If not chosen by lottery, still obligated for merchandise payment?

Obviously not all are lottery selected, however if one is not drawn, still obligated to continue with merchandise payment?

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Charlie S, March 31, 2018 at 4:14 am

I can’t answer the question about merchandise but can tell you that the odds are overwhelming that you will get a wristband and so needn’t worry about paying for a jersey and not being selected for the ride.

My experience with RAGBRAI is limited, but it seems very uncommon for anyone getting their application in before the deadline to not be selected. In the unlikely event that happened, you could almost certainly buy a wristband afterward on the secondary exchange.

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KenH, March 31, 2018 at 9:42 am

My guess is that you will receive a full refund but to be sure you can read the FAQ and other information under “The Ride/General”. If it is not mentioned there you can contact @ragbrai.com">info@ragbrai.com and they will be able to tell you. As Charlie mentioned the chances of losing this lottery seem to be quite small and most years there are plenty of wristbands for sale in the weeks before the ride so if you did lose out in the lottery and they give you the option to get the merchandise anyway (some people would want the jersey for their collection) you might want to keep it and pick up a wristband on the “secondary market” as my retired banker friend likes to call the pre-ride wristband exchange.

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hnschipper, April 2, 2018 at 11:55 am

In all my years of riding RAGBRAI, I’ve never heard of anyone not being selected in the lottery.

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jelly0317, April 2, 2018 at 3:24 pm

It happened to me twice, years ago.

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Ken Reed, April 2, 2018 at 4:51 pm

I’ve done 11 RAGBRAIs and I’ve never heard of someone not getting selected.

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RDaryl Daryl, April 2, 2018 at 10:38 pm

Was not selected for XXV
But there were fewer bandits back then. . . . .

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Andrea Parrott, April 19, 2018 at 5:15 pm

If you are not selected in the lottery you will receive a full refund. Thanks!

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Brian Wallenburg, April 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Not selecting all registrants only increases the number of bandits. Don’t worry, you will be selected like everyone else has been for the past many years.

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Dan Rutledge, May 2, 2018 at 9:29 am

thanks…selected. May see you as one of the thousands of riders somewhere in Iowa. Cheers ;<)

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