Jan 27, 2023 - Things to Do

RAGBRAI 2023 route guesses and most common cities

Most commonly-visited locations in the RAGBRAI
Data: RAGBRAI; Map: Axios Visuals

Saturday's RAGBRAI route reveal is one of the state's most anticipated announcements, as Iowans prepare to don their spandex again and voyage across the state on two wheels.

State of play: We asked you recently for guesses on this year's route — and you all most certainly believe Des Moines will return as an overnight town again for the first time in a decade.

  • The majority of guesses are that the route starts at Sioux City, then goes to Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Ames, Des Moines, Grinnell, Iowa City and ends in Davenport.

🤔 Our guess: We've been a bit nosy ourselves in trying to figure out the big route.

  • The only hint we've found is a 2013 photo uploaded by the Register to its public photo service site on Jan. 25 with the caption, "RAGBRAI last visited Des Moines in 2013."

What's next: Attend Saturday's announcement party for $50 or watch on Facebook between 8-8:30pm to learn the route.

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