A couple of alternative rides that occur the same week as RAGBRAI are Pedal Across Wisconsin’s (PAW) “Northwoods” ride and Auburn/Cortland County YMCA’s “Bon Ton Roulet” in the Finger Lakes of New York.
I’ve not done the “Northwoods” ride myself but have done two of PAW’s other rides…[Read more]
For bike rental information, follow the following path of links: The Ride > Services > Bike Rentals.
For Teams, search through the list to the right: Categories > Clubs, Teams & Charters
The team list is not all-inclusive and after the route announcement party in January and all the way till the start of the ride, there will be…[Read more]
jdeutmeyer: You are so correct that this is an issue, especially for the local residents. For me, 2012 seemed to be the worst year for service interruptions; less so in ’14, ’16 & ’18.
Commenting on “traveling/portable cell towers”, it’s a great idea. However, I can’t imagine the current providers doing so until they smell competition. Perhaps…[Read more]
I was part of a 14-rider group in 2010 who tackled the DC > Pittsburgh over 5 days. We stayed in hostels each night including the international hostel in DC. We had a SAG wagon meeting us each evening. Unfortunately, the days running up to the start were rainy across the C&O so it was a “tuff-mudder” as they say; riders and bikes were…[Read more]
Best of luck in recruiting new team members.
To those responding on the thread, thank you for supporting Heather and your own children in their service to our country. I’m 3rd generation military and was always supported from home. It makes such a difference.
All the best, D
Greetings Mark and Welcome to RAGBRAI,
The responses you’ve received so far from some of the Forum veterans are on the money.
First I encourage you to go local vs chain eating. You may be missing your favorite chain food provider but once you’re home and back at your favorite, you’ll spend the meal talking about the local RAGBRAI food!
The Red Kite Prayer web blog has done numerous gravel bike tire reviews over the past year. Those looking forward to the Gravel Loop may want to give those reviews a read-through before deciding on new tires. D
Don’t be shy about getting that license plate at the merchandise truck and labeling it.
Also, don’t be shy about putting “Virgin” on your left calf. You’ll be in good company and you’ll spend the days chatting away. You’ll be amazed at how many of your “friends” are on the ride!
What an awesome video. Thanx so much for sharing this.
There are so many cultural, physical, geographical differences from IV to now.
For me, the most striking take-away is more global; more philosophical.
Karras, while speaking w/Kaul, referred to “apprehension” about the ride.
He said SAGBRAI was awful, for RAGBRAI III his pre-ride…[Read more]
Welcome to RAGBRAI and the forums. Let me first say that this will be the best group bike ride you’ve ever done or will do. Your only concern will be how do you explain to people back home that you have to come every year.
How do these small towns handle the swarm; the hoard. Who knows, but they do. You’ll never do without anything. As…[Read more]
So using Sandaltan’s retrieved data and assuming there are 10K riders, we’re talking approx. 350 recumbents. Stretch all 10K riders, of which 350 are recumbents, across a 60 mile route, you’d have
6 or so recumbents per mile. Not a lot but not rare either. You’ll be in good company.
Best of luck and welcome to the ride. D
The options for your inquiry are endless.
I prefer to station my car at the end town. That puts me on the east side of Iowa and closer to home. If I lived west of Iowa, I would station my car at the start town.
There are endless options for getting a ride from east to west/west to east, or somewhere in between, both before…[Read more]
As new topics begin appearing, this one will slowly disappear from page one of the “Forums” page. After that, it will only show up if someone runs a search for ROC. On the other hand, you had a point in asking the original question and then took the time to comment regarding a positive outcome. D