RAGBRAI XLVI QCBC Charter Service
Jul 22-28 2018


The Route

Saturday, July 21: Onawa
Population: 2,998
History: Sixth time as host; previously kicked off the ride in 1977, 1983, 1987, 1995 and 2004.

Sunday, July 22: Denison
Population: 8,298
Mileage (from Onawa): 43.3
Climb: 1,558 feet
History: Third overnight visit, previous ones were in 1987 and 2001.

Monday, July 23: Jefferson
Population: 4,345
Mileage (from Dension): 71.7
Climb: 2,527 feet
History: Fourth overnight visit, previous ones were in 1976, 1989 and 2008.

Tuesday, July 24: Ames
Population: 58,965
Mileage (from Jefferson): 58.9
Climb: 997 feet
History: Fourth overnight visit, previous ones were in 1973, 1983 and 2008.

Wednesday, July 25: Newton
Population: 15,254
Mileage (from Ames): 59.1
Climb: 1,777 feet
History: Third overnight visit, previous ones were in 1975 and 2006.

Thursday, July 26: Sigourney
Population: 2,059
Mileage (from Newton): 68.6
Climb: 2,719 feet
History: Third overnight visit, previous ones were in 1975 and 1995.

Friday, July 27: Iowa City
Population: 67,862
Mileage (from Sigourney): 57.6
Climb: 1,413 feet
History: Second overnight visit, first since 1976.

Saturday, July 28: Davenport
Population: 99,685
Mileage (from Iowa City): 68.9
Climb: 1,585 feet
History: Fifth time as host; previously marked the end of the ride in 1973, 1982, 2011 and 2015