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July 23-29, 2017

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Ride with IPAF | Other Ways to Join the Team (Sponsor or Volunteer)

Each July, the Des Moines Register holds the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) and the IPA Foundation will again sponsor team for the week-long trek across the state of Iowa.

As ambassadors for the association and our profession, the IPA Foundation RAGBRAI team connects with Iowa pharmacists and pharmacies along the route, serves fellow riders with first aid and OTC treatments, and educates Iowans on the important role of pharmacy. Any Iowa pharmacist, pharmacy technician or student pharmacist is welcome to join this weeklong adventure on two wheels, spreading the word about pharmacy from river to river.

This year's route from Orange City to Lansing is the third easiest RAGBRAI route ever, so if you have ever thought about doing RAGRBAI, this is your year and we have your team! Join the Foundation's RAGBRAI team!

Read the recap of last year’s RAGBRAI team.

Ride with the IPA Foundation

The team will be limited to 20 weekly riders and an additional 10 daily riders per day. A wait list will be used for additional interested riders. NEW this year! The team will be divided into three groups: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each team will have a captain and 5-7 additional riders with a list of pharmacies to visit for the day. The deadline to join the team as a week-long rider has passed, however you have until May 31, 2017, to join as a daily rider.
Daily Riders (up to 3 days) Benefits:
  • IPAF Team Bike Jersey (discounted rate)
  • Transportation of gear and supplies
  • Official registration through RAGBRAI
  • Official RAGBRAI wristband
  • Camping with Host families or the RAGBRAI campgrounds (if needed)
  • Snacks for each day
  • Water and coffee available each day
  • Personal Shower Tents (shower bag is rider’s responsibility)
  • SAG Service for tired riders if needed or half-day riders
  • Electrical Charge Station
Daily Rider By May 31
(Max 3 Days) $125/day

To Register:
  • Register or Login to your user account (Help)
  • In the Search Field enter “IPA Foundation #10397” to join the team
  • Select “Join Group”
2. Pay your registration fee for Weekly Rider or Daily Rider
Registration Deadlines
Daily Riders: May 31

Other Ways to Join the Team

Not a rider? Not a problem. The Foundation's RAGBRAI Team is more than riders. Join the team through a supportive role.

We are looking for hosts in the overnight stops along the route and volunteers to drive the team to help get the team from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River. If interested, contact Nicole Straker at or 515-270-0713.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support the entire team or a specific rider (once team is set). Click here to make a sponsorship payment

Buy a Jersey
 You can purchase previous years’ jerseys at a discount at the IPA Store.