First time rider? Grizzled veteran rider? We’ve brushed the dust off our “What to Pack list and updated it for 2019!
While this document contains requirements for Air Force team members, it can also be used by the general public as a fairly comprehensive checklist all the same!
Click here to download!AFCT_What_to_Pack_RAGBRAI_2019
You can always expect us to be at RAGBRAI every year, but what about the other 358 days of the year?!
Look no further then below for our 2019 regional ride calendars! You can expect to see a handful of us at any of the events posted.
Unfamiliar with the regions? Check out our handy map below. (You can also click the dots on the map for the ride calendar!)
Region missing? Check back later as we’re still adding new calendars.
Registration for 2019 runs 15 November 2018 – 15 December 2018!
All Active Air Force, Reserves, Guard, Civil Servants and Retirees: How would you like to SLOW DOWN and represent the Air Force by riding your bicycle and serving others for a span of 7 days, riding ~70-100 miles a day? If you answered “YES!” Press on to instruction #1!
1. Contact the Base/Regional leader nearest to you to discuss the rider contract and consider before signing. Once signed, you enter into a very serious agreement of brotherhood and commitment.
(Note: Some regions/hubs fluctuate yearly based on available riders & leadership! Some state colors on map are suggestions)
2. Once your contract is signed, work with your regional leader fill out the rider gear paperwork. You will submit that along with your payment to them. Your leader will have the latest copy of all forms.
3. Since each region has a limited number of initial spots for RAGBRAI, your spot wont be reserved until your leader has received the signed contract, gear application, and payment (currently done via Venmo). There are other options (like local rider only) that your regional leader should be able to fill you in on.
4. Deadline for 2019 is 15 December 2018!
Please excuse the mess while we transition to our new team site! Some features are still being rolled out but feel free to drop us a line here if you find any bugs!
This site is up to date with modern features / security and will not only allow the team to communicate better internally but opens up feedback avenues for those without Facebook accounts!
If you or your organization want to donate items or offer financial support for the AF Cycling Team, please contact Larry Gallo .
Sponsor Team Meal
Spnosor Team Uniform or Accessories
Sponsor Fuel and Gas Cards
Sponsor Drinks (Sports Drinks, Water, etc)
Sponsor Transportation Costs
Donation Items: (not limited to these)
Road Bike Equipment and Parts
Road Bike Tire Tubes
Tents and Camping Supplies
Is there another area you would like to help the Team out with? if so send us your suggestion(s).
Thank You for your support!!
What is RAGBRAI all about you ask! Check out these videos to get a close-in view and perspective.
AFCT RAGBRAI 2013: Time To Dip; AFCT RAGBRAI 2013
AFCT RAGBRAI 2013: Flipping Jack’s; AFCT RAGBRAI 2013
AFCT RAGBRAI Parade 2015; AFCT RAGBRAI PARADE 2015
AFCT RAGBRAI 2016 Time-Lapse & Interview videos; AFCT RAGBRAI 2016 videos
How do I???
AFCT RAGBRAI Campsite Setup Teardown; AFCT RAGBRAI Campsite Setup Teardown
How to change and fix a flat bike tire by Trek Bicycle; How to change and fix a flat bike tire by Trek Bicycle
Upcoming RAGBRAI Events:
January 27, 2018 – RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party & Iowa Bike Expo
February 15, 2018 – Deadline to register via paper application
April 1, 2018 – Deadline for weeklong rider registration (all waivers and payments must be received by this deadline for your entry to be included in the lottery)
May 1, 2018 – Lottery results are posted
May 1, 2018 – Deadline to request a registration refund
May 19, 2018 – Pigtails at Prairie Trail II
June 1, 2018 – 2018 Registration closes
June 16, 2018 – BACooN Ride 5
July 21, 2018 – RAGBRAI XLVI Expo
July 22-28, 2018 – RAGBRAI XLVI
Your Training Miles are getting you ready! They make the difference in enjoying the ride versus working to enjoy the ride!!