Participant Wristband Packets
- 8 June, 2009
Participant Packets have begun to be shipped via UPS. If you registered online and gave a valid email address, individuals and group contacts will receive an email notification once your packet is in route. The shipping process will continue throughout this week as approximately 5,000 team and individual packets were packaged for this year’s sold out event.
The Participant Packet is sent to the Group Contact for each group. If you are a single rider and did not send your entry along with any others, the Participant Packet is sent directly to you. Enclosed in the participant packet, you will find OFFICIAL RAGBRAI IDENTIFICATION that contains a unique identification number for each of the registrants in your group.
If you are a rider, you will find a rider wristband, a bike band, a bike (license) plate and a baggage tag. If you are a non-rider, you will receive a non-rider wristband. If you have requested and been selected to receive a vehicle pass, one is included.
Each of the items is labeled to help you figure out whether you are looking at a bike band or a wristband. Each of these identification pieces and the redeemable patch certificate for seven day riders, are imprinted with the unique identification number. Before attaching your wristband, bike plate or bike band, make sure the number corresponds to the numbers on your baggage tag and patch certificate. You will find a printout in your packet that details which number is assigned to which individual in your group.
It is the responsibility of the Group Contact who receives the participant packet to carefully distribute these items to the proper rider or non-rider. Any correspondence to The Des Moines Register’s RAGBRAI office should include the unique identification number assigned, along with the person’s name, address and telephone number.
NOTE: Do not put the wristband on until the week of RAGBRAI. The only way to remove it is to cut the band or ruin the snap. If the snap was ruined in the mail or a part of it is missing, stop by the Register trailer in the campground for replacement. The wristband is to be worn on the wrist, not attached to the bike, an ankle or hanging from a key chain. The bike band should be fastened on the top bar of your bicycle.
- Insert one finger behind snap when closing to exert pressure and create the proper “comfort space” for the wearer.
- Cut off band excess.
Please print your name and hometown on the plate and use the cable ties included in the packet to hang it from the back of your bike seat. It is our hope that the bike plates will encourage conversation and introductions among riders.
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