RAGBRAI LI Route Announced on Jan. 27!

For the Record

Does a Tandem count as 1 or 2 (1 bike 2 riders)? Does a tandem with a trailer with a child in it count as 1, 2, or 3 (1 bike, 2 bikers or 3 riders)? If a dog is in the trailer does it count as a rider?

6 Replies

HelenP, February 2, 2023 at 7:32 am

It’s probably only the people actually pedalling, so 2 on that tandem and trailer. Otherwise, all the vendors and spectators might be counted in, too.

Besides which, I’ve yet to meet a dog with enough math skills to count. ;-)


Rob Fuller, February 2, 2023 at 10:22 am

On RAGBRAI dogs are people too!


Sandaltan ., February 6, 2023 at 8:51 pm

Dogs count at our house! The Little Stoker gives them preference.



direwolf, February 6, 2023 at 10:07 pm

Poodles in party hats, on unicycles!


HelenP, February 7, 2023 at 11:36 am

Pedalling prone on a “tandem”, chasing rabbits:
beagle on a bike!


LawnchairMan, February 10, 2023 at 1:19 pm

Registration instructions used to say that both captain and stoker have to register. I can’t find that now.
I did find this, though;
“Trail-a-bikes and bike trailers for children under 5 are allowed on the ride. Infants traveling in a trailer need not be registered, but a child riding a trail-a-bike does need to register. Make sure your child wears a helmet. Please note that the SAG vehicles do not carry child seats, so any youth young enough to require a child seat cannot be picked up by a SAG vehicle.”

Us audio techs claim the ability to only count to two . . . because on three the other stagehands lift.


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