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.
This appears to be the third year in a row that you have made this specific request for your grandfather yet there is no 2019 wristband number assigned to your profile.
With all due respect, are you just trying to con the system for some silly reason?
It appears that the Ride Spot routes have been updated
-Days 1 and 4 Loops
-Day 6 through Goede State Park
-Days 6 and 7 end/start near West Burlington – likely the point where the route is turned over to the Burlington RAGBRAI Committee.
Updated Karras Loop route for Day 4: https://www.ridespot.org/rides/108891
As with any posted routes, remember that the final route is “subject to change”.
As far as PBV’s official ending point, note that each charter has a unique loading location in Keokuk.
It appears the inspection pre-ride ended at Rand Park in Keokuk due to the flooding at the potential dip site at that point of time.
Looking at the Day 6 Ride spot…[Read more]