Our "make things easy" charter package. Have more time to ride, enjoy the sites and activities (this is your vacation!)... leave the logistics up to us, you're in charge of the fun!
Imagine, enjoying all the benefits of camping outdoors without the hassles... two people per tent, so there is space for you and your luggage inside... if you are riding solo, you can put your bike inside if you would like.
The advantages are many... spend more time on the road, meeting people, enjoying Iowa. Pack less...no tent to haul while you get here. If it has been a long day, come in, have a seat in the shade and relax... you don't have anything else to do.
Bring your sleeping bag and pillow. Our mattress is full sized, and there is one mattress per tent.
These are provided by the overnight towns...locker rooms, car washes, shower semis... all to benefit our hosts. Solar showers are against Iowa Code unless they are draining into a gray water specific sewer, so we do not recommend their use.
We will have a hamburger night social so that you can meet other folks on the charter. After that we rely on the overnight towns to provide us with a "taste of Iowa" Check each towns daily paper for what is being offered.
Heat and headwinds can make riding harder, even on a flat year, so aim for 1000 miles before the ride, it will be a lot more fun if you have the miles in!
It is July in the midwest, the one thing you can be sure of is that it will be hot, humid, unless of course it is cold and rainy. We put in requests for mid 70's and tailwinds but sometimes it is out of stock!
In Tents is an upgrade to either our basic or luggage only service, and there is a two person limit per tent.
RAGBRAI is an experience like none other... but we are camping. No air conditioning, there will be bugs, there might be a breeze during the night if we are lucky...we will probably have a thunderstorm in the mix... kybos will be nearby, but not always right next door (there is a ratio of 75:1, not bad!)... What you can count on is the wonderful hospitality of Iowa... the friendliness of the people, the wonderful scenery, and food like nowhere else.