Agree. I still think if they change it to where only registered riders can post may limit things some but would be a good way of getting rid of the trash. I am also an old school where this it high tech for me and facebook is fascist.
Keep em coming. There can never be enough troubles for them. I know there are not many people that visit here anymore but there are still a few. I wish they could really keep this. One fix would be that you have to be registered to post here. Everyone could read only here. This way they could keep it alive or make a lot of money with…[Read more]
I wish there was a way to keep this. I think it is very informative to new riders and a way for some of us older folks to have a little fun at night. I guess I will head to facebook and learn there. See you in July
LeMars was good but waiting over an hour for expensive ice cream for tradition can go. I like the free ice cream from blue bunny or farms along the way like it was years ago. I know I am an old timer but the northern route always seems better. There has always been great highlights along the way even last year with free beer in several spots…[Read more]
I can not believe only 1 response in a few days. RAGBRAI L must of worn them out. All bets on North. Rock Valley or Hawarden. I have never been at Hawarden so I am hoping for that. It has been a while since they have been there.
There will be a lot of traffic but it usually just moves slow especially in the meet up town if you do that and the next overnight town. Just take your time and follow the vehicle in front of you. If you have any set-up work, she can help you out there. Shuttles usually do not start running until later but she should be able to walk around and…[Read more]
Continue to try to get one but if you don’t, I would not worry about it too much. You will not be able to park in some of the parking lots or get real close, but there should be street parking a few block further out. Just make sure they use the vehicle route to go from overnight town to the next overnight town and follow those routes so they…[Read more]
Pray for cool weather so there will be a few less generators running all night. I also hope they do not cram us in too tight. I bring ear plugs and sleep great. But if too many are running and close together, it is not pleasant and also may set off your CO detector. 2 years ago, we moved from the camp ground and found a side street a few…[Read more]
It may be a challenge this year with this many people. Only good thing for us is our dad likes to get out early with it so he should be able to find a good spot or even something close on a side street or other locations. I just hope they do not plan to line us up close to each other in a location with no shade. 2 years ago, after the two…[Read more]
RAGBRAI baggage trucks work but if you have someone not planning on riding and bringing driving a vehicle, it is not an issue. The towns are larger this year so you should not have much of an issue finding a side street several blocks away (less than a mile) from the activity and camping sites. You may also find someone out in front of their…[Read more]
Dsdouin, Raymond is correct. There are lots of medics, firefighters, emt’s, flight nurses, and others that are doing the ride and willing to help until an ambulance arrives. Ragbrai will also cover the passthrough towns as things may be a few blocks off the normal path. The overnight towns also have several additional first responders ready to…[Read more]
The distance is from about where they park the trucks with your stuff which I think is about 485. You can always add a few miles for riding around in pass through towns, then finding your camping site or riding to just look around in the overnight town. We always do the century so we will get 500 plus the 20-30 for ride around miles. The bigger…[Read more]
Ride with GPS has the route but not sure it is 100% accurate yet. https://ridewithgps.com/events/210167-ragbrai-2023. When I looked earlier, they also had the century loop which gets you right to 500 then add another 20 for riding around town, looking for things or minor detour to look at something cool. If you just search ragbrai 2023 they…[Read more]
About 95% sure there will be water where you pick up your patch on the loop but cannot promise it. There will also likely be several other beverages to purchase in the path but again you never know. As mentioned above, it is always a great idea to have enough water for 40 miles. I noticed the century loop on ride with GPS that did not hit any…[Read more]
Key is ride like you normally ride. If you go too fast or too slow, something will hurt. With only doing one day, you will have time to recover. Do Stop!!! if you see anything that looks interesting, do stop. There are lots of interesting things to see along the way. The last thing you want to do is bypass something and then when you stop in…[Read more]
You may want to get there as early as you can Friday as there will be a lot of things to do Friday afternoon through the night. Also you could find an OK parking spot fairly close to the events and camping. Friday evening will give you a bit of the taste of everything. There is a support vehicle route that is different than the bike route.…[Read more]