My point is I felt like none of the overnight towns went out of their way or stood out as being great. For as much money as it brings to the community, I would have thought they would want to standout and get reselected as an overnight town in the future.
I have only done three RAGBRAI rides, (one previous in the southern, and one in the central part of the state). Both previous years, the natives seemed to have welcomed RAGBRAI participants for the most part. Nonetheless, most of the natives along the route this year seemed to have loathed us. West Point and a few other towns had bicycle…[Read more]
I thought the meeting towns and even the overnight towns to be disappointments this year. None of them really went out of their way to welcome cyclists with cycling garb. I do realize southern Iowa doesn’t have as high of a population as the northern part of Iowa. However, with that being said, a few years ago, Shenandoah, (which is in southern…[Read more]
I feel the Amish, small businesses and the churches really appreciated us because they could really use the money. However, the rest of the people (which is a majority of people in southern Iowa) didn’t appreciate us. I saw a lot of expensive homes, and I am sure money isn’t an issue with these people, so I can understand why they can’t wait for…[Read more]
I agree, West Point did a good job with their bike tower (or whatever it was called), I feel as though the Amish appreciated us, but for the rest of Southern Iowans, they didn’t like us. Many had beautiful homes, money was of no issue to them, and they couldn’t wait for us to leave town fast enough.
I see Pork Bellies Ventures doesn’t offer bus service to take people to the airport in St. Louis or Chicago after RAGBRAI is over. Is there a service that takes you to one of the two aforementioned airports?