Are you getting ready to participate in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI)? If so, you’ll want to make sure that you have the RIGHT stuff to tackle this epic adventure. The first step is making sure you have the right bike for the job.
While any bike will do for a quick ride around town, a road bike may be necessary for the 60 to 90 miles per day on RAGBRAI. Road bikes have dropped handlebars that offer multiple hand positions and skinny tires with less drag friction. But where do you start? First, decide on your budget and head to your local bike store for expert advice. If a new bike isn’t in your budget, consider purchasing a used one or borrowing from a friend. Just make sure it’s in good condition and fits you properly.
By planning ahead and investing in the RIGHT stuff, you can ensure a successful and enjoyable RAGBRAI journey.