Back in 2014 the route was published by Geobike. It had both a Google Earth and GPS download. This used to show up near March. Whatever the reason, the business relationship between Ragbrai and Geobike ended.
Last year People for Bikes provided the GPS links and the year before Ride with GPS provided these, but neither in March. It was more…[Read more]
Ragbrai already has a plan of where they want to go. The overnight towns actively bid to be included. The time between now and March is spent making sure the pass through towns are OK with it and prepared. Towns bid ahead of time to be included in the ride at some point but don’t necessarily know when that will happen. Ragbrai just does not…[Read more]
Ragbrai already has a preliminary route mapped out. This route along with the pass through towns is announced in March. It gives Ragbrai time to reach out to potential pass through towns and see if they are in. If not the route will change to bypass them. Not every town we passed through is shown on the official map. Plans for road/bridge…[Read more]
No, an e-bike falling within the classification 1 2 or 3 is a bicycle under Iowa law. Even a class 2 e-bike with a throttle control has to have functional pedals. It takes more than just 2 wheels and a motor. There was a link to the statute in earlier posts. Maybe read the law.
You confuse the issue when you throw in references to…[Read more]
When you first start this thread you characterized all e-bikers as those who simply purchased their speed and never trained up. Now there seems to be a distinction between those who previously rode self powered and now ride an e-bike
Good to see you are coming around. Next step is to disguise yourself and secretly visit your local Trek e-bike dealer.
Mike, I hear you on this. This thread started out as a call for sympathy for the victim of an alleged rude ebiker and her equally dangerous sidekick.
Rather than garner sympathy and incite a ground swell of anger toward ebikers, it brought out a number of riders of ebikes trading information on how they did or plan to cover the miles on limited…[Read more]
I will probably get a second battery. I also have the rapid charger. Last year with the 39 mile day to Indianola 1 battery would do. The next day we started out 8 miles north of Indianola so the basic day was 93 miles.
Our team utilized housing exclusively so overnight recharging is not a problem. This year I would be looking to do the…[Read more]