Luggage - Each Rider is allowed 2 Pieces of luggage at 30lbs a piece ( Additional Luggage can be brought for an added fee). Bedding is not included in the two luggage items, but it does need to be neatly rolled and bagged. At check-in, we will have a hanging bag scale and all items will be weighed, For anything over 30 pounds an additional fee of 25.00 will need to be paid.
The cost of showers is not included in your registration package.
The arrangements may vary from town to town, as the availability of facilities differs. In some instances, we're able to secure sites near local amenities such as schools, car wash showers, or rec centers ensuring that you have quick access to clean and comfortable shower spaces. In other cases, we might be in close proximity to a dedicated shower truck, which offers the same level of convenience. In rare cases, you may need to use the shuttle service to get to the showers.
For early risers expecting to reach the next town before noon, consider preparing a small bag with fresh clothes and shower items. This way, you'll have what you need for a shower upon arrival. Please hand over these shower bags to either Johnee, Ebony or Desiree each morning before departing on your ride.
Yes! Moving forward, we are taking steps to enhance the overall experience for all participants by providing two of our own portable restrooms, often referred to as Port-a-Johns/Kybos.
Our primary goal is to ensure your convenient access to each towns festivities. To achieve this, we collaborate closely with each overnight town to secure locations that are in close proximity to shuttle services or vendors.
At this time, we do not offer SAG (Support and Gear) service as a standard part of our event package. However, we understand that there may be exceptional circumstances where SAG support is necessary for the well-being of participants. Therefore, we are open to making an exception for SAG support only in cases of documented medical or Emergency situations.
We offer electronic charging until the generator is turned off after 10pm. Charging is also available in the morning when the generator is started for breakfast.
We will be providing a separate charging station exclusively for E-Bikes. It's important to be aware that the main charging station is not suitable for charging E-Bike batteries. To ensure the safety of both your E-Bike and the charging infrastructure, we kindly request that you remove the battery from your bike before utilizing the designated E-Bike charging station.
We aim to assist individuals with Sleep Apnea machines, though it's not guaranteed. Portable battery packs are available for rent at $100.00 for the week. These packs ensure your comfort in your tent. For inquiries or rentals, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It depends on the situation. If everyone is using the tent and porter service, we can definitely arrange for you to camp together. However, if there's a mix of participants with their own tents and those using the tent and porter service, we won't be able to accommodate camping together.
If you're comfortable handling bike repairs yourself, we'll have a basic set of bike tools/stands/bike pumps available. However, if you're not, rest assured that RAGBRAI includes bicycle Stands/Shops along the route, staffed with mechanics capable of addressing a wide range of issues.
Laundry service will be available Mid-Week. To take advantage of the laundry service, kindly deliver your laundry to the Pandas on Tuesday evening.
• All laundry will undergo washing using a gentle, scent-free soap on the cold setting.
• To ensure efficiency, please have your cycling shorts turned inside out before handing them over for laundry. This step helps us manage your laundry effectively.
If you miss Laundry day or do not wish to have your cycling shorts washed, we will have a small hand crank washer available for on site use.
Recognizing past concerns, we're using brighter and more Panda Directional signs this year for better visibility. A dedicated Panda Guide will set up signs early each day in each overnight town. Detailed campsite locations will be emailed in advance, so please download the maps and coordinates to your mobile devices in case of limited cell service. The Life360 app will also be in use and will be set up during check-in.
Bring money (cash - Not all locations have the ability to accept plastic (Most overnight towns do have ATM's however)). Riders spend anywhere between $20-$200 per day. Each day has a meeting town mid ride where all of the cycling shops set up. You can purchase upgrades & repairs to your bike as needed. Also you will be responsible for your lunch as you ride throughout the day. In the overnight towns, RAGBRAI has an expo set up. There you have access to gear, apparel, food and beverage.