Search the forum category “RAGBRAI L – 2023” (it’s on the right of the page below Bike Shops & Charter Services). I know there were several entries asking for riders in the Cinci area or Ohio. You may have to comb back a couple months when everyone started to search for transportation / carpools.
I’m pretty sure Team Hills Angels are from…[Read more]
Bon Ton Roulet (New York): $1,100 / Week. Includes:
4 nights on college campuses; showers
Seven hearty breakfasts & six delicious dinners
Rest stops are stocked with fresh fruit, snacks & beverages
Entertainment including music, historical presentation & yoga classes
Thelma’s ice cream sandwiches…ummm….peanut butter / banana.
Taps at sunset.
Just as the eastern sky begins to lighten in the morning and you see that long line of blinking red tail lights.
Iowa State Highway Patrol rocking it out at intersections.
I always yak at the little ones on tandems.
For those whose size appears to put them in their early, solo years, I say, “Good job holding your line” and move on so as not to disturb their focus but leave them a nugget of encouragement. D
James: “I know I am concerned this year since PBV sold out their tent service in minutes meaning numbers are certainly up due to the 50 year.”
Response to James: My gut reaction to PBV’s rapid sellout was the same as yours. However, we now know that some of that “sell out” issue was due to the collapse of their financial processor. With all the…[Read more]
On behalf of RAGBRAI Nation, welcome.
Great information from my colleagues above.
Not only is this “Forum” a great source of information, but there are other sources to be aware of.
First, take a look at the links: RAGBRAI > The Ride > General > and all the links therein.
Next, take a look at / listen to the “Just Go Bike”…[Read more]
There’s a perfectly good, accessible concrete boat ramp just 10 miles away in Sioux City at Larsen Park.
For those comfortable on two-lane roads, Old Highway 75 (a.k.a. S Lewis Blvd) is the most direct route.
Otherwise, the route linked below takes city streets.
A 20-mile round trip to stretch the legs, make a final bike check and get the…[Read more]
I looked up tandem bikes on the Dallas/Ft Worth Craig’s List and found ten tandems for sale.
As “Ben There” said, you could potentially sell the tandem you buy for RAGBRAI right after the ride.
Who knows, you may run into someone while at RAGBRAI who would be interested in buying your tandem after the ride.
Welcome to the Circus Tanya,
Numerous charters provide transportation on Saturday from the end town to the start town that does not require using their service for the week.
I’ve used PBV’s transportation from the end town many times but stay w/my team during the week.
At least through ’19, PBV was the only charter offering transportation on…[Read more]
Camping is available on Friday nights.
I’ve come in on Friday several times.
There are many experiences that an early arrival allows that are missed if one arrives later on Saturday.
All the best, D
The best answer is a question: what’s your personal tolerance?
Go out and ride in the rain at home.
Did it bother you?
Were you fine w/o rain gear after going out in the rain?
Or were you happy you had it when you road in the rain?
Therein lies the answer.
Up to now, only one charter provides service from the end town to the beginning town on Friday; Pork Belly Ventures.
By using them, I’m at the start town late afternoon on Friday and get the experience of watching the “circus” come to town.
It also provides a nights rest prior to arrival day allowing you a relaxed experience of…[Read more]