Entire RAGBRAI Staff Resigns

Just listened to the “Just Go Bike” podcast (episode 135) and heard shocking news that the entire RAGBRAI staff resigned. Reasons are explained in the podcast by TJ and others. Good news is that they are going to start a new ride across Iowa that is not affiliated with the DMR. The Ride is called Iowa’s Ride. They are up and running at Iowasride.com. I have no idea if RAGBRAI will continue next year or not. However, it will be very difficult to continue if your entire staff resigned and takes all institutional knowledge with them.

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Brian Wallenburg, October 15, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Unfortunately this along with the other threads that contained any information pertaining to the new ride will be removed. Basically a big stink over TJ donating $50,000 of RAGBRAI money to the Carson King Venmo fund for the Children’s Hospital. The Register didn’t take kindly to it.

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tjdale57, October 15, 2019 at 4:58 pm

RIP RAGBRAI

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Don Raatz, October 15, 2019 at 5:09 pm

This is what they call “Iowa Stupid”…cyclists will wind up with two watered-down competing rides and will eventually ruin the whole concept.

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Sunflower, October 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Fantastic timing! Right after LeBron James cuddles up to the chicoms TJ and crew do the right thing and vote their conscience.

This could not have happened to a nicer bunch of Cancel Culture people.

Kudos.

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Sunflower, October 15, 2019 at 5:19 pm

Don, you’re not an Iowan, that’s clear.

Here’s how an Iowan analyzes things:

https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1176853201091534849

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