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Receiving Materials?

Does anyone know when the RAGBRAI folks will be sending us our wristbands and other registration materials?

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JLVanPelt, July 10, 2018 at 6:55 am

I hate to add to the concern but my packet shipped verified via the usps website on July 3rd and it’s still not at my house. This is now officially a cluster.


Peter Bowers, July 10, 2018 at 7:24 am

I have not received a packet or wrist bands yet. I have not received any communication from RAGBRAI about the status or when it will be mailed despite best efforts to contact them via phone and email. If any others have any insight it is much appreciated.


RonaldMehaffey, July 10, 2018 at 7:38 am

I also have still not received my package nor email. Emails and phone calls not answered. Last RAGBRAI my materials came June 14th. I have to leave to drive across country early next week; any information would be helpful.


Susan, July 10, 2018 at 8:19 am

I sent an email 7/9 and received a reply immediately.

“Our last shipment will go out this week, likely Tuesday. Once your group’s packet is shipped you will receive an email with a tracking number from our shipping software, Stamps.com, if you registered online.”


Jeff Glass, July 10, 2018 at 10:24 am

Still nothing. No email..mo packet…nothing.


jchaas, July 10, 2018 at 10:37 am

Just got an email this morning that our packet has shipped with 2-day priority.


Michael Ainger, July 10, 2018 at 10:44 am

I’m starting to get really concerned, nothing yet


gelfring, July 10, 2018 at 10:44 am

My team of 8, with $1,800+ of registration fees and jerseys, has received nothing yet. One person is injured and trying to sell her wristband, but how do you sell something you don’t have?


BettyBikerTom, July 10, 2018 at 10:55 am

I finally received my shipping email confirmation at 10:08 AM this morning for a 2 day delivery eta. Hopefully that provides some comfort to those still waiting that they are still working.


DougHarris, July 10, 2018 at 11:24 am

Nothing for me either…there’s time I know and I never feel like I have “everything” when I leave for a trip…but this is a pretty big missing piece right now…at least I am not alone.


RonaldMehaffey, July 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm



KenH, July 10, 2018 at 1:08 pm

I finally received an email from them at 8:24 this morning promising my packet in two days. There have been reports (see one a few posts above) that everything would be shipped by today. These official shipping estimates are often optimistic so by today I assume they mean by tomorrow or Thursday. If you have not received an email yet I think you should contact them. Be sure to give them your wristband number so that they can give you up to date information in their first reply. If you are part of a team have your team contact send the email rather than inundating them with questions from each team member separately. That way everyone still waiting will hear back from them quickly.

I know how frustrating this is, for whatever reason I always seem to be one of the last ones to receive notice or packets every year. But they have never let me down and I do not believe they will let any of you down either. The people who are hurt the most are those who need to sell their credentials as someone noted just above. For their sakes I hope that Team RAGBRAI can pull the schedule for this activity up by at least two weeks next year! We need to have our materials by the 1st of July in order for those who need to sell them to have time to ship them to their new owners and so that those who will attend the ride have time to have any errors corrected.

Are you listening, Team RAGBRAI??


Lyudmila Brown, July 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm

no wristbands here either. does anyone have any contact numbers other than the website?
how can we load on the truck without wrist bands??


Todd Kegley, July 10, 2018 at 2:21 pm

This is getting ridiculous. No email or packet yet. It’s like they’ve never done this before and have no idea what they are doing or how to get it done in a timely fashion.


dubosejb, July 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

No e-mail to date (7/10/18). Today’s mail has already come and nothing from RAGBRAI in it. I sent an e-mail to RAGBRAI yesterday afternoon. No answer.


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