VERY concerned about our ability
the ending town of lansing in a reasonable amount
Approximately 20,000 people will be coming into
a town of only 1,000 and there will only be 2 roads
coming into and out of town from the north (Iowa
Hwy. 26) and west (Iowa Hwy. 9). In addition, the
road from the into town south (River Rd./Front St.)
will not be available since it will be used for the
main RAGBRAI cycling route. This all boils down to
the likelihood of a traffic jam of unbelievable historic
proportions getting into and out of town.
In town, Main St./Iowa Hwy. 9 will be also be closed
from 3rd St. to Front St. which will effectively
prohibit any type vehicular traffic within the town
itself. This will severely impact your ability to
transfer your baggage from the RAGBRAI main baggage
drop off area or other charter services to our staging
Please note that these logistic constraints will
affect every RAGBRAI rider, not just us.
As a result of this situation, we recommend in the
strongest possible way NOT to make any type of
personal travel plans on the evening of Saturday
July 29th because
time we will actually arrive back in Chicago.
Alternate Baggage Pickup in Waukon
RAGBRAI Main Baggage Drop Off
We will have two baggage pick up locations set
up both at the RAGBRAI baggage truck and also at Bubba’s Pampered Pedalers
in Waukon the morning of Saturday, July 29th. Depending on your personal
may be much,
much easier for you to drop off your baggage with us in Waukon instead
of transporting it across Lansing.
We will be set up accepting baggage at both locations
until 8:00 am when the RAGBRAI baggage truck departs.
We will also unload your baggage in Lansing so you
will still be able to access your personal items
there (shower stuff, car keys, book for the ride
If you are not using the RAGBRAI baggage truck or
Bubba’s Pampered Pedalers to transport your
baggage during the week of RAGBRAI, it is very important
that you check where your staging locations will
be in Waukon and Lansing and determine the easiest
way for you to get your baggage to us, either in
Waukon or Lansing.