RAGBRAI LI July 20 -27, 2024

Reply To: Non registered riders

BillDana, February 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Ragbrai is a society of bicycle riders. Each rider is taxed $150, with that money Ragbrai provides the structure and services that no individual rider could create for himself. As in any society, there are a number of people who are going to live off the grid. You might call them bums, freeloaders, individualists, or bandits. They’re not going to pay the tax whether they have the money or not. And they might claim that they don’t use anything that society might provide for them. But it’s the very structure of the society that they use to their own advantage. Freeloaders can bring down a society as they are doing right now in Greece. But for now, there are enough productive Ragbrai riders who will happily pay their $150 tax and the Ragbrai society will continue to be a success without their help.

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