I agree with the other posters. It is not your team captain’s responsibility to make sure you have read through everything. That is 100% on you. It’s very clear in the RAG RAI materials that there is an actual wristband and the wristband is sent to the team captain. If you did not read that when you registered, that is not your team captain’s fault.
Those maps at the Expo are print outs of the maps that RAGBRAI had always provided on the past (and are not available yet, so who knows if we will get them.) If RAGBRAI doesn’t make them available, I doubt the hospital association will have them available (unless they decide to create their own and not use the maps provided by RAGBRAI as they h…[Read more]
I’ll add to that they only talk about the first half of the gravel route because they did not ride the second half on the pre-ride. They skipped the second half for Mr. Pork Chop (who was on the regular route.)
There is no check in. Just show up. There is no deadline for showing up. Just know that if you show up late at night and you’re trying to find a campsite/set up camp while all of your campsite neighbors are sleeping, you’re going to be pretty unpopular. :)
I think many of the charters that provide transportation from Clinton to LeMars do so at the start of the ride – park your car in Clinton before the start of RAGBRAI and shuttle to LeMars and rode back to your car. I’m not sure if any of them provide transport at the end of the ride.