The Gravel Loop is a gift that introduces you to genuine rural enclaves that do not receive a lot of outsiders. Also, if you get a flat, like I did last year, you have a great opportunity to run some of your stale jokes by cows that are curious about how to change a tire.
For starters, it takes RAGBRAI newbies a couple of days to slow down and appreciate the unique personality of RAGBRAI. This is a celebration of biking, a celebration of Iowa and its people, a celebration of farm-to-fork foods, and a celebration of craft beer (Bikes and Craft Beer, who knew?) It is not a competition or race, as much as you may want…[Read more]