City Park, 200 E. Park Road, will serve as the camping space for RAGBRAI riders and support crews in Iowa City.

Registered RAGBRAI support vehicles are asked to approach Iowa City from Interstate 80, and travel south on Dubuque Street (exit 244) to City Park. It is anticipated that the Park Road bridge will be open for Registered RAGBRAI vehicles. RVs and buses will park in the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium lot adjacent to City Park. No camping will be allowed anywhere on the UI campus, with the exception of RV parking in the Hancher lot.

At the campground in City Park, amenities will include:

  • First Aid in Shelter 8
  • An information booth in Shelter 6
  • Food trucks
  • A bike shop/repair station
  • Showers at and near the City Park Pool
  • Numerous shuttle stops taking riders to the main entertainment hub Downtown (about one mile south of the campground)

The University of Iowa also will provide assistance with wayfinding and information from a tent adjacent to Hancher Auditorium, just across Park Road from City Park.

A supplemental RV space will be in Napoleon Park, 2501 S. Gilbert St. on the south edge of Iowa City. Vehicles parking in this area are asked to approach Iowa City from Highway 218 and need to access the site from McCollister Boulevard. This location will include showers, a shuttle stop to entertainment Downtown, and an information booth just south of the park at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area.


Riders can request private housing by volunteer hosts. Fill out the online request form. All requests are due by July 1, 2018.