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Looking for a 'Sober' bike team??

Hi all. I know this is pretty much a one in a how ever many teams there are….

This year I stopped drinking with my girlfriend and do not want to drink again. Is there a team that does not have alcohol in the bus?? We are looking to ride with bus from start town to the end.

Thanks in advance!!

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Bryan English, January 21, 2018 at 2:47 am

So am I. Quit a while back. Riding in the sun hungover and holding back puke sounds terrible . I hope there are enough of us for a team. I get told at work I’ll be on my own

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Michrider !!!, January 21, 2018 at 11:15 am

I’m sure you can find an alcohol free team. Every year before the big ride there are postings about AA meetings. Keep checking & you will find what you’re looking for!

http://iowabicyclecoalition.org/aa-meetings-set-for-ragbrai-xliii/

BTW, RAGBRAI don’t care!!!

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teamloon, January 21, 2018 at 6:46 pm

For the past 25 years on Ragbrai we have gone as a non-drinking team. Call me or text me at 651-894-4953 or call on home phone 763-427-2909 Mamaloon & her flock (Mary Swanstrom)

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KenH, January 22, 2018 at 8:01 am

The Riverbend/Argo club/charter has a bus service from end town to start town that was alcohol free the year (2016) that I took it. They are a fine group of people.

But you say you want a rid the other way, start to end, so are you looking for charter service during the week (Riverbend/Argo is a good choice for that too), a bus ride at the end of the week, or did you just say it wrong?

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Thoreau, January 22, 2018 at 2:12 pm

I do 12-step work for another kind of addiction–so it would be great to hear about AA meetings during Ragbrai. Thanks.

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TJ Juskiewicz, January 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm

we will post a list of meetings a few weeks before RAGBRAI…

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Bryan English, January 27, 2018 at 8:40 pm

For the past 25 years on Ragbrai we have gone as a non-drinking team. Call me or text me at 651-894-4953 or call on home phone 763-427-2909 Mamaloon & her flock (Mary Swanstrom)

how many people ride with you? I’m from Iowa but lived away almost my whole life. Quit drinking a couple years ago. I’m not preachy about it or anything. It just got to where I was going to stop one way or a worse way. Think maybe I’ll call you tomorrow. I’m not all as or anything it helped but I believe it was something no one but I had the power to do.
Besides that I can ride comfortable in a pace line. Learned to ride in the mountains and now I’m back here don’t drink and don’t know anyone here except my GF and some family. I’m rambling. My name is Bryan 3192023089. Feel free to call me also. I work till 2 am. Tomorrow is aquarium cleaning day so I get distracted by that but I’ll try and remember or call me . Looking forward to the ride
Bryan

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