Missed the point again which is not about liking or not liking RAGBRAI. Its that the new leadership is trying to make a buck anyway they can off RAGBRAI riders since they had to cancel the 2020 edition. For all the mistakes he made, TJ would not have made this one. Anything for a buck is a new approach this year. Didn’t know until you pointed it…[Read more]
Like I said, jut check the website the next morning if you want to know the route. $25 to see it announced all of 12 hours earlier seems like a waste of $25. It gives me some ideas though on how to scam others for money myself with seminars on the obvious.
Speaking of those seminars, useless. We all already know how to track that information…[Read more]
The IBC hosting the RAP was sort of something RAGBRAI allowed. RAGBRAI could do it on their own, no problem.
I agree that the IBC was too quick to jump to Iowa’s Ride. And if they are actually big enough to have paid employees, I don’t think that’s our $25 concern. I’m no longer planning on any of their rides like the Bacoon Ride since they…[Read more]
Not many will pay $25 to watch the route announcement when they can see what the route is the next day for free. If someone wants to donate to the IBC they can anytime. Attaching a fee to watching this instead of just checking the website the next day comes off like greed, not need.
You missed my point. You could say all the money raised by RAGBRAI selling merch helps preserve a few jobs at those vendors also. All the while people who already lost jobs can’t buy all the food they need or pay their rent/mortgage. I pick the charity which helps the most in my opinion rather then RAGBRAI picking the IBC for me.
RAGBRAI is actually going to charge for something that used to be free, online streaming the RAP. Even if it gets donated to the Iowa Bike Coalition that is still not cool. The IBC is a non-profit but not a charity like food for those that are unemployed during the pandemic.
A particular music artist seems to make it way too promotional too me. But since then our emails have been spammed by RAGBRAI to promote merchandise anyway. Just the final steps to commercialize RAGBRAI.
Gary, Try looking at the RAGBRAI FAQ section on the main website. Any questions you still have are best addressed as separate topics on this forum unless you join a team. Or go with a charter and they’ll have lots more information. You can check out PKBELLY.COM as they have lots of information on their website. If you join a team they’ll have lots…[Read more]
Just suggesting getting rid the graphic of Willie, not the theme “On the Road Again”. We need a graphic about Iowa and bicycling, not a particular individual. And it could help put the cancellation of 2020 behind us.
Le Mars to Sac City appears to be about 80+ miles by bike. Long for day-1 even without the gravel loop. Assuming they stick with the same route I’d guess they’d move the gravel loop to day-2. Sac City to Fort Dodge would be just under 50 miles by bike without any route changes. Sort of depends though on Storm Lake (SL) being a pass through town…[Read more]
I was checking the map and if Sac City won’t host it seems a new start town may be the next change. Since some other towns including pass throughs could opt out over COVID concerns there could be many route changes.
True the maps are there but without road markings or passthrough towns and day 6 still shows the old Friday over night town. Yes with the shape of the route and Google maps you could figure the route out except for the last two days. And they need to have something to get viewers. Why bother figuring out the route when you can stream the RAP.
Matt, Good article as it also includes some of the COVID measures being considered by RAGBRAI leadership. Anything to make sure it happens in 2021 is a good thing. They are considering mandatory COVID testing. I’m neither a fan or critic of the measures listed in the article other then the plus side being having RAGBRAI go in…[Read more]