When was it announced that the IBC does not endorse RAGBRAI as an event that safely promotes cycling in Iowa? Or do a few individuals feel that the IBC is choosing one side because of our current society’s “us vs them” mentality where everyone must take sides?
I suspect that once the RAGBRAI leadership team is announced, the IBC Board of…[Read more]
Just line the January Bike Expo and Route Announcement Party, Pigtails, Bacoon, and Big Rove rides are owned and operated by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.
Most riders do not know this because these events have historically had a big name partner join the Iowa Bicycle Coalition on these events.
Very fun raygun article.
However, how would Mike Draper feel if he was told by his landlord or partner or boss that he could not express his beliefs when his customer ask about his beliefs before investing in his product?
Long Live American FREE Speech !
I frequently look to see if the profile of those who post here have a wristband attached (only available to be seen between May 1 and Nov 15) and when their profile was created before I determine the credibility of the statements made.
One of the comments in the radio interview related to statements from riders that they would participate in the future, but would not register for the ride because they did not want to fund the DMR.
As a result, there would be less funding for police, ambulance, staff, planning, charity, and DMR profit. Although bandits state that they spend much…[Read more]
Although RAGBRAI has changed significantly over the last 46 years, the concept of “Iowa Kind” and true heart-felt hospitality are still the core values. Unfortunately, it seems that the expensive consultants and profit focused investors have never participated in RAGBRAI and have no appreciation for these values. Clearly, RAGBRAI will only…[Read more]
RAGBRAI Training Series was officially created this year – Pigtails/Bacoon/Big Rove.
Years back, there actually was a “RAGBRAI reunion ride”.
An internet search reveals at least one RAGBRAI Reunion event from 2009 as per the Bike Iowa Website.
Tama/Toledo to Sigourney.
Yes – a little pedaling DOWNHILL to maintain speed. Heat Humidity & Headwinds in the old school days.
Seemed like the top of each hill was a rest stop even though they were rollers.
OOPS – we got in during daylight. And the local bar on the town square would not serve a Martini !
People complain about e-bikes.
Yet there is no way to measure the fast riders who passed you only because they sagged on the team bus each day to the meeting town and had fresh legs from riding only half of the miles.
We were amused when we saw how many bikes were on one of the well known bandit “fitness” team buses as we rode into Chariton.