RAGBRAI LI July 20 -27, 2024

Reply To: Electric assist bikes?

Paige Palombo, October 25, 2019 at 9:57 am

I just say “NO” to e-bikes. It will change the whole culture and challenge of RAGBRAI. If you get to the point that you can’t ride a bicycle anymore at a level required for RAGBRSI, then sure, get an e-bike and use it for recreation, join a local e-bike club or start an e-bike event. I don’t have a problem with people using the bikes in general. But don’t take over RAGBRAI. While Ragbrai is an inclusive event for bicycle riders of all levels, it does require a level of fitness to complete it. There are limits on the number of riders allowed each year and I know I will be upset if thousands of additional people sign up and get into the lottery and I can’t ride it with my bicycle because thousands of e-bike riders are out there cruising through the ride.

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