RAGBRAI 2023 Sioux City Outreach


RAGBRAI is coming to Sioux City, July 21-23. The race kicks off on the 23rd, there will be around 30,000 people who turn out for the event. What an opportunity for outreach! I am exploring several options, please contact me for your interests.

Booth at the expo to pass out gospel tracts and share the gospel. Planned for 12:00-9:00 pm July 22. Please contact me ASAP so I know if we have enough volunteers to cover the hours. We can meet at 10:00 am for setup.

One-to-one witnessing All the parks will be full of people camping and downtown will be packed. We will need to coordinate times and locations for going out in pairs.

Open-Air preaching and trivia I have done this at the Ambassadors’ Academy in California recently. It can be done well and be well-received. If we have a handful of volunteers to help build a crowd, we can proclaim the gospel and engage people with a gospel conversation. This may be best on July 21.

We have a special 50th anniversary RAGBRAI tract made up to distribute to the many participating in the event.


July 21 - 23, 2023
5:00 pm Open-Air or One-to-one Heartland Church
Meet up at 5 pm Friday to share the gospel with everyone coming into town for RAGBRAI.
10:00 am - 9:00 pm Gospel Booth Tyson Event Center
Booth hours begin at noon, going until 9:00 pm. Meet at 10:00 if you can to help setup the booth, and prepare for sharing the gospel and answering questions.
10:00 am - 9:00 pm Street Evangelism Tyson Event Center
Meet for prayer and spread out during the Expo to distribute tracts and engage in one-to-one conversation.
This event is passed, registration has been closed.


Heartland Church on Friday
2201 W 19th St, Sioux City, IA 51101

Event Sponsor: Joe Zehring