If you are looking for a ride, the Missouri Double Cross was completed along the Katy Trail over the last two consecutive weeks and there will be one more one-way week in Sep. that I am planning on completing.
“Dear Friends –
It has been a great 17-year ride here in Iowa! I want to thank you for the great times and lifetime friendships that we have made here in the Midwest. It is now time for that next chapter… We will be heading to Tucson, Arizona at the end of the summer for new adventures.
I am excited about the opportunity to help with El Tou…[Read more]
I remember being in Western Iowa in Whom only knows small town a decade’ish ago in a laundromat in 100s+ heat index. Bubba, after countless loads of washing and drying the team’s clothing, was dripping with sweat and looked as miserable as I felt. Under these dire conditions that I still considered preferable to sweat-napping in my tent (LOL),…[Read more]
Now that RAGBRAI 2020 is officially cancelled, I suggest we pressure RAGBRAI to publicly and transparently donate with audit the registration fees equally to Children’s Hospital and the 8 towns for all participants that volunteer to donate.
I’ve spent my entire life living in either Iowa, California or Florida, but I have never missed a year flying in for the CNC ride (and RAGBRAI, of course). CNC was an extraordinary experience when Amanda coordinated the day-by-day logistics at the turn of the century. Albeit lacking in the exceptional personality and hospitality of my wonderful…[Read more]
This mental exercise is similar to the NCAA March Madness tournament debacle. In that case it was build it and they will NOT come for the enlightened universities that forced their hands to make the right decision. It is inhumane to put dollars over lives.
Even though the probability of a compromised version of RAGBRAI 2020 happening is…[Read more]
I haven’t missed a RAGBRAI in 20 years, so to support the overnight towns that have already invested their time and resources for 2020, and in keeping with my favorite weekly tradition, my plan is to drive to and start in each overnight town at a community location (park, community center, high school, etc.), cycling an out and back loop halfway…[Read more]
We all know it’s going to be cancelled, and I have nothing but the highest regard for my beloved state and the integrity of RAGBRAI, but it would be nice if the response wasn’t, “As we’ve stated previously…” when the previously-stated date of April 15th was covertly pushed out to April 20th.