Despite snow on the ground and cold temperatures, the MacQueen Equipment Group is currently dreaming of sunny summer days traveling by bike – and street sweeper! – across Iowa. That’s because RAGBRAI recently announced their 2018 Route and, as usual, it looks like a fun one!

This year’s route travels West-East across central Iowa. The 2018 Route includes the following eight overnight towns:

  • Onawa
  • Denison
  • Jefferson
  • Ames
  • Newton
  • Sigourney
  • Iowa City
  • Davenport

More information regarding the full route, including all pass-through towns and specific roads, will be released in this spring.

The MacQueen Equipment Group will be a RAGBRAI sponsor for the fourth consecutive year and operate the Official Sweeper of RAGBRAI, an Elgin Crosswind, to assist overnight town’s cleanup after riders pass through.

Two years ago we started the ‘Spot the Sweeper’ challenge on social media and look forward to doing so again this year! More information will be posted closer to RAGBRAI, and we look forward to seeing everyone’s photos again this year. See some photos from the last couple years below!

To learn more about RAGBRAI, visit

Visit our social media pages for opportunities to win swag, see more photos from last year, and follow the sweeper throughout the week: