The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

haven't received actual wristbands yet

Hey there, so my group of 4 virgins have not received our wristbands, vehicle pass, ordered shirts etcetera, yet. Should I be worried or be patient? I’ve conformed that we all have assigned wristband #s

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hnschipper, June 14, 2019 at 10:58 am

There is no reason to be concerned. They have just started sending them out, and it will take weeks to get them all shipped with so many packets to send. The group leader will get an email when the group’s package has shipped.

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DenBiker, June 14, 2019 at 11:01 am

Packets have started to ship. Our team was notified yesterday and tracking confirms it is half way here. In the past the shipping process has taken a couple of weeks to complete so don’t worry if you don’t get your notice for a few days.

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Annamarie McDermott, June 14, 2019 at 11:23 am

thank you so much DenBiker and hnschipper (always like a Dr Who reference! have you seen Good Omens yet?)

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David, June 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm

I wonder if they send them by order of team number? They shipped mine on May 30th (delivered on June 1st). The tracking number showed up in USPS informed delivery on May 23rd. So that shows from the time they created the label to dropping it off at the post office was a week.

Nothing to be concerned about, it does usually take through June and last year even into the first part of July to get everything delivered.

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DenBiker, June 14, 2019 at 4:14 pm

I can only speculate that they are shipped out in the order of the wristband numbers. The team always has sequential numbers which appear to be separated from sheets/rolls of preprinted bands. Thus those teams which were assigned numbers first would get their packets first.

The week delay between creating the label and shipping sounds like what happened last year. I didn’t see any delay on my packet this year. Label was created yesterday morning and the packet was out of Des Moines yesterday evening and I anticipate seeing it in tomorrow’s mail. So far the mailing process seems to be running much smoother than last year.

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KenH, June 15, 2019 at 3:35 pm

We got the email a couple days ago and the package arrived today, 100% complete. I think they are doing better this year than last. Either that or by the luck of the draw we ended up earlier in the shipping schedule this year.

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Jboz, June 15, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Got mine today…no email notice that it was coming though.

BTW, the jersey looks great!

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DenBiker, June 15, 2019 at 6:11 pm

Ours arrived today as well. I concur with KenH – things are going much better than last year.

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LawnchairMan, June 16, 2019 at 8:19 pm

Haven’t sight nor sound of my packet yet. Seems that I had mine earlier last year. Maybe they go alphabetically, but last year was reversed. I’m in the W’s.

I will hit the road on the 18th, so it’s just over a month to go. The itch is coming on strong!

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Annamarie McDermott, June 17, 2019 at 8:13 am

thanks so much for the replies and information. See you all soon!

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GeorgeKline, June 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm

Some years I have received mine by now, one year i received it the 2nd week of July, so I would not be concerned yet.

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Sparkles, June 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm

I haven’t received mine yet either….this is my 18th time going and the latest I have ever waited for my packet….:/ I even got my parking pass from the end town already….I usually put it right in my RAGBRAI envelope…not this year!!!! :O

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Donna Fugitt, June 19, 2019 at 9:10 am

Glad to hear some folks have received theirs. I was starting to get concerned as mine is being delivered to Texas and I’ll be traveling most of July.

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George A, June 19, 2019 at 10:59 am

Read the Blog sent June 18, yesterday, from Andrea Parrot. It explains what to expect regarding receiving your packet.

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Monte Southwell, June 20, 2019 at 2:50 pm

I read the blog post….I understand why I have not received my registration packet but I also ordered a bunch of merchandise and I am not part of a group. Based on the post I should have received the merchandise already but I haven’t….a little concerned.

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