Interesting Stats

This information comes from the RAGBRAI Blog

They come from all over the world to ride RAGBRAI, literally!

When the ride started back in 1973, it witnessed mainly riders from Iowa and our border states.  That began to change as the ride grew and gained popularity.  Today, just over a third of all riders call Iowa home.  The participants of RAGBRAI XXXVIII come from each of our nation’s 50 states and Washington, DC.

RAGBRAI XXXVIII will host 128 riders from 19 foreign countries this summer. The foreign countries are Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Guam, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and US Virgin Islands.

Here are some other interesting statistics about who will be riding RAGBRAI:

Top Ten States for RAGBRAI:

  1. Iowa – 36.9%
  2. Illinois – 9.2%
  3. Minnesota – 5.9%
  4. Colorado – 4.4%
  5. California – 4.1%
  6. Texas – 3.4%
  7. Wisconsin – 3.3%
  8. Nebraska – 3.3%
  9. Missouri – 3.0%
  10. Arizona – 1.9%

RAGBRAI riders use a variety of bike types:

  1. Road Bike – 80.5%
  2. Hybrid – 9.9%
  3. Tandem – 3.4%
  4. Recumbent – 2.4%
  5. Mountain Bike – 2.1%
  6. Other – 0.8%
  7. Trike –  0.6%
  8. Tandem-Recumbent – 0.3%

The age breakdown of this year’s participants is as follows:

Under 19           7.2%
20-24                5.1%
25-29                9%
30-34                4%
35-39                7.4%
40-44                10.1%
45-49                13.0%
50-54                15.3%
55-59                12.9%
60-64                8.7%
65-69                4.5%
70-74                1.8%
75-79                0.5%
Over 80             0.2%

The average age of this year’s RAGBRAI participants is 44.6 years

63.8% of the participants are male and 36.2% are female

According to this there will be about 51 trikes in the ride. (0.6% of 8500 Weekly Riders)

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