Somebody on the ride this year is living right. The weather forecast looks amazing! Temps in the upper 70’s to low 80’s and sunny all week! How did that happen? lol. I know it can change but I like the forecast!
My 1st two Ragbrais were solo, but that just means you are not tied to a group. You can find all kinds of friends on the ride. Some last just a hill or two others go on for miles and some you see the next year. This year I’m riding with my 14 year old, very social, son. He will either be friends with everybody in the ride, or we will be the t…[Read more]
I’ve wanted to take my son since he was 12. He’s now 14 and this will be his 1st year. We plan to do the whole week. He’s been training with me all summer and getting his miles in. Not a lot of hills in Central Ohio so that has him a little nervous. But we plan to go slow, stop and eat a lot and just have fun.
This will be my 3rd RAGBRAI, and my 1st with my 14 yr old son. I’ve used Riverbend/Argo on each of my rides and plan to do so again this year. As previously noted it’s a smaller group, but very friendly with a lot of regulars. I think my son will be very comfortable with the group. You will need to bring and setup your own tent. I asked Joh…[Read more]
I’ll be riding with my 14 yr old son this year and this will be his 1st RAGBRAI (Mom finally approved 👍) While I enjoy the tradition of dipping my tires, I don’t find it necessary to do so if the start town is not on the river. However, with this being my son’s 1st RAGBRAI, I’d like for him to experience the “dipping of the tires” at the start a…[Read more]
I did my first RAGBRAI Last year, also solo and used RIVERBEND charter. I did it mainly for piece of mind on my 1st ride. Very basic service, bags, campsite, snacks, charge station, and a shuttle at camp to get you to the showers. The people were great, the price is very reasonable and it was great knowing you had a campsite each night and…[Read more]
Checkout RIVERBEND Cycle club. They offer a basic charter service, no frills but great service and the price is great. They also provide just the shuttle service if that’s all you want. I used the full service last year – my 1st RAGBRAI, and I was a solo rider. It was nice knowing you had a campsite and where to find your luggage. Drinks and…[Read more]