Option 2: Last-Half-Hog Package (for those riding Wednesday through Saturday)
To enter RAGBRAI on Tuesday afternoon, 7/21, you can take our shuttle from our designated Des Moines airport hotel to the overnight town of Iowa Falls, departing the hotel parking lot at about 3:00 p.m. and arriving in camp at about 4:30 p.m. This Half Hog shuttle is $51. Our prorated weeklong support is $65 per day, and four days is $260. You may choose among our shuttles at week’s end, but if you parked a vehicle in Des Moines, you would use our shuttle from Clinton to the AmericInn Hotel at the Des Moines airport ($120).
On Tuesday, July 21, around 2:00, our coach will be available to board in the parking lot of our designated Des Moines airport hotel, AmericInn. From there, we will depart for our Tuesday night campsite in Iowa Falls, where Half-Hoggers will check in right away at our front desk (or set off to find your charter). You may spend four days with us, pedaling into Clinton on Saturday, the 25th. From here, you can use our Clinton/Des Moines Shuttle to return you to the Des Moines airport hotel by early evening. (In fact, you can use any of our post-RAGBRAI shuttles--to Quad Cities, Omaha, or to Des Moines.)
How To Reserve Half Hog Options
On your PBV online application, you can select the First-Half Hog (exit shuttle) or Last-Half Hog (enter shuttle) to or from Iowa Falls. You can also select partial-week support and choose the days you will spend with PBV. Unfortunately, the tent service can't be prorated; however, some half-week riders have gone ahead and taken a tent for the full week. Let us know, please, if you have questions about anything.
Des Moines Hotel and Parking for Half Hoggers
On Tuesday, July 21, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Des Moines airport AmericInn Hotel just off of Fleur Drive. To take advantage of our $98 rate, call (515) 285-5180 and mention Pork Belly Ventures for a reservation on Tuesday night, July 21. (You may ask for Priscilla.) It may be possible to use an inexpensive parking option at the hotel, Park and Fly, depending on availability. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the Des Moines airport very nearby.