I am convinced that there will be no RAGBRAI this year. No doubt in my mind. Gannett will not take a risk that would surely be litigated very thoroughly. I believe the decision has already been made in McLean Virginia.
Murphymp: Did as you described. Eight of us stayed at Victoria’s Bed and Breakfast in Xenia, Ohio and had a great time some years ago, garage to store bikes and pool table upstairs. Five trails intersect at Xenia. We have visited Xenia five times in the last 8 or 9 years, don’t miss Yellow Springs, craft brewery right on the trail. Plenty of…[Read more]
From the above referenced link:
Anne Lawrie, marketing director for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, said there will be a decision April 15 about whether the nation’s largest annual bike tour will happen as scheduled in mid-July. There’s a complex checklist of things to organize, from merchandising to logistics along the…[Read more]
Continued: Parrott wasn’t a ringleader in the team’s messy exit: Instead, she got caught up in a whirlwind, she says, not able to stop and think in the short time between when former RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz offered her a role with his new cycling venture, Iowa’s Ride, and when his TV news interviews and social media posts publicly tende…[Read more]
“It’s terrific that Andrea Parrott is back. Although, it is surprising that RAGBRAI would hire anyone given that the organization will, more than likely, be running a deficit for a year.”
Andrea has the institutional knowledge that was sorely lacking among those presented as the RAGBRAI Crew at the route announcement party. The success of the n…[Read more]
I have no doubt that refunds will be issued. Very likely the RAGBRAI staff you saw on the stage at the route announcement party is either furloughed or has returned to whatever function they performed before they were pressed into service to support RAGBRAI. Prospects are not rosy at the Register.
If you search Gannett layoffs you may agree.…[Read more]
Governor Reynolds, may make the ultimate call on RAGBRAI, her highway patrol is a vital ingredient to our ride and she may not wish to risk even a single one of those troopers. The same holds true for our Iowa State Fair.
RIDE RIGHT …. thinking about taking up sudoku or learning to bake carrot cake.
Richard Arnopolin is correct, norovirus is very dangerous. It is easily spread and would create massive medical and logistical problems for RAGBRAI. If you rode SAGBRAW in 2006 which began in La Crosse Wisconsin as we did you would appreciate the severity of the illness. The symptoms of a norovirus are diarrhea and vomiting, now imagine 1000…[Read more]