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Host RAGBRAI Riders on July 26

In order to provide a place for local hosts and RAGBRAI riders/crew to connect, we've created the "Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Housing" Facebook group. You may join the group today!


Beginning May 1st, local hosts and RAGBRAI riders are able to post in the group to request/offer housing. All posts will be reviewed/approved by a group admin (one of our Emmetsburg RAGBRAI committee members) before it will be published.


In order to keep the process as organized as possible, we're asking that riders and hosts include the information below in their posts. Additionally, we ask that you please delete your post(s) from the group once you've matched up with a host/rider. This will make it easier for those still seeking/offering housing to look through group posts and connect with a host/rider.

Posting guide/template for local hosts:

Please provide the following information when you post in the group:

  • Contact person name (if different than your Facebook name)

  • Total number of riders/crew you can accommodate

  • If you're willing to host males, females, and/or children

  • Short description of facilities you're offering (yard/tent camping, beds, indoor floor space, shower/toilet access, smoking/nonsmoking, vehicle parking, pet friendly, etc.)


Official RAGBRAI wristbands:

Please request official wristband numbers from the riders you will be hosting. Anyone in the community who houses unregistered riders opens themselves to full liability for whatever may happen at their home. Please deny all housing requests made without a valid wristband number. Any unregistered riders looking for housing should be denied housing and should not be provided any services.


Need Assistance?

Are you offering housing but don't use Facebook? Please contact the Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Committee/Emmetsburg Chamber at 712-852-2283 or emmetsburgRAGBRAI@gmail.com. We'll collect your information and post to the Facebook group on your behalf and get you matched with a rider.