Hawkgrove, I too am from Phoenix and looking to do Ragbrai next year and hopefully bum a ride. I won’t be able to help you with the transport part but I thought if I posted up here we could hopefully start coordinating with others or at least share info.
I’m probably just going to be shipping my bike to the start because I’m using an xtracycle and its much too big to ask anyone to transport for me, so I’m just looking for a ride to the start from Phoenix…just me and a bag. I’ll be continuing on to Pittsburgh after the ride.
This is my first Ragbrai and right now I don’t know anyone else from Arizona going, and I’m not in any bike clubs. It would at least be nice to meet up with some people along the way to ride with.