I suppose I’m writing in hopes of all the ways RAGBRAI will become special to me if my Dad and I are selected to be riders for the 2021 ride! If selected my Dad will be celebrating his 66th birthday on July 26th, and I’ll be celebrating my 30th birthday on July 31st! It was his idea to do the ride together as we celebrate our birthdays and finally get to spend some time together. It will be the first RAGBRAI for us both! The pandemic has caused us to miss out on so much as we don’t live in the same state anymore (I’m in Idaho and he’s in Florida). We haven’t seen each other in a year and a half.
I grew up hearing about this wild bike ride across Iowa from my Dad. Years later, when I got into bike touring, he knew he had finally found the perfect recruit to make this wild hair of a dream to ride RAGBRAI come true! Help get this father daughter duo to Iowa!
Any advice or feedback is much appreciated!