HA! Ya thanks for the correction hnschipper. Correct, Sidney not Sergeant Bluff. But it sounds like Sandaltan has some fierce Cons for Sidney. And frankly Missouri Valley is quite mid, but there are so few south towns. Uncle Kraig has a good point. Will they celebrate the 50th year, the 50th ride or the 50th anniversary and what does that even…[Read more]
Never too early to start thinking about it eh? I’m thinking it’s been a while since it started in the southwest. Maybe like Missouri Valley, Glenwood, Sergeant Bluff or such. Since we’ve hit Keokuk and Burlington recently, maybe ending in the northwest like Bellevue, Guttenberg, Dubuque, or such. There have been several rides angle across like…[Read more]
That’s an awesome gesture. I hope someone that rode it and needs one speaks up. If after a long time nobody accepts, I’d be interested if you are willing (I didn’t ride that year). I have been collecting patches to assemble and display in a large frame. I have all but 3 of the yearly patches. Loop patches are more difficult to find and it’s slow…[Read more]
We lost a phone on ride 46. It was turned in to the city officials. I cannot recall if it was the police or city hall that we called and found out that it was there. Try both Goose Lake and Clinton official sites to call and see if there is a RAGBRAI lost and found. Also try the Contact Us link on this home page to see if it was turned in to a…[Read more]
Thanks for satisfying my curiosity. While not worried about the in between I completely understand the creature of habit and have totally determined the route into each town to camp in case I miss our charter’s signage. I’ve also looked into food and drink in passthroughs.
Hey Ken where do you find info on exact locations of chops and ice cream,…[Read more]
Yes, a keyword search in RidewithGPS “RAGBRAI 2021” does find several. A team called Anthem Sports has some very accurate ones including with and without the gravel and Karras loops. There is no negativity in this next question, because I am genuinely curious. Why? I certainly use these when planning routes at home, but on RAGBRAI there is no hope…[Read more]
All 15,000~ of us will be passing through, no worries. :-) Thanks for the post and heads up. I checked out your facebook. Those look amazing. It’ll be worth a visit. Our meeting/lunch town for the day is Cherokee. Do you know if any churches/clubs in Aurelia will be selling desert? I’ll save some room if so, since you are immediately after Cherokee.
A difference of 135 feet over 80+ miles will not be noticed. The route isn’t physically measured to the mile or ft-climb. No two measurement applications yield the same result. What points are selected in the measurement app to start and end (town center, event center, main camp, private camp, etc)? Fully expect, train, and plan for being over the…[Read more]
I was listening to the pre-ride podcasts each day. On the last day, the pre-ride crew was thanking the rest of the staff “that remained behind to assemble and ship packets”. By that I assume they are on the way, but consider the thousands that they have to do.
From the RAGBRAI home page ‘scroll’, you can select the daily maps to see a rough route drawn. Near the starting, midway meeting, and ending towns, it’s on the regular paved route for a while. From one of the blogs talking with Drake, he mentioned 65-70 miles if going all gravel. The maps before the new format did show the route in more detail.…[Read more]
Driving in the lane amongst thousands of cyclists isn’t an option if that’s the question. You can find some info on the site for support drivers under General Info in the Vehicle category. Looks like
June 1 is the deadline for vehicle passes. Support drivers have an alternate route that parallels the main route. Support crews can meet riders…[Read more]
Yes, as soon as it opened. Super easy. They email a QR code to present when parking. There are two lots. One is next to the dip site. The other is 2+ miles away by bike path. Price is different for each. There is a link on the Clinton tab here on RAGBRAI site or on Clinton’s facebook.
You can try firstname.lastname@example.org.
You haven’t received your official rider email or haven’t received your tag number?
If you have your official rider email, you are “in” and the tag number email will arrive soon. The various charters and long term parking know the tag numbers are not out yet and allow you to register with the requirement of providing…[Read more]
Is Dubuque the best flight out? The Moline international airport is the same distance and the Quad Cities Bicycle Club has a charter returning to the QC. I don’t know about any charters going to Dubuque, sorry.
This list has worked out really well for us. It may help you get started. It’s amazing what you’ll forget if you don’t right it down. Forgot my helmet for the Bacoon ride one year. Forgot my bike shoes on a local ride once.
Bicycle, Helmet, Bike shorts, Bike shirts, Bike socks, Bike shoes, Bike gloves, Bandana/beanie, Water bottles, Tire/bike…[Read more]
No problem. I noticed that you said you had always gone with a charter and didn’t know if you had found the baggage truck details. Sounds pretty definitive, so I think you hit the nail on the head with the beg, plead, bribe options. We only used the truck one year and have been with charters since. Someone else will have to reply with the best…[Read more]
Be sure to have your gear at the RAGBRAI baggage semitruck before 8 a.m. The RAGBRAI baggage semitruck leaves promptly at 8 a.m. with no exceptions. You will need to walk your baggage onto the truck in the mornings, however, your baggage will be unloaded for you in the afternoon. A…[Read more]
You’ll see a few people laden with all of their gear, very few. They are typically well set up for long hauls and appear experienced with that. The truck service is included with your tag along with the public camping area. They are very efficient at moving your gear, but put it in a plastic bag on rainy days as gear is placed on the ground in…[Read more]