My son and I are thinking about riding in 2013. I have no doubt that I will love it, but I do have a few concerns in regard to my son. He will be 15 years old next year. I know that he can physically handle the ride; last summer we rode across NY, VT, and NH with fully loaded panniers.
I have to be honest, looking at online photos, I do not see many young people. The prime Ragbrai demographic appears to be people that look like me! My son rides with his “ole” dad a lot! None of his friends ride; I was hoping that he could find a few new buddies and hang with them. He does make friends easily. So… any thoughts, ideas, or opinions would be appreciated!