Join The Team!

Registration for 2021 runs 15 November 2020 – 15 December 2020!

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.

Due to COVID-19 canceling the 2020 ride, many riders have opted to carry their slot forward to 2021. A limited number of slots are still available for 2021 however! 

(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 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 / non RAGBRAI rider) that your regional leader should be able to fill you in on.

4.  Deadline for 2021 is 15 December 2020!

Wait list determinations (if any) will be made 15-31 December

26 thoughts on “Join The Team!

  1. I moved to Layton from Cibolo, Texas (near Randolph AFB) in September 2018. Only rode the rails to trails. Not really that enjoyable. Will probably ride Antelope Island when weather changes. However, riding with someone who knows the area would be preferred.
    I rode with the the Texas AF Cycling Team when I had an opportunity. Easier to ride in Texas many less traveled country roads and many people to ride with.
    Riding in South Texas was year around. Haven’t ridden since Winter started. I feel really out of shape even though I work out at the
    Hill gym. At this time I am probably a “C” rider.

    I feel somewhat uneasy riding here by myself not knowing areas with less traffic. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

  2. New to cycling & triathlon. I JUST learned about this. I’m kicking myself in the pants over missing the application deadline. Granted, there are events near me (Augusta, GA), but to ride with wingmen would be awesome.

    1. Hi Nyle, there’s always next year! (our timelines are pretty similar year to year.) Feel free to reach out to whichever leader is closest to you and you may be able to ride with them on some training days

  3. I ride RAGBRAI with family every chance I get. This year I would like to represent my AF family. Currently in Korea and heading to Japan. If we dont have any team leaders in these areas I’ll take it on. Cheers!

  4. Hello Mark, you and I have been talking about this for quite a while 🙂 There is nothing in your area so RAGBRAI would be your only option. Please get with the Nebraska Team Leader Michael Hall who is at Offutt, to look into getting a RAGBRAI slot.

  5. I’m a retired member living in MN. Due to my current job it would be very difficult to meet the required formations out side of the week in Iowa. I could join either NE or Scott group. What are the events and locations of the mandatory formations? Are there exceptions made. I finally got enough seniority at my current job to get the week off each summer.

    1. at this time we are not suited to take all veterans, only the retired AF type, one of the reason is we would be a huge team and all we have is people with fulltime Air Force jobs trying to get things done. We are sorry.

  6. It would be nice to have a European Cycling branch as well. I cycle and I would like to help set up on Germany.

    1. I am PCSing to Germany and would be interested if you start something there!

  7. Am interested in being an Air Force Cycling Team member, 2019. I’m a USAF retiree. I retired in 2005, 20 years service.

  8. Am interested in being an Air Force Cycling Team member.
    Thank you.

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