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Reply To: Not Going with a Charter

cappidog, March 7, 2019 at 10:10 am

Previous posts pretty much cover things. I’ve ridden w/o charter for years…it’s easy. Throw your camping gear (a surplus military duffle is perfect, but spray paint or color tape it so you can easily find it when you arrive at the overnight town) into the RAGBRAI truck in the AM, pick it up in the PM, set up your tent, repeat for a week. Your duffle (luggage, whatever) will be weighed the first morning only; be sure to stay in weight guidelines. With 20,000 bikers coming through, churches are prepared and are a great place to eat and visit, both along the way and in overnight towns. Also Hy-Vee supermarkets heve serious salad bars and generally set up so riders can sit down and fill up. The ride organizers do a great job prepping and coaching the towns how to accomodate thousands of riders and in my experience you’ll always be able to find a good or service to get you to the Mississippi happy and geeked to do the next year’s ride.

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