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I have known about RAGBRAI since about 1980, always wanted to go, but life got in the way.  Now my youngest 17 year old, wants to join me, so it looks like next year is the year!
She has Celiacs, an immune problem with gluten. I realize that a great part of the ride is the food, I’d like it to be a great food trip for her too. I am interested in knowing if there are any others who are planing on riding next year who already have gluten free ride knowledge, don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
Best yet would be any groups, clubs, charters who cook their own gluten free.  
I am by my own modest acknowledgement, a great cook, and willing to pitch in.

7 Replies

coachdeb, August 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Hi jsm,
Congratulations on your decision to join RAGBRAI next year! I can help you with your daughter’s dietary restrictions. We take special gluten-free supplements with us that form the bulk of our food and water.  Everything is super easy and delicious, simply mix with water. Our nutritional needs are met and we can still enjoy some of  the treats RAGBRAI has to offer.
You can email me at deborah.lynn.williamson@gmail.com
Good luck,
Coach Deb


“Bicycle Bill”, August 29, 2011 at 1:36 am

Hi “Coach”:
Three posts in three weeks — all touting some product that you coincidentally happen to sell.
There’s a word for that sort of thing:

(and the only reason I didn’t say anything until now is because my computer wasn’t working at the beginning of August)



Blumblebees, August 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm

When I did RAGBRAI 11 years ago I was a vegetarian and had no problems finding things to eat. Not the same but just wanted to say that there is a huge variety of food on RAGBRAI. You will find corn, bananas, watermelon, meats of all kinds, ice cream etc. As I’m sure she is already used to when it doubt about what is used to make something just ask. I know someone with celiac disease and she can’t even use the same knife and butter if someone butters their toast with it. There are also plenty of supermarkets and mini marts in the towns you can stop in and grab things.  Pack some things that she can eat in the morning just in case she doesn’t find anything in the first town or two to eat. I don’t know of any charters that have special dietary things going on but if you can get someone to drive support vehicle you can always rent an RV with  mini kitchen. Then you can do morning and evening meals there and she can get the rest of her food on the road. Good luck!


Blumblebees, August 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

found this for you https://ragbrai.com/forums/topic/gluten-free-meals


Donny Hobbs, July 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Lohrville will be selling Gluten-Free pie. Apple, Peach and Cherry. Also, we’ll have sweet corn and Bacon wrapped sweet corn that will not have contact with gluten. You can check out our FB page for more info about what we have. facebook.com/Lohrville


CarboHut, July 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

We offer gluten free options (although you may not find a gluten-free “meal” every day). Every day we offer fresh fruit smoothies and we always offer your choice of a pasta bowl (not gluten-free) or a brown rice bowl (gluten-free) with your choice of topping (vegetarian or meat) every day there is a different meal but the pasta/rice/smoothies remain a constant. As previously mentioned, these meals will not always be gluten-free so you will just have to ask. If, for some reason, one day our meal of the day is not gluten free, you will always be able to get a gluten-free smoothie. Unlike some smoothie vendors, we NEVER use syrup and we ALWAYS use fresh fruit, 100% fruit juice and ice (with the option of adding whey protein). There will be a few additions to our menu from last year, these will come as a surprise to all and will hopefully satisfy your every desire! We look forward to meeting you all and helping you all out along the way!

Ride on!


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