RAGBRAI LI July 20 -27, 2024

Here is my packing list for RAGBRAI 2019. Thoughts?

2 trash bags (1 for protecting dry clothes and 1 for dirty clothes)
3 clean bike water bottles
3 water bottle attachments
7 bike jerseys
7 bike shorts (all same)
8 after ride shirts
8 pairs of after ride shorts
8 pairs of after ride socks
8 pairs of morning/day riding socks
AA batteries
AAA batteries
Air horn
Allen keys (red)
BCAAs/Electrolyte Stuff
Bike bags (4) (Ortlieb)
Bike boom box (JBL BoomBox)
Bike horn
Bike pump (the Big One)
Bike shoe cleat covers
Bike shoes
Bike Tires (spares)
Blanket (make sure it’s washed)
Bug repellant
Bungee Cords
Charging banks/portable chargers (2)
Citronella candle
Cleaning wipes
Cleat Protectors
Credit Cards
Flip Flops
Front and Rear Blinkers (bring extra batteries)
Goggles for swimming
GoPro (w/ 3 spare new batteries)
GoPro attachments
GoPro Battery Charger
GPS and cord to charge it
Laptop (Mac) with Charger
Lube for bike
Mini- SD card reader for GoPro
Mini-SD cards for GoPro
Nail Cutters
Patch kit
Phone charging cord with fast charger
Pill Box (multi-vitamins)
Pillow (make sure it’s washed)
Polybags for days-worth of clothing
Reflective Vest
Self-inflatable ground pad/sleeping pad
several chargers (plug and cord)
Several heavy-duty poly bags
Sleeping bag (make sure it’s washed)
Small blender bottle (for BCAAs, protein, and pre-workout)
Small bottles of body wash or bar soap
Small bottles of shampoo
Stakes (enough for rainfly and tent)
Tire Levers
Toothbrush w/ charger
Under the seat bike bag
Wallet (Insurance, debit and credit cards, drivers license)
Wand Brush for washing
Wrench with chain breaker

44 Replies

Anonymous, June 22, 2019 at 8:44 pm

Not looking for advice. List is to help people think about what to pack


Mike Howe, June 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm

My advice to anyone needing help is too ignore half the stuff on this list or to ignore this post ckmpletely.


hnschipper, June 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm

Well, you asked for thoughts. But you didn’t really want them? My thoughts: you bring way more than I ever have in my 18 RAGBRAI’s.


coloradoshortbus, June 23, 2019 at 12:53 pm

If you really think you need to take all that stuff, don’t forget your meds. Or maybe you are already off them. I also go self supported. My bike, plus gear weighs about 31 lbs. Guessing you are at about 80 lbs.


ncrosgrove, June 23, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Your list will confuse the new riders on what’s really necessary and practical.


Anonymous, June 23, 2019 at 7:52 pm

What’s not practical or necessary on this list? If beginners get confused, oh well!


Anonymous, June 23, 2019 at 8:04 pm

Susan, the bike boom box is coming! It’s awesome!


T. Gap Woo, June 23, 2019 at 8:53 pm


[quote quote=1306173]If beginners get confused, oh well![/quote]

Spoken in the true spirit of Ragbrai — NOT!

As Daddy Woo once said, “Do not feed the trolls!”

See you along the I-O-Way next year.


Anonymous, June 24, 2019 at 7:15 am

Nope, not trolling


hnschipper, June 24, 2019 at 8:07 am

A laptop and a checkbook are completely unnecessary on RAGBRAI, to name two.


Uncle Kraig, June 24, 2019 at 8:23 am

Stop feeding the trolls and they will slowly disappear….:)


francoisvanzyl, June 24, 2019 at 10:07 am

I don’t even own half of that stuff at home.


LawnchairMan, June 24, 2019 at 10:35 am

Let me see; posting an outlandish list, asking for thoughts about it, then denying asking for advice, claiming the list is to help riders, then not caring if it confuses beginners. Just trying to get a rise out of others. Sounds like a troll to me!


Anonymous, June 24, 2019 at 11:06 am

I asked for thoughts, not advice! LOL!


Brian Wallenburg, June 24, 2019 at 2:48 pm

My thoughts – you carry way to much stuff for a supported ride. But it’s RAGBRAI so do whatever works for you.


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