RAGBRAI XLIX registration is now open!
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I am still waiting on either the Iowa Bicycle Coalition or Ragbrai to inform me if there will be an option to livestream the announcement party. I have reached out to both and no information in regards to livestream. We have a party at our house with several friends who have done Ragbrai and enjoy watching the route announcement. Last year they charged for the livestream and thats fine, I just need to know if its going to be available.
Buffalo Bill….it adds to my enjoyment knowing how I am doing for the year and comparing it to previous years. Its far from work, I walk in the house and power up laptop and everything is there.
I have a Garmin computer on my bike and have Garmin Connect on my phone and laptop. It uploads automatically via bluetooth for my phone and wireless internet on my laptop as soon I am done with my ride. Garmin Connect keeps everything in regards to ride data forever.
If you don’t want to ride the route, just ride around the country side and stop at your Casey’s or wherever. The route is designed to go through towns and that is why I do Ragbrai and not just ride 400-500 miles anywhere during the week. In regards to needing a special invitation to pedal through the town all I have to say is Get over yourself!!!!
First two days I was disappointed in all the towns. Cherokee being the worst meeting town in my 11 times doing Ragbrai. I was there at 8:15 and nothing other then the DQ stand was open. Considering they have been an overnight town before I expected a better effort. Alden seemed like a town that would be great to live in. Downtown DeWitt was outstanding with all the tables they had in the downtown area. I decided to eat at a vendor on friday night in DeWitt and really appreciated being able to sit at a table and enjoy a great tenderloin and enjoy the lovely night. The only other complaint was Waterloo, way to spread out and didn’t have a Ragbrai feel to it. I agree that the crowd seemed light, however I felt that the riders really enjoyed themselves. Look forward to seeing the route for next year.
I think all towns should force you to ride through. I don’t spend much time in the towns (beat my charters baggage truck in twice this year), however I think if the towns went to the effort to be a passthrough town we should see what they have.
I have a checklist I use and have tried to download it here and can’t. If you have an email i can send it to you. It’s an excel file
I predict that it will be very crowded on certain days however overall below normal. I feel that bandits will be plenty this year since many won’t feel comfortable committing for the entire week but will jump in for a day. I am hoping that it will be end up being close to normal as the communities that are willing to host deserve a good return for their efforts.
Iowa Ride needs to just go away. Crazy that the they need to get the word out about their failures on the site that they wanted to destroy. It’s a tough world out there and they couldn’t cut it. Now go away.
I will be riding my Cervelo S5 for the fifth time across Iowa. The other six Ragbrai I have done have been on road bikes as well. I have read a lot of suggestions on what to ride however I believe it comes down to ride what you want to ride. If you would feel most comfortable on a hybrid ride it, if you like the preformance of a road bike ride it, if you want the challenge of a unicycle and can, ride it. The great thing about Ragbrai is that there is not a correct way to do it. Be happy and ride it however you want and ride whatever want. Just have fun!
January 30th makes sense for the announcement party. I checked my calendar and 2019 & 2020 announcement parties were held on the last Saturday in January. January 30th, 2021 is the last Saturday in January as well. I am looking forward to this Ragbrai as much as any I have done. This will be my 11th Ragbrai in the last 14 years. Having to sit out last years has made me realize how important this event is to me. If they are able to have it and people feel safe I predict it will be the largest turnout in all my years of doing it.
I don’t have an inside source for the March 15th date. I read it in the article about naming the replacement overnight town. It makes sense to me that they will have to make a decision around that time to enable all the towns to do the proper planning needed to host in July. I hope it happpens but I will understand if it does not.
If what I heard that they will make a decision by March 15th, my quess is that it will not happen. I understand why they have to decide by then I just don’t see the numbers being good enough by then. I hope I am wrong I really don’t want to go two years in a row without Ragbrai. Last year myself and a few friend did what we called No Ragbrai No Problem, I have already planned out No Ragbrai No Problem II however I hope I have to cancel it. Eventhough we had a great time last summer nothing compares to a week of Ragbrai.
I would hope they would leave Clinton as the ending town. Ragbrai commmited to leave the route as is for 2021, losing one town should only require them to replace that stop. Clinton and the other stops should be rewarded for their efforts in securing their spot for 2020.
I got my order in a couple of weeks. Ordered late September got it early October.