Today was our final day of riding. Many riders were making bus and travel connections so they were in a hurry to get to the end. Today had a different feel from the other days because riders were not spending as much time in the towns and stops. Our streak of great weather continued withContinue reading “RAGBRAI Day 7 West Union to Lansing”
A shorter day today gave us a little extra time to relax in camp. Every day we ride with riders all around us. You are never alone on this ride. At every stop you encounter locals eager to talk about life in their town or other bike riders talking about what made them decide toContinue reading “RAGBRAI Day 5 Mason City to Charles City”
A few more hills today as we continue across Iowa. Every day we have a town with services and food about 10-20 miles apart. These towns go all out to welcome riders with food, entertainment, plus displays about local information and history. Cities compete ever year to be a RAGBRAI “pass-through” town. Because RAGBRAI runsContinue reading “RAGBRAI Day 6 Charles City to West Union”
Today’s ride was 105 miles to honor one of the founders of RAGBRAI who recently passed away. Many years ago RAGBRAI always included one 100 mile day. They have discontinued this in recent years but added it back this year. Lucky us! Weather was pleasant and we had a steady tail wind so the dayContinue reading “RAGBRAI Day 4 Emmetsburg to Mason City”
Another great day of riding with 18,000 other cyclists. Today’s ride included fresh corn, a visit to The Grotto and ice cream fresh made using mini steam engines. Relatively short day today gives us time to rest for tomorrow’s 104 mile ride. https://www.westbendgrotto.com This place even left TP
Rolled out this morning with over 18,000 other cyclists. Quite the experience with the road filled with bikes as far as you could see. Beautiful day of cycling in rolling hills and cooler temperatures. The local towns go all out with food, beer, and entertainment.
It has been a hot and humid day in western Iowa as participants come in by the bus loads. Enjoyed the Vendor Expo.
After our bike ride across the USA last summer we were looking for a new adventure. This year we are attempting a ride across……Iowa. RAGBRAI is a week long ride from east to west in Iowa. Unlike last year we have a luggage service to carry our gear. Also unlike last year we will beContinue reading “RAGBRAI”
Today’s Stats: 6 miles on bike, 28 miles on the train. Saturday August 14, 2021 We want to say a big THANKS to everyone for your support, prayers, positive thoughts and friendship throughout this journey. The love and encouraging comments from all of you kept us going. There was many a day that we hadContinue reading “Day 112 Chicago, IL to Warrenville, IL”