I would think the final route and pass-through towns would still be announced in the normal spring timeframe. They are finalized based on road construction and other community input. So they can’t effectively be finalized in the fall.
There is a difference between giving Bubba a fair shake, and Bubba choosing to enforce his normal cancelation policy for someone that can’t reasonably expect to plan a 2021 trip due to a cancer diagnosis.
Personally, I am pre-paying services for next year. Still paying individual businesses like my dog agility trainer/facility even though it is…[Read more]
So for the people that truly need a refund and not a credit transfer, you plan to do so?
Even if his request was for the refund policy to be enforced. A good faith interpretation of the request is that he is in a situation where a full refund is proper and a transfer of credit is not practical.
This is like waiting for a jury. In this case, a quick decision is a bad one. It is nearly impossible to imagine a commitment to hold by April 15th. The only real possibility was if somehow the decision could be delayed until close to June.
2021 should be fun, a real celebration for the resumption of a normal summer.
These are facetious suggestions, right? You would end up with people crammed into even more limited and small spaces.
The problem isn’t that too many riders will be concerned and ragbrai will be canceled. The problem is the towns, local/state authorities and DMR can’t take the risk on what is a purely entertainment/recreational event. Or by the…[Read more]
The Olympics certainly need more lead time than RAGBRAI, mostly due to qualifying events.
As a note TOMRV, about 1 month earlier, has been canceled.
However, it isn’t really the Register that runs RAGBRAI. It is all the community volunteers, local officials, and stakeholders in the risk and responsibility of doubling (or more) their local…[Read more]
It is hard to imagine the Iowa State Patrol supporting both rides at the same time. One of these rides is going to have a hard time due to that.
Every big event like this relies on champions/evangelists in their communities and organizations. It seems like the ragbrai champions at the ISP are discouraged by the way the register handled the…[Read more]
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The data to get the elevation hasn’t been consistent over time either. Until recently they were using GeoBike’s elevation maps which used the USGS elevation and greatly overestimated the elevation change in rolling terrain. Rounding errors & resolution are significant when going over a bunch of smaller hills.
It was a great year. While there are always some rough patches on the roads there were no super long sections that were horrible.
Saw far more people handing out free cold water this year. The water bottle fill stations were also easy to find. Lots of churches and local entities with food, even in some of the tiny, almost non-towns usually had…[Read more]