My first RAGBRAI was 1998. My friend and I grew up in Iowa and had always seem RAGBRAI on the news. We were in college and one day decided just to go do it. We bought $80 mountain bikes at Wal-Mart (it was all we could afford as poor college students.) We were so naive. We had hardly any training miles under our belts. The first day, we applied…[Read more]
My friend who loves in the Cedar Rapids area lost his house. Part of the roof of the school behind his house blew off and into his house. Another friend sustained minimal damage but still has no power.
Why would you assume you can camp in town when RAGBRAI has been cancelled this year? I would not show up in any town expecting towns to be ready to accommodate riders. If you’re going to go, call ahead and make arrangements.
Looking at the map of the route mentioned in the article posted above by Ken, that route as outlined from LeMars to Cherokee doesn’t go through a single town. That would be quite a stretch without a town!
I know I’m probably in the minority, but I love camping next to an RV running a generator. I’m a white noise sleeper, and a generator is fantastic white noise. Given the choice, I will always choose to set up my tent close by an RV with a generator.
I agree with this. It was very painful to watch the live stream. It didn’t help any that the actual route announcement took place so much later than they said it would. We also noticed the lack of enthusiasm in the room and wondered if it was due to a lack of people or what. And the videos they showed to the audience in the room – surely they k…[Read more]