Fellow Husker here. Plenty of Nebraskans ride it. Consider saving the $ and just use the free truck included in the fee. It is easy and camp is quiet if you can put up and takedown a tent. Many use the free truck and don’t pay for a charter.
Bring a lock and use when you think you should, but in the main camp you don’t worry about it. Enough around that someone doesn’t know if people nearby know whose bike it is. I use mine when somewhere off the main path like McD (I would use the wifi for work). I don’t take it downtown in evenings. Leave it at camp and walk or take shuttles in evenings.
I ride solo which is great as I do not have to worry about anyone but me. Do what I want. Meet new friends all the time. I do the free truck which is great. Campsite is quiet by 10. Usually get there mid afternoon, put tent up and find showers. Then can go downtown (I walk or shuttle) around 6 for most evenings. Sometimes just eat at the school…[Read more]
You do not have to join anything. You can use the truck to transport your gear for free. You have to put up and take down your tent, but it is easy. You have new neighbors each night, showers are handy, and campsite is quiet by 10. I have done it for years rather than spend the money to join a charter.
– met a guy from Cal a couple of years ago who bought a basic bike from Craigslist in the start town and just donated it at the end town.
– Do not feel you have to be on a team. You get the free truck transport with entry fee. Very easy and the camp is quiet at 10 at latest. Convenient to showers and town activities. I go on my own and save the…[Read more]
I use a hockey bag on wheels. They weigh the first day and sometimes the second. I’m usually right at 50. They are sometimes ok a pound or two over, just not several. Know what you can take out if need to remove and put on your bike. Weigh before you leave home too.
If you have spare tires with you, you may not need it. If you get a flat, someone(s) will stop shortly to help. The Navy team is especially focused on helping like that. They have all the gear like pumps. There are also good pumps you can use at any of the repair places along the route to add air as needed.
Just check weather apps right before for the week forecast. Should give an idea whether hotter or milder than normal. I have done last three and has rained twice in evening and twice during ride. I just ride with normal riding gear and get wet (felt refreshing and dried off quickly). It did get cool overnight last year I believe (65 or so).…[Read more]
Save the $$ and use the free truck. I use a variety of waterproof totes for everything. I then have it all in a large wheeled hockey bag (Amazon) so easy to move. I wash a couple of things during week, but you can rewear clothes in evening.
I use a big hockey equipment bag with wheels from Amazon. If no wheels, lugging bag can be a hassle to and from truck. I then have stuff compartmentalized in waterproof bags of different sizes and colors (found on Amazon or a sporting goods store).
I always ride solo and use the free truck and the campground. Often, it is not that crowded. Just depends. I try not to stay too close to the trucks or outhouses. Most people are early to bed and rise. Relatively quiet at 10. Meet many people just talking while putting up tent. Save the $$$
I save the $$ and use the free truck. One bag is plenty. Very convenient. Showers are no longer lines than charters. Main campground is not loud as someone suggested. Usually early risers there so quiet early in evening. Only heard the music or fireworks a couple of times over the years.
Ride solo. Truck is free and easy. Meet people at campground and while riding. Support is there for gear on truck, cheap showers, etc. You can do whatever you want in evening. Free camp is quiet and orderly. Not sure why people pay hundreds of dollars for a team.