I like your thinking.
Friday, July 10: Home to Dubuque, drop off baggage in secure location; drive to Clinton, park in 2-wk, long-term parking, overnight in Clinton.
Saturday, July 11: Ride from Clinton to Dubuque w/cycling essentials; join Iowa’s Ride in Dubuque.
You have the advantage of coming from Chi-Town so you could potentially…[Read more]
6th shortest (420.3 miles) and 29th steepest (12,306 ft).
What was the math that was used to calculate it’s overall rank compared to all RAGBRAI’s?
That used to be a number that was presented but I didn’t hear it last night or see it on the blog.
Like all of you above, I’m in for both rides.
Looking forward to the Route Announcement Party.
Then will have fingers crossed for favorable logistics on both ends.
See all of you double riders in Dubuque! D
GCN has done quite a few videos concerning the impact of rain while riding. I’ve included two links: one compares the differences between hard shell & soft shell rain jackets; the other link offers many videos regarding rain. Enjoy!…[Read more]
All, Yes, there have been quite a few offering up on different threads that they intend to do both rides.
As I said previously, the only thing that will stop my 14 day ride, would be a logistical issue from IR end town > RAGBRAI start town.
14 straight days of Iowa cycling….yes! D
A few years after re-starting bicycling as a hobby, I began looking beyond the home turf for opportunities for adventure.
I heard “RAGBRAI…oldest, longest, biggest.” I was immediately sold.
The experience did not fail. It exceeded…5 times.
So now I ask, “Why not RAGBRAI?” D
Healing the foot is primary. That will impact all rides in the future; this year & beyond.
Per the GOBA web site, there are only 4 days in which you have to ride and several of those days have a short route option; 15 miles.
You have lots of time before registration gets outrageously expensive (it’s already too expensive).
So let that…[Read more]
The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) registration is open and the overnight towns are published today.
Many of the new options presented last year are back again this year.
The dates are June 20 – 27.
It’s great leg-prep for Iowa! D
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!