How did all of your young ones do?
My daughter made it through Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as planned. She did not choose to go on beyond that though. She says we can add one day a year. I guess I better put in for my time off to make 4 days possible next year!
Jboz, I fear it may already be happening. She is the one that knew the day we were done last year that we were riding again this year. And she is the one pushing for 5 days instead of just 3. We shall see. I’m sure there are worse addictions!
I don’t ride with a group at all. This is my 2nd year. Just my daughter (now 11 years old) and I. And she usually leaves me in her dust. We rode 2 days last year. Three, if not 5, this year.
You won’t be alone alone!
I emailed the committee about this as well but haven’t gotten a response. I guess I’ll go with Chamber of Commerce unless I hear otherwise. I have someone else taking my car there so I was hoping to have a solid answer. I guess there’s still time.
My 11 year old daughter is riding with me again this year. We rode 2 days last year and are registered for 3 this year.
I am hoping to find others bringing youth and maybe arrange to meet up so she will have someone close to her age to talk to a bit during our RAGBRAI time. We are riding Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for sure, with the…[Read more]
Did you ever find a team? My daughter and I ride without a team. This is only our second year. I’m sure there are advantages to a team, but we did fine without. We live in Vinton, so not far from you!
So just to clarify, without a Monday band I will not be able to camp in the RAGBRAI campground Monday night?
We live almost 2.5 hours away and are using the RAGBRAI truck to transport our belongings. I know myself (and my daughter) well enough to know we would not make it there in time Tuesday morning to catch the truck. If I can’t…[Read more]
First timer here…
I am planning to drive myself to Jefferson Monday night to ride Tuesday and Wednesday. I have a driver arranged to return me to my car on Thursday. Can anyone advise me on where I can park in Jefferson for 3 nights?
Also, with day passes for Tuesday and Wednesday will I have any problems camping Monday and Wednesday nights?
I am also riding Jefferson to Newton. Unfortunately I don’t think I can offer a solution for you as I have someone picking me up in Newton Thursday to take me back to my car.
Are you leaving a vehicle in Jefferson, and if so, where? That is the one main thing I have left to figure out.
Maybe we will see you on the ride. My daughter and I will be…[Read more]
Thank you for this. I was going to ask a similar question but figured I’d browse the forum first to avoid redundancy. I plan to ride Tuesday and Wednesday, was hoping to be able to camp Monday night to get a feel for things
I wanted to chime in on this thread because my 10 year old daughter and I are planning to ride 2 days. We are both new to the scene. I’ve been questioning the wisdom of this decision. But I figure I’ll never know if I don’t try. It will be nice to see other kids out there too!