphone. You can sign up and start bidding right now at https://www.handbid.com/auctions/ragbrai-route-announcement-silent-auction

We know this is going to be a lot of fun.  You can use the mobile website to bid or you can download the handbid app.  It will be much easier to download before the party and start bidding now.

We also won’t have lines to checkout.  You will be able to do it right on your phone.  You can setup your secure credit card checkout before the event begins.  When the auction ends, show your receipt on your phone and you are ready to go.


Purchase your tickets of tables early.  This is a smaller venue than before and this is sure to be a sell-out event.



Capital Square
400 Locust
Des Moines, IA 50309

View location on Google Maps

Iowa Bike Expo

Coming to Des Moines Early?   Attend the Iowa Bicycle Expo from 10 AM to 5:30 PM at the Iowa Events Center.

In addition to live music and the RAGBRAI route announcement, this special night will feature:

Silent Auctions on Great Cycling Items
Door Prizes
“Guess the Route” Raffles
Iowa Bicycle Coalition Updates
Complimentary Drafts (also a Cash Bar)
Special Commemorative Souvenir Gift
Fun for ALL!


All proceeds from the event benefit the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition builds partnerships, educates Iowans, and helps to establish
safe and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks throughout Iowa.


Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel  401 Locust Street · Des Moines, Call 515-244-2151. Book Online
Holiday Inn Downtown/Mercy Campus  1050 6th Ave, 50314 Des Moines, Call (515) 283-0151. Book Online
HYATT PLACE DES MOINES/DOWNTOWN 418 6TH Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309, Call 800-634-3839 Group Code (G-IBIS) Book Online
Ask for the Iowa Bicycle Summit block room rate.


Des Moines International Airport, 5800 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321, (515) 256-5050, http://www.dsmairport.com 


Driving Directions

From Interstate 35 from the North:
Follow I-235 West into Downtown Des Moines and take the Third Street Exit to the Iowa Events Center.

From Interstate 35 from the South:
Merge onto I-235 East exit and travel east towards Downtown Des Moines. Take the downtown exit and proceed to the Third Street exit.

From Interstate 80 from the East:
Headed west on I-80, take the I-235 West exit and continue towards Downtown Des Moines. Take the 3rd Street exit (Downtown Des Moines) and go south to the Iowa Events Center complex. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance.

From Interstate 80 from the West:
Headed east on I-80, take the I-235 East exit and continue towards Downtown Des Moines. Take the Iowa Events Center Exit (Third Street) and turn right. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance of our complex.