Need a Bicycle ASAP– can you help?

My brother decided to join me and my son at the RAGBRAI last minute. He arrived from overseas yesterday. I was able to secure a wristband but he needs a road worthy bicycle. We have an super heavy and junky mountain Bike but in addition to being crappy its way too big for him. SO I ask fellow RAGBRAI riders:
Is there anywhere where I could rent a bicycle at the beginning of the ride and return at the end in Davenport?
Anybody with a spare road worthy bike I could BUY/RENT/BORROW on the cheap??? I’m thinking a 54 or 56cm road bike would work or even a hybrid.
I know it’s a long shot but I thought I’d ask. after all RAGBRAI people are awesome.

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Bob Kidd, July 19, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Last year a couple people in my charter group had issues with their bikes the first day. The Specialized rep let them use bikes for the week. There should be a number of dealers and shop shops there on Saturday.

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Bob Card, July 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Bianchi are offering day long “test rides” on their bikes, they may be willing to extend that.

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Harry A., July 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm

Thank you for the info both of you I appreciate it. Bob Card, where did you see that? ANd any idea how I could contact them?

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Danny Brandt, July 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Bianchi has their test ride ad in the RAGBRAI book that came with your wristbands.

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Bob Card, July 19, 2018 at 10:19 pm

Harry A., it’s in the rider guide that comes with your credentials packet.

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Harry A., July 20, 2018 at 8:30 am

Thank you all for the info. If I can’t secure something before we go I’ll check them out.

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