I’m a RAGBRAI virgin this year from Atlanta, GA, riding solo. I’m slightly neurotic when it comes to planning details and I have a few questions that I haven’t been able to find an answer to.
I plan to use a charter service since I’m riding solo. What is the typical process in the afternoon? Find my bags, set up my tent, get a shower and some food? What do I do with my expensive bike while I’m getting my bag or getting to a shower? (I’ve had bikes stolen and have since garnered what may be described as an irrational fear of bike thieves.)
I enjoy riding fast. If I leave early in the morning, should I have an easy time navigating the course and circumventing the herd?
My family is from Osage, IA and I plan on having someone drop me off in Orange City and pick me up in Lansing. How is the cell service (specifically t-mobile) in Lansing?
Can I have friends meet up with me in the charter campgrounds?
I’ve read some threads discussing the possibility of renting bikes for the gravel loop (my skinny wheel road bike won’t cut it). How much for the bike rental? What do I do with my bike while using said gravel bike?
Thank you in advance for any information!