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RAGBRAI Rider Cup Winner
Assistant RAGBRAI Director Scott Garner with Bareback


Dean “Bareback” Mathias is the 2019 winner of the prestigious RAGBRAI Rider Cup.


Every year since 1992, RAGBRAI’s Rider Cup Award has been presented to the club or team that best promotes the RIDE RIGHT philosophy before and during the annual bicycle ride across Iowa. During the 2019 RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party, Mark Wyatt of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition proudly presented the Rider Cup to Bareback, the first individual to ever receive the honor. Bareback will be forever etched on the traveling cup with all previous winners.


The QCBC RAGBRAI Charter is proud to have Bareback as an honored member of our team.





2019 Route Announcement
Council Bluffs -- Atlantic -- Winterset -- Indianola -- Centerville -- Fairfield -- Burlington -- Keokuk

The 2019 Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which will take place from July 21 to 27, will start in Council Bluffs and end in Keokuk. In between, riders will stop overnight in Atlantic, Winterset, Indianola, Centerville, Fairfield and Burlington.

Clocking in at 427 miles with 14,735 feet of climb, the 47th edition of this roving cycling party is the eighth easiest in route history. The 2019 ride is also the sixth shortest and eighth flattest.

The full route, including pass-through towns and vehicle directions, is expected to be released in March.

2019 RAGBRAI Announcement