Oh, you don’t understand. The Simi truck that hauls bags is at the main camp ground, and there are plenty of tent spaces there. So, in the morning pack your bag, throw it on the truck and take off. When you get to the camp ground in the evening, your bag will be piled up with all of the others, just go through the pile and find your bag. Repeat…[Read more]
Concerning fluids, don’t buy any fluids or water. Every town will have free water so just fill your water bottles with free water and add one Nuun tablet to a bottle of water and you have Gater Aid like drink without the sugar. Nuun tablets come in a tube of 10 tablets for about $6.00 to $9.00 per tube. Actually Nuun tablets are better than Gater…[Read more]
Concerning helmets; everyone should wear a helmet while biking regardless of their speed or ability Also, a helmet is designed to protect the forehead and should be worn one finger’s width above the eyebrow. You frequently see people with the helmets pushed back on their head and that is the wrong position for a helmet. If you have the helmet on…[Read more]
I don’t usually use a bag in the summer time. I use a blanket and sheet, that will do fine for me. If you have concerns about warmth then take long pants and a sweatshirt. As to a cot or a mat, either is fine but you have to pack up the cot and put it in your bag, and that is hard to do. The bigger issue is a pillow. If a regular pillow wont fit…[Read more]
Yes, if you have a Thursday wrist band that entitles you to camp in the official campground Wednesday night and have your stuff transported on Thursday, then you can camp in the official campground Thursday night.
Marie, I suggest that you go with the Register campground group and let them transport your stuff, that’s the cheapest way. Then post on this form that you need a lift back to your car, wherever that may be and someone, or some group, will offer to help out for a price. That’s what I did. I found a ride back to Ames, where I am leaving my truck,…[Read more]
To get a week riding wrist band the lottery is closed but the “per day” registration is open until June or until they are all gone. The per day wrist bands are $30 per day and when you get those you can stay in the official campground and transport your gear via the official baggage truck.
Jan, no most riders are not in teams or riding with charters. Most riders bring their own tent and transport it via the official transport truck. And most riders camp in the Register campground (the official campground). As far as being alone, there are 15,000 cyclist riding and it is hard to identify a charter, group or club so you are not solo…[Read more]