Note that you will need to transport your bags from your charter camp area where they unload most charters (west of the Mid America Center) to the official baggage truck camp location at 23rd Ave and Horseshoe Blvd (northeast of the Mid America Center).
Not my story, but a great RV Generator story posted on this forum a few years back (2016):
USUALLY – the RV’s are placed in an area separate from the general tent camping areas. I’m sure that some may end up near tents (or V-V). That said, I’d hope that any RV owner would be considerate of any tents near their vehicle.
I did have an inciden…[Read more]
I always thought that Saggy Thursday on XXIII (1995) was the history making day for RAGBRAI Heat, Humidity & Headwinds.
But then again, there was always the hot humid memory of riding into and out of Decorah on XXVII (1999). High school showers were hot with no temperature controls.
However, I was younger back then and had a much better memory.
Per the Council Bluffs Facebook page July 5 post:
Due to flooding and uncertainty of river levels, the tire dip location has been moved near the RAGBRAI Expo for a non-traditional dip. Continue to follow us for updates!
Their reply to a post asking for clarification: Council Bluffs RAGBRAI Yes, unfortunately, due to flooding and uncertain river…[Read more]
Kris – you are planning on this marathon with a non-rider wristband?
What are the other two members of your team (rider & non-rider) going to be doing while you risk your life?
Most teams trade off RV driving so that each member could get in on the true RAGBRAI experience.
Although Wednesday is likely to be the most crowded day, the rider count…[Read more]
It is very likely that there has not been significant demand for long term parking in towns other than the the beginning and end towns. RAGBRAI nation will need to suggest that each overnight town now arranges for long term parking with the corresponding parking fee.
I suggest getting a “permission” contact name when you get permission to park somewhere. Place a sign on your vehicle dashboard stating “RAGBRAI parking per (contact name)”.
Avoid picking a random lot. Years ago, friends parked in a lot that turned out to be part of the vendor area. When they returned to their car, they found it in the…[Read more]
It has been an incredibly rough year for these river towns and the railroads along the river (in addition to all the areas still flooded upstream). Much appreciation to the volunteer teams that will be welcoming riders. A lot of work goes into hosting RAGBRAI – over and above the flood challenges. The route inspection team ended on the bluff at…[Read more]
Still think it is silly / confusing.
Why not register as a week-long team and avoid the stressful challenge of finding a vehicle pass?
But as one dear Forum friend says “RAGBRAI Don’t care”
Peace & much Tailwind -RDD
I have had my share for today.