Full Route Revealed for RAGBRAI L!
Gallagher replied to the topic How to better motivate "bandits" to register in the forum RAGBRAI L – 2023 3 months, 2 weeks ago
My suspicion is it’s “limited” to 10,000 because years ago, some insurance guru said that should be the cap for RAGBRAI in terms of liability purposes. Now, if an extra 15,000 hop on and something bad happens, RAGBRAI officials can point to their only letting 10,000 on the ride.
Gallagher started the topic Past route maps in the forum Miscellaneous 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Where can I found past route maps. I know where to find the overnight towns grid, but I’m looking for maps from 2004 on forward. Thx!
Gallagher posted an update 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Is there anywhere where old RAGBRAI route maps are posted? I’d love to look at past years (more than just the overnight towns, which I am able to find).
Gallagher started the topic 2023 Overnights? in the forum RAGBRAI XLIX – 2022 7 months, 1 week ago
The general thought is the RAGBRAI L will be similar to the first. That was just a 6-day ride, Sioux City-Storm Lake-Fort Dodge-Ames-Des Moines-Williamsburg-Davenport. Considering we just overnighted in Fort Dodge last year, that might not be an option. I also wonder if you sub in Iowa City/Coralville for Williamsburg and add an in-between like…[Read more]
Gallagher replied to the topic COVID this year? in the forum RAGBRAI XLIX – 2022 7 months, 2 weeks ago
I picked it up, too, but I wouldn’t do anything differently if I had to do it again. It’s with us for the long run, folks … if you are concerned, mask up while riding next year or test every day. It isn’t up to RAGBRAI or towns to change the way they do things.
Gallagher replied to the topic Best Food This Year in the forum RAGBRAI XLIX – 2022 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Hot beef sundaes by the Fayetteville County Pork Producers in West Union can be added to the list!
Gallagher replied to the topic Ragbrai 2022 Favorites in the forum RAGBRAI XLIX – 2022 7 months, 3 weeks ago
The pass throughs and overnights were awesome, as was the weather. The natural northeast beauty on the final day was awesome!
Gallagher started the topic 2022 Route? in the forum RAGBRAI XLVIII – 2021 1 year, 7 months ago
Any ideas? I am guessing central Iowa, including Des Moines.
Gallagher replied to the topic Teams that Steal in the forum RAGBRAI XLVIII – 2021 1 year, 7 months ago
Dang wig stealers … I preach and preach, but you know kids these days. They don’t listen and keep stealing wigs. 🤣🤣
Gallagher replied to the topic RAGBRAI 2021 IS HISTORY in the forum RAGBRAI XLVIII – 2021 1 year, 7 months ago
I wrote RAGBRAI officials last night to thank them for the very short final day this year. In past years, when the final day is 60 or so miles, people tend to blow through the pass-through towns in order to catch charters. This year allowed people to give the pass-throughs the love they deserve. I hope the short final day can continue in the future!
Gallagher started the topic FYI for Iowa's Ride 2021 in the forum RAGBRAI XLVIII – 2021 1 year, 11 months ago
We wanted to inform you that we will be modifying Iowa’s Ride to a weekend event that will take place in Eldora, Iowa on July 16-18, 2021.
We had several of our small community schools or city facilities that were still not comfortable opening their facilities needed for overnight camping throughout this upcoming summer. Since we were m…[Read more]
Gallagher replied to the topic what a bummer no beer for me anymore. ragbrai without beer? in the forum Miscellaneous 2 years, 2 months ago
I quit drinking in March 2016 after a long battle with alcohol. Actually, for me anyway, RAGBRAI without drinking is sooooo much better (and this from a guy who drank at every beer garden along the route). I enjoy the ride more, I feel better when I ride and get up in the morning and I sleep better. I drink non-alcoholic beer in my campground at…[Read more]
Gallagher replied to the topic Where to next year? in the forum RAGBRAI XLVII – 2019 3 years, 7 months ago
I have a feeling it will be going through Grinnell again in the very near future.
Gallagher replied to the topic Start/End points in the forum Gatherings & Meetings 3 years, 7 months ago
With the century loop, I finished with 508 total miles. And that’s not even counting the ride back to my charter after dipping in Keokuk. Every day was at least 5-10 miles over.
Gallagher replied to the topic Recumbent Riders in the forum RAGBRAI XLVII – 2019 4 years, 1 month ago
I rode my recumbent on 2 RAGBRAIs and loved it! I had USA and Germany flags (I’m of German descent) on the back, with the latter being a conversation starter. The uphills were slow, but a great chance to look around! The only reason I stopped taking my recumbent is my charter started charging an arm and a leg to haul it due to its odd size!
Gallagher replied to the topic 2019 Route Predictions in the forum RAGBRAI XLVII – 2019 4 years, 1 month ago
I know the webstream of the route announcement starts at 8:30 p.m., but at about what time is the actual route revealed? I have to work into the evening and want to make sure I take a chance to see it.
Gallagher replied to the topic Thinking ahead to 2019 … in the forum RAGBRAI XLVII – 2019 4 years, 6 months ago
Last time we started in Rock Rapids I made the mistake of camping right next to a shuttle stop coming back from town. Trying to sleep with a bunch of drunk people getting off a shuttle late at night made for an interesting evening! Ha, ha.
Gallagher replied to the topic RAGBRAI length and format in the forum RAGBRAI XLVI – 2018 4 years, 7 months ago
All of the above makes sense. That’s why I think they’ll keep RAGBRAI “basic” distance at what it’s been averaging lately, with the gravel and Karras Loop the option to do more. On that note, what percentage of riders do you think did the Karras Loop this year? I rode early and most of us were doing it, but later I’m sure that figure drops!
Gallagher started the topic RAGBRAI length and format in the forum RAGBRAI XLVI – 2018 4 years, 7 months ago
In recent years I’ve heard riders wish for a longer route on RAGBRAI, but I think that’s unlikely due to the trend. Some quick math shows in the past 25 years, the five-year averages have been (from longest ago to now) 478 miles, 474 miles, 473 miles, 439 miles and 430. That’s a pretty significant change in that span, particularly the past 10…[Read more]
Gallagher replied to the topic Thinking ahead to 2019 … in the forum RAGBRAI XLVII – 2019 4 years, 7 months ago
Wouldn’t you think a Johnston or Waukee will be an overnight one of these years, or even Ankeny, given the way they’re growing?