Upcoming Events




Davenport RAGBRAI Committee announced the route the cyclists will take from Blue Grass to the Mississippi River. It is a different route from 2011 and 2015 leading to River Drive. The dip site is at the Marquette Street boat ramp. Riders will then be directed to the Downtown Davenport Street Fest, expanded Freight House Farmers Market, and RAGBRAI Village in LeClaire Park to continue the celebration.

“We would like to encourage residents along the RAGBRAI route to cheer on the cyclists as they complete the 428-mile, week-long ride,” says City of Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch.

Each town is asked to create its own logo separate from the official RAGBRAI logo. The Davenport RAGBRAI Committee releases its logo today along with the theme of Made It Here! Alex Salaverria, Downtown Davenport Partnership, designed and created the logo


RAGBRAI® Art Contest for Kids

RAGBRAI® sponsors a kid’s art contest for students in kindergarten through 5th grade.  Davenport is the ending town for this year’s ride across Iowa for 20,000 cyclists arriving on July 28.  Our community’s winner will go on to be entered in the statewide contest with the grand prize winner receiving $350.


  • Davenport’s theme of “Made It Here!” must be incorporated into the artwork.
  • Artwork should be no larger than 11” x 14”.
  • The artwork can be drawings (crayon, marker, pencil, etc.), paintings (finger paints, watercolors, etc.), or sculptures (clay, paper maché, etc.).
  • Written on the back or securely attached to the artwork must include the following: first and last name, age, grade, school, home address, phone number, and parent/guardian name.
  • Artwork may be brought to the Downtown Davenport Visitor Center, located inside the RiverCenter South, 2nd & Perry St. entrance, Davenport, IA. Artwork may be brought during regular business hours by Friday, June 1.  Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
  • The chosen winner will be contacted by June 8.
  • The winning student will receive a “Made It Here Davenport” t-shirt and prizes.


A photo of the winner’s artwork will be placed on www.davenportragbrai.com and sent to local media.  Artwork entered will be displayed July 24-29 at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.  Participants can pick up their artwork at the Downtown Davenport Visitor Center during regular business hours on July 31-August 3.  Any artwork left after August 3 will be discarded.


Questions?  Please contact Jessica Waytenick, Davenport RAGBRAI Committee Publicity Chair at 309-736-6827 or jwaytenick@visitquadcities.com.