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RAGBRAI XLVIII 2021 – Looking for Rides

This section of the forum is for anyone who is looking for – or willing to offer – rides to and from RAGBRAI XLVIII.

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Uncle Kraig, March 10, 2021 at 3:19 pm

What the hell, I don’t mind being first :) One guy, one road bike and one small bag looking for a ride from anywhere in the Des Moines area to Le Mars on Saturday July 24th. Will pay for gas, beer, booze, food, whatever. See you in July!


Uncle Kraig, March 10, 2021 at 3:30 pm

I don’t see where to edit my comment on the new site so this is an edit to the above. I will be fully vaccinated and willing to prove it if desired. I will also wear a medical grade mask for the ride to Le Mars if needed. Thanks.


Eric Strobel, March 13, 2021 at 11:20 am

While not finalized I will be driving up to Clinton from Arizona if anyone needs a ride. Would have room for two folks in my SUV. I hope to have that figured out in the next few weeks. So excited for the ride…last year was to be my first so now this year will be…and the very special bonus is my daughter will be joining me.


Andrew Sherman, March 14, 2021 at 11:50 am

I’m looking for a ride on 31 July from the finish in Clinton to Chicago – anywhere I can get on the El will work. One fully vaccinated rider with 2 bags – shipping my bike home. Looking forward to riding after last year’s cancellation. Thanks!


mootsman, March 14, 2021 at 12:39 pm

You guys misunderstood the purpose of this thread. Andrea let us know the Category “Looking For RIdes” under RAGBRAI XLVIII 2021 is now open. This 1 thread is not for specific ride requests.

Under that category then you start new threads for the ride you want like:

* Ride Needed Des Moines to Le Mars – Kraig
*Ride Offered from Arizona to Clinton – Eric
*Ride Needed CLinton to Chicago – Andrew

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Eric Strobel, March 14, 2021 at 12:49 pm

Oh it was a post to let us know of another post…who knew. Lol


mootsman, March 14, 2021 at 12:56 pm

No Eric. It was a new “discussion” to let you know she opened a category, not a post. A category can only be added by the forum admin. You click on the category “Looking For Rides” under “RAGBRAI XLVIII 2021” and then start a new “discussion” with the title of the ride you need or you are offering. It is not a post to an existing discussion.

No one will find the specific ride request/offer if its buried under this discussion. A post is just a reply to an existing discussion.

In the forum there are categories, discussions and posts. Different things.

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John Hennessey, March 18, 2021 at 6:49 pm

Are you passing through Denver by chance?


Eric Strobel, March 20, 2021 at 9:56 am

Hey John, No I don’t think that’s on the way…I don’t even think I’ll be in any part of CO on this road trip.


John Hennessey, April 6, 2021 at 6:34 pm

Thanks for replying. I appreciate it.


ColoradoVanMan, April 7, 2021 at 10:32 am

Colorado Team / offering transportation from Colorado and services throughout.


Fast Freddy, April 7, 2021 at 10:36 am

Joliet team offering transportation and looking for riders


John Hennessey, April 7, 2021 at 12:44 pm

ColoradoVanMan, I am looking for a ride there and back from the Denver area, but I have a group that I will be joining during the bike ride. Is that an option?


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