RAGBRAI XLIX registration is now open!

Bike lock–do I need one?

First timer, do I bring a lock with me at all? My bike will fit in my tent at night, but for in town walking around I assume everyone just leans their bike where there is space and hopes for the best?

Thank you!

3 Replies

Sam, July 16, 2019 at 10:35 am

Nah, you’ll be fine. Most towns you wouldn’t be able to find anything to lock up to anyways.


Luv 2 Ski, July 16, 2019 at 11:24 am

That really depends. If your bike is really precious to you then why not lock it up. I never carry a lock during the day, and I typically do not lock my bike in camp. When I go out to the festivities at night I always lock my bike.


garywilk, July 16, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Most people just walk or take a bus around town later on so no lock is needed. They have a lot of busses that go from campgrounds to the key points of interest. If you do take your bike around later on in the night or very early morning, there is a chance a heavier partier may just want a quick trip back to their campsite and borrow it. If you do plan to take your bike out late, you may just want to get a cheap small lock to make the partier look at easier targets.


You must be logged in to reply to this topic.





Gatherings & Meetings

Lost and Found


Clubs, Teams & Charters

Friends of RAGBRAI