Resident Resources: RAGBRAI LI

Let’s Welcome RAGBRAI LI
With Open Arms!

Indianola is excited to be the meeting town for RAGBRAI LI on Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

While we prepare for the thousands of visitors anticipated to make their way through town, here are some helpful details about RAGBRAI LI in Indianola. Select each question as part of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to expand the answer.

As RAGBRAI LI draws closer, please check back often for updates as plans are finalized, and stay connected with Indianola RAGBRAI on Facebook and Instagram.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Proposed Bike Route Through Indianola?

An interactive map will be available soon. Please check back often!

View Proposed Bike Route & Event Map (PDF)

Proposed RAGBRAI LI Indianola Route Map for Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

What If My House Is On The RAGBRAI Route?

Streets along the route will be blocked off, likely beginning on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 23. Volunteers will be at barricades to assist drivers on or through the route.

The Indianola RAGBRAI Planning Committee recommends people living on the route to plan to leave their cars outside the route and walk home or to their vehicle.

There will be no parking on the route; violators will be ticketed/towed at the owner’s expense.

How Do I Get Around Town On July 24?

Be patient, advise local law enforcement. With more than 10,000 extra people in town, traffic will be moving more slowly than usual. It will take longer to get to your destinations.

When Will Things Get Busy Due To RAGBRAI?

The Indianola RAGBRAI Planning Committee expects riders and spectators to arrive sporadically throughout the day, as early as 5 a.m. and a majority between 7-11 a.m.

Activity is expected to calm around 2 p.m.

Will Emergency Services Be Available?

Emergency and medical services will be available for RAGBRAI participants and community members. At RAGBRAI specifically, the Indianola Police Department will have officers stationed across the route, and the Indianola Fire Department will have tents set up at the Indianola Downtown Square and will be roving the area.

Can I Be A Volunteer For RAGBRAI In Indianola?

Absolutely! It takes a village to make an event like this happen.

Please complete this online form and our Volunteer Committee Chair will be in touch with you.

Thank you for you interest!

Who Are All Of The Vendors?

A list of vendors will be made available online at Please check the website often as RAGBRAI LI in Indianola nears.

Where Will The Entertainment And Party Be?

Food and non-food vendors, as well as entertainment and other activities, will be primarily at the Indianola Downtown Square.

Where Can I Find More RAGBRAI LI Details?

For more information about RAGBRAI LI’s meeting town stop in Indianola, please visit our website at You can also follow Indianola RAGBRAI on Facebook and Instagram.

For more about the RAGBRAI LI event itself, please visit You can also find RAGBRAI on Facebook, Instagram and X.

If I Have More Questions, Who Can I Ask?

Please email We’ll answer your question and add it to our online list of FAQs.

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Page last updated: 8:00 a.m. June 24, 2024