Team Roadkill was identified as carcass decorators in the book “RAGBRAI: America’s Favorite Bicycle Ride” (2013) by Greg Borzo. I think this year’s addition of the RAGBRAI logo on the Tailwind beer cans made it either funnier or creepier, depending on your viewpoint! I sure hope whoever is doing this is wearing disposable latex gloves.
Is it possible for this thread to simply “die”? It was posted over a year ago and, for some unknown reason, was resurrected this summer. I’ve never chartered with Pork Belly but I am sure they do a terrific job. This “Terrible this Year” headline really is unfair to them. If someone would like to express their 2019 impressions, fine, start a…[Read more]
It is curious that the major bicycle manufacturers do not want to showcase their new models to a LOT of enthusiasts all in one place. Entirely agree that the food vendor selection was limitted and overpriced.
This issue has nothing to do with the DNR, unless you’re obsessed with the idea that RAGBRAI couldn’t possibly make a bad decision. Forcing thousands of riders over a curb (let’s not forget that one), then through a tight, winding, hilly road was a really foolish decision by the RAGBRAI planners. The rest stop was located in a blind spot…[Read more]
All the major charter companies registered with the RAGBRAI organization are required to make their shower trucks (for a fee, of course) available to all RAGBRAI participants. Going rate is around $6.00.
It’s not all that apparent on the CB website, but the Council Bluffs Facebook page states that one can take a shuttle which will be traveling between the 100 Block on Broadway (downtown) and the RAGBRAI Expo from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. The map shows the shuttle pick up at the circular drive entry (front door?) at the Mid-America Center.
I read that also. As the railroads own the land along the river, I doubt they are known for being flexible. It seems that Burlington or Montrose (the final pass-thru town on the river) could step up and provide the same photo-op.
The good news is that Rand Park is very close to the weeklong parking lots. There’s nothing worst than, after the…[Read more]
Add to this list a bowling ball, a Game of Thrones sword and a Costco size jug of Tide laundry detergent. The exact same points have been made at least a dozen times, is there any end in sight for this thread?
Your most dependable solution is to purchase transportation from a charter service, there are several. You can buy transportation “only” without joining them for the week. The vendors can be found here: https://ragbrai.com/about/charter-services/
If this is the route you want to go with you need to buy a weeklong parking pass from Keokuk (now…[Read more]
In any of these overnight towns if an Uber/ Lyft driver attached a bike carrier to the car, he or she could be kept very, very busy. Maybe that’s the message to the various town committees: Tell your local drivers to follow this forum so private parties can negotiate transportation.