A great read!
Writte by Joseph Stronberg - July 29th 2015
You've probably heard of Burning Man and Bonnaroo. But you might not be familiar with RAGBRAI:
the world's largest and oldest bike tour, improbably located in Iowa,
that arguably serves as the quintessential summer festival of the
Instead of covering themselves in body paint, RAGBRAI riders don
spandex jerseys with pun-inspired team names. Instead of dropping acid
and making art, they throw hay bales, listen to Journey, and drink cans
of Bud Light given away by friendly locals. RAGBRAI is an idiosyncratic
mix of extreme exercise, alcohol-fueled revelry, and Midwestern kitsch:
By day three, you're used to seeing middle-aged moms take shots of
Fireball at 10 am, just after riding 30 miles and before buying ham
balls to support a church fundraiser.