Offical Denison RAGBRAI T-Shirts

The Denison RAGBRAI shirts have been a huge success.  We have sold out of many sizes and styles of the shirts available locally.   The first run of shirts are now available on our website.   The shirt shop will be open July 16 – July 25th.

As always the greatest selection in sizes and styles are available online.  Click HERE to order your official Denison RAGBRAI t-shirt.

These are custom shirts and so they are batched ordered.   Please expect delivery approximately the middle of August.  Bacon!

Kids Art Contest Finalist

Earlier, children in Denison were invited to participate in a community-wide coloring contest.   More information about the contest can be found HERE.

As the winner of the Denison RAGBRAI contest Kimberly is now entered in the the state-wide contest. She is competing to receive a grand prize of $350 from RAGBRAI. Help her out and give her your vote as Deni our Denison RAGBRAI mascot goes cycling through Yellow Smoke.

Please click on Kimberly’s masterpiece to vote for her today!

Denison RAGBRAI Camping FAQ’s

Q: Who do I call to reserve a campsite?

A: The deadline for reserved campsites was June 15, 2018. After June 15, 2018 everything is first come, first serve.


Q: Do you still have room for me?

A: Yes, we do still have places for all Official RAGBRAI banded riders in Denison.


Q: Where is the main campground located?

A: Denison High School on North 16th Street and 8th Ave North


Q: Can anyone get into the main campground to camp?

A: NO, only those who are registered riders of RAGBRAI can get into the main campground.  Access to this area is ONLY for those who have passes that you applied for and that you were given by RAGBRAI. (VEHICLE PASS, RIDER BAND)


Q: If I called and got a reserved spot already where do I go?

A: Teams and charters that called before the June 15th deadline have already been placed in areas around Denison. Your team contact has your information.


Q: Can I camp any place I want?

A: No, there are designated areas for campers.


Q: Are there areas marked for open camping?

A: Yes, they are in the main campground.  (16th Street and 8th Ave N)


Q: Is there a map?

A: It will be coming shortly on our website and Facebook page


Q: I have a camper, were do I go?

A: The official campground for RV’s is the Crawford County Fairgrounds.  They are located at the intersection of Highway 39 and Ave. C in Denison. This campground is only for RAGBRAI banded campers and riders – this is a first come, first serve campground.


Q: Is there electrical available at the RV Campground?

A: Yes, there is limited electrical available on a first come, first serve basis. The Crawford County Fairgrounds will charge a fee for electrical service if spots are available.

Denison RAGBRAI Ride Right – Bike Scavenger Hunt

Denison RAGBRAI’s Ride Right Committee is holding a Scavenger Hunt to introduce the 10 rules of Ride Right bicycle safety.

To participate download a scavenger hunt form (English or Spanish) or pick up one at the Chamber office located at 19 Main Street, Denison, Iowa.

Each week, beginning May 10, 2018, several chaotic, anti-safety teams, starting with the letter M will be hidden in the Denison Bulletin, Advisor, La Prensa Hispanic Newspaper, and Channel 18.  These are teams you do NOT want to ride with.

Find the team name, along with the advice they have ignored about bike safety.  Put this information on the Scavenger Hunt form each week.  When completely filled out, return the form to the Information booth located on Broadway on RAGBRAI day, July 22, 2018 between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

The first 10 entries will receive LED bike lights and the next 30 will receive gift cards donated by Subway.  All entries will be placed in a drawing for a bicycle and a helmet donated by Wal-Mart.


Denison RAGBRAI Ride Right Committee | Bike Rodeo | May 12, 2018

The Ride Right committee and the Crawford County Cruisers Bicycle Club invite any 5 to 13 year olds with a bike to come out to the National Guard armory on Highway 30. That is May 12th , Saturday, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

What do we have happening? We have 7 stations to go through including a bike check.

We have free bike locks and we are giving away a bicycle and helmet. Bring your bike, helmet, closed-toe shoes and a parent or guardian.

You can register online, pick up a registration form at the Chamber office or register at the event.

Click HERE to pre-register online



The good people of Denison look forward to hosting you in our fair community.

We will provide plenty of camping space in the official RAGBRAI campgrounds. For those desiring other accommodations, you have the option of requesting housing. We ask for a small donation of $3 per group to help defray our costs. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Thank you.

Please send the $3 donation to:

PO Box 668
Denison, IA 51442

Any applications received prior to May 1 or with invalid wristband numbers will not be processed.

Click HERE to complete the housing form.

Online T-Shirt Ordering

Denison RAGBRAI 2018 themed shirts are now available online.   Click HERE to order today.

Flat $5.99 shipping.
Free shipping over $99.

If you are in Denison shirts will be purchased at various retail locations.  The greatest selection of  colors, children’s sizes, tanks, and ladies V-neck are online only.

Show your support for responsible use of bacon in living tie-dyed color.