The Erie Canal Ride hasn’t canceled but it appears that those Who have reserved can cancel with no penalty, certainly magnanimous but if too many people decide to bail maybe the ride will be canceled for lack of riders and not so much because of the Chinese virus. They too are opening the option to defer til next year, cancel with a donation, o…[Read more]
I’d be interested….if a ride I’m scheduled on (the Erie Canal ride) is canceled. Do you anticipate camping along the way? I would think if we go to the towns as they were originally scheduled we could camp right in the towns: they’d get a kick of we intrepid die-hards, eh? I’d like to try to arrange a good place to leave my car in Dubuque…[Read more]
It appears that Bubba was originally relying on two false options: accept a 300 penalty or ‘receive a “refund” in the form of performance next year. Of course there is no “refund” and Bubba apparently disingenuously claims the original poster then chose to pursue Bubba’s ‘refund’ option, which of course is untenable and likely illegal. He c…[Read more]
The only option was for a credit for a future event vs. a refund of the money? You offer a ‘refund policy of 100 percent CREDIT’. That’s not a refund. Adios, who’d want that deal, it’s all win-win for Bubba and lose-lose for the customers.
Since I cannot make RAGBRAI this year anyhow, I did sign up for the Erie Canal ride (one week earlier in July, about 400 miles, limited to about 600 riders). They haven’t announced if they’re going to cancel: I bet they will ‘follow suit’ when RAGBRAI makes their decision April 20…. knock wood!!
I can’t imagine the Iowa State Police doing anything to hamper what is probably the biggest tourist money maker in the state. Additionally, many riders seem to rationalize spending a little too much money here and there on RAGBRAI as a sort of donation to the local citizenry and economy; The Iowa State police are certainly aware of this. This…[Read more]
For individual camping (if that’s what you’re asking about): I’d bring one of those beach shade cabana things like Kelty and a few others make. The heat and sun, at the end of the day was really the only bad experience, for me. I used the RAGBRAI daily truck to move my camping stuff and had no problem being under the 50 lb limit; i’m not sure how…[Read more]
Last year was my first RAGBRAI, so I’m certainly no seasoned expert. I used Brancel Charters for the ride across IA to the start, and they did a fine job moving me and my bike and gear. I didn’t use them for camping but did the general RAGBRAI truck option. It was no problem ever dropping off my stuff and retrieving it after the day’s ride.…[Read more]