msbrhonclif: Hi all,I’m brand new to RAGBRAI this year (and way excited about it!) But I’m wondering what the best way to get my bike to the start city is. I’m in Houston, TX. Should I ship the bike? Are there any teams down here in Texas that are bussing up?Advice is greatly appreciated!Michele
If you are using Pork Belly Ventures, use their “Send My Bike” service which delivers your boxed-up bike to their campsite in Sioux Center (i.e., you don’t have to go to FedEx in Sioux Center to get it). And PBV ships from their loading site at Clinton. Very easy!
You can always use High Country Shipping (find them on the web). I have used them for rides other than RAGBRAI and they are reliable. Box your bike and ship from Houston to Sioux Center. They will have details about how to ship back from Clinton.