We are a group of 10 RAGBRAI newbies this year. A few questions that we haven’t found the answers to:
– All of us use clipless pedals. It sounds like we’ll do plenty of stopping/walking in the pass through towns. Do people typically carry a pair of sandals/shoes with them and switch out shoes as the day goes by?
– Do people typically bring sleeping bags or just a thermarest plus blanket/sheet? Sleeping bags sound very hot for the climate. (We are from the Rockies.)
– We have a SAG van that will be traveling with us. When the driver pulls into each overnight town, are they directed to an open camping area? On the town maps, we see lots of reserved spots for the charter services (i.e. PBV) – so we’re not sure where we’re supposed to open camp? Will we be able to pull the van close enough to drop off luggage/etc? Is there enough cell coverage for the driver to let the cyclists know where to land?
– Since we have the SAG van, would you recommend camp chairs?
Thank you! (and apologies if these questions have already been answered)