Here’s what you need to know and how to be the first to know:


Go to or at 8:30 p.m. to catch the show. (Tune in as early as 8:15 p.m. for a photo slideshow of the best pictures from last year!)

Hosts Michael Morain and Kyle Munson will introduce you to some of the RAGBRAI bigwigs, share stories of RAGBRAI past and, of course, give you live access as each overnight town is announced The live announcement will be around 9 p.m.

AN EXTRA SURPRISE! And if the anticipation wasn’t killing you already, we’ve got a new special “feature” to surprise you with Saturday.

CAN’T TUNE IN? Follow @RAGBRAI_Iowa on Twitter to catch each town as it’s announced or like RAGBRAI on Facebook to find a story with the town details. Or check back at Saturday night or Sunday for details on the towns, an interactive map and video clips and photos from the party.

CHAT TUESDAY: Want to know more about the plans for this year’s ride? Chat online with RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz on Tuesday at noon.

During the day: Bike expo

The unveiling of RAGBRAI’s overnight towns is just the capper to a day of bicycling events in Des Moines on Saturday. Visitors to the free, one-day Iowa Bike Expo can shop and get ideas for destinations, gear, equipment and more. Exhibitors from all over the country will attend.

When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hy-Vee Hall A in the Iowa Events Center, 833 Fifth Ave.

Info: More information is at

Plus, there’s much more at and

LOOK BACK: Whet your appetite with our daily look back at 2014’s excitement at Check out the whole collection of 2014 videos and galleries and what people are saying on Twitter already in a special presentation at now.

WHERE DO YOU THINK IT’LL GO? Find out the most-guessed towns in our annual Guess the Route competition.