I’m thrilled to be riding my first RAGBRAI, but am undecided about WHAT to ride. I have a Specialized road bike that I’ve done the occasional Century ride with. And an older Trek 7300 Hybrid that I commute on, and rode the GAP trail from DC to Pittsburgh on last year. Since I don’t need to lug my bags along for RAGBRAI I’ve considered not using…[Read more]
Thank you, so much helpful info. I thought there were real showers, I don’t actually know what a sun shower is! And yes the to/from transportation is important to me. I’m flying in from NY so prefer a city like Omaha or Des Moines — which also narrows down my options. I see some companies have no transport from nearby cities, others have more…[Read more]
Thanks! I looked at Bike World as well but it doesn’t seem like they have their own showers, which seems to be a good option to have. Also PBV is tempting but — not having ridden Ragbrai before– it seems like one might get less of the local town flavor since you’re getting food and entertainment from them. Undecided!
This is my first ride and I’ve been comparing services, prices etc. Central Iowa Charters seems like they have the bases covered — rental tent set up, showers, etc. But I guess PBV is more of a comprehensive community thing, with music, food etc as well? Trying to decide who to go with.