After these towns spend months and thousands of volunteer hours preparing for this one day I feel like it’s the least we can do to ride through their town rather than skip them and potentially save 10 minutes of road time.
The goat yoga town this year(Lyton?) said they had 250 people in their town and 300 volunteers for RAGBRAI but you do you.
I rode that ’18 gravel on 23mm tires, it was rough. I was sure I was gonna wreck the whole time but the wreck never came.
The gravel roads in 16, 17, and 19 were all fine. 19 even in the rain wasn’t bad… I’m sure it’ll be more like those.
My big question is how we’ll hit up the craft beer bus from the gravel. Don’t want to ride upstream but…[Read more]
Finding power can be an issue but you can usually find somewhere to charge your stuff.
Most of the main campgrounds are at schools and a lot of the time the schools will be open, or there are outlets on the exterior of the building.
I recommend bringing a power strip because a lot of the time the outlets you find are taken.
I usually only bring one towel and let it dry but your plan is probably smarter than mine, mine usually stinks by the end of the week…
One of those drawstring backpacks comes in really handy carrying shower stuff or food and drinks on your bike and they weigh nothing and take up no room
Harrah’s lower parking lot is flooded, that would be a pretty easy dip site, also Tom hannafins park has standing water, its “closed” but it would be pretty easy to get your bike to the water and dip… I’m sure neither of those are ragbrai approved
If you’re trying to get a gravel bike w no wait, I’d suggest leaving some time in the 5 o’clock hour and skipping most of the early stops but it’s easier to just ride your roadie on gravel… I have 23mm tires and I’ve ridden the last 4 gravel loops on em. Just take er easy, you’ll be fine.
But how the process works is you stop at the bianchi…[Read more]
I cant find it, but I swear I read that the cb casinos were running shuttles fr the airport but yes, as previously it would be <$10 uber, Lyft or taxi and theres a bike trail that runs fr the airport almost directly to the mac.
I live in Omaha. You can store it at my place, I’m on 108th and fort, a bit west but right by 680, PM me if you want.
Or I’m sure one of the bike shops in town would let you keep it there. The guys at olympia cycles on 40th are cool or the recycle bike shop on levenworth.
This seems like the exact place to post information for a charter service… People can make new posts looking to buy single wristbands, looking for rides, RV passes, and looking for charter recommendations. This isnt the busiest forum on the planet and if you dont want to read a thread, don’t click on it?
I do the main campgrounds every year.
Showers/potties- yes, the main campground is usually a school or a city park. There will be signs that point you to the main baggage truck. So you get in to town, find the trucks, find your bag, and go set up your tent. If it’s a school, they have the school showers open and its hit and miss for warm water,…[Read more]
I’ve used the main campground the last 5 years and have a really plain black bag that I use and I never spend more than 5 mins looking for it, the bags are loosely arranged by the time theyre dropped on the truck. Some people add neon ribbons to their bags to makes them easier to spot in the piles, but as long as you remember close to when you…[Read more]