Please DO NOT bring the e-bike argument over to this thread. This is a thread of optimism and we do not need the bad vibes. Quit trying to get a rise out of people. Either say something constructive or don’t say anything at all.
Another advantage to riding with a team would be that they usually camp at a house in their yard. In my 12 RAGBRAIs with two separate teams, I’ve never had to camp at the main campground. Some people will actually let you sleep inside with your sleeping bag and stuff. It seems someone on the team always has a connection in an overnight. I know, I…[Read more]
Last year was a leaky year when it came to clues. People had a pretty good idea of what most of the route was before it was announced. I think the lid on hints and clues is pretty strategic by T.J. this year. I recall in 2016, someone posted the overnights on the website a few three hours before the party. It was pretty anti-climatic after that. I…[Read more]
Travis, that doesn’t surprise me at all. Pella only host once and that was in 1984. RAGBRAI doesn’t seem to fit their “lifestyle”. Although, I thought the same thing about Orange City but they were a pleasant surprise.
PDX, well SE of Atlantic is Glenwood but we were just there in 2016. East, or maybe slightly NE, would be Missouri Valley. It hasn’t hosted since 2008 and would probably be around a 75 mile first day into Atlantic. However, I think that Council Bluffs would probably be their first choice for the start town. I think we ought to look at the…[Read more]
The more I think about this, the more I feel it’s going to stay south. Revised (ever changing): Missouri Valley or Council Bluffs – Atlantic – Greenfield – DSM Area – Pella – Ottumwa – Fairfield – Fort Madison
I’ll echo what’s been said already. My wife and I have a team with a bus that meets us in either Altoona or Ankeny (depending upon the year) in the Target parking lot where the stores will let you park there as long as it’s in the back of the parking lot. They will then bring us back at the end of the week. Some charters will also have this same set up.