Due to uncertainties in the summer ahead, IPA will not host a RAGBRAI team in 2021. We wish all riders a successful ride!

RAGBRAI XLVIII  July 25-31, 2021
Le Mars > Storm Lake > Fort Dodge > Iowa Falls > Waterloo > Anamosa > Maquoketa > Clinton

Each July, the Des Moines Register holds the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), and the IPA Foundation sponsors a 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. For a taste of what the week holds, read our 2019 RAGBRAI recap

Ride with IPAF

The team is limited to 20 full week riders, plus up to 10 daily riders each day. A wait list will be used for additional interested riders. The team will be divided into groups, supported by a captain who will have a list of pharmacies for their group to visit each day. 

The IPA Foundation RAGBRAI team is a professional team of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists with a primary objective of representing the pharmacy profession across the state. The team uses this unique opportunity to display the expertise, accessibility and patient care provided by pharmacy professionals while displaying IPA’s values of collaboration, advocacy, innovation, education, engagement, leadership, and positive patient outcomes in all we do.

If you are choosing to ride RAGBRAI for other reasons, this may not be the team for you. Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and will result in immediate expulsion from the team.

Other Ways to Join the Team

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

Drive the Support Vehicle
Volunteer drivers help get the team from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River. Contact IPA at ipa@iarx.org or
515-270-0713 if you can help.

Be an Overnight Host  
We are looking for hosts in the overnight stops along the route.  If interested, contact IPA at ipa@iarx.org or 515-270-0713.  

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

Thank You 2019 Sponsors!

Independent Pharmacy Cooperative
Pharmacy Times
Medicap Pharmacy