...that I’m going to have to back out of this goal. I’m going to have a lot going on this summer (by choice). Hopefully this will be something that I can fit in during 2015 instead. 8 months ago
...a six day 450+ mile bike ride across Iowa that happens every July. Over 8000 people undertake the ride. It is not a race – everyone does the same route and stops in the same places each night and nearly everyone camps. Semi trucks haul the rider’s luggage so that you don’t need to carry anything during the daily rides. The event began in 1973 and has slowly grown in popularity since then. RAGBRAI stands for Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa.
This year, several of my friends from the hiking meetup that I belong to participated in RAGBRAI, and it was awesome hearing about their adventures. I really think I’d like to do this next year. I have several other goals and ambitions for next year like Going to Aruba and starting to Hike the Appalachian Trail (which, since I’m going to be section hiking the trail in 150-200 mile sections, that will take several years). However, I think I can and should still fit this event into next summer’s events. Plus this goal fits perfectly with another one of my goals.
If anyone else here on 43Things would like to go, too, I think it would be a lot of fun! 14 months ago