RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
Friends of RAGBRAI


Clubs/Teams Meeting

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Iowa Events Center
in Downtown Des Moines
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Veterans Memorial – CCCU Conference Center
730 3rd Street in Downtown Des Moines
Rooms 303 – 306  

You are cordially invited to attend the RAGBRAI/RIDE RIGHT Meeting for Clubs and Teams.  This is the annual January meeting of the RAGBRAI club and team representatives, but interested individuals may attend as well.  The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines (730 3rd Street).  The meeting will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  and there is no fee to attend this meeting.  Click for directions.

The purpose of the Meeting for Clubs and Teams is to improve safety of the event and to make the ride more enjoyable for all. The meeting will be comprised of presentations as well as a open forum session.  We cannot improve RAGBRAI without the help and input of our clubs and teams. This meeting is an opportunity to express your thoughts and concerns about RAGBRAI. The feedback generated from these meetings will lay the groundwork that can be implemented to make RAGBRAI safer and more enjoyable on the road and in the towns that we visit. It is our hope that you will share this information learned with the rest of your team members.


General Meeting of RAGBRAI Clubs & Teams




3:30pm – 3:35pm         RAGBRAI Overview & Introductions of RAGBRAI Staff/Crew
T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI Director


3:35pm – 3:45pm         Discuss Safety & Medical Initiatives
Bob Libby, RAGBRAI Medical Coordinator


3:45pm – 3:55pm         Discuss New Safety Initiatives
Dan McKay, RIDE RIGHT Chairman


3:55pm – 4:05pm         Iowa State Patrol – Initiatives for 2015
Sgt. Scott Bright & Lt. Dan Schaffer


4:05pm – 4:10pm         RAGBRAI SAG Wagons
RAGBRAI’s SAG Drivers  


4:10pm – 4:15pm         RAGBRAI Baggage Trucks
Joe Connolly, RAGBRAI Crew 


4:15pm – 4:20pm       Route Marking (Bike Route, Vehicle Route & Meeting Town)
Mark Reid, RAGBRAI Crew Member


4:20pm – 4:25pm         RAGBRAI Bike Shops


4:25pm – 4:30pm         Karras Loop & New Loop for 2015! 


4:30pm – 4:35pm         Chris Brewer, Team LIVESTRONG


4:35pm – 4:45pm         Recognize Clubs & Teams
Dream Team Mentors


4:45pm – 4:50pm        Iowa Bicycle Coalition Update
Mark Wyatt, Executive Director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition


4:50pm – 5:00pm         Q & A and RAGBRAI Open Forum
Registration Site Rebuild for 2016
T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI Director


5:00pm                        Adjourn meeting

7:00pm – 8:00pm         RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party Pre-Event


                                    Pre-Event from 7-8 PM for Iowa Bicycle Coalition members only. 


8:00pm – 11:00pm       RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party
(Tickets may still be available)

benefitting the Iowa Bicycle Coalition
Hy-Vee Hall




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