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RAGBRAI 2018, July 22-29 ~ riding with C.U.B.S.
This listing will continue to be updated as information becomes available - please check back regularly! RSVPing "Yes" to this event will not commit you to ride RAGBRAI but will ensure that you receive information & updates as they become available. RAGBRAI 2018! Often described as a rolling Mardi Gras, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is a seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into it's 46th year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest & longest bicycle touring event in the world! See pictures of all the fun from prior years by clicking below! 2016 Pictures (https://www.meetup.com/Lake-County-Bicycle-Group/photos/27572429/) 2015 Pictures (https://www.meetup.com/Lake-County-Bicycle-Group/photos/26614100/) 2014 Pictures (http://www.meetup.com/Lake-County-Bicycle-Group/photos/23373092/) 2013 Pictures (http://www.meetup.com/Lake-County-Bicycle-Group/photos/16267572/) LCBG RAGBRAI Videos (http://ragbrai-lcbg.org/ragbrai/) LCBG will be riding as part of the Chicago Urban Bicycling Society (CUBS) (http://ragbraicubs.org/index.php) team Cost is $875.00/person, includes $175.00 RAGBRAI rider fee paid to RAGBRAI at registration & is payable in 3 installments Jan., March, & May. Itinerary / Accommodations * Saturday, July 21st: 4 am (!) meet at Todd Hall School in Lincolnwood - load up bikes and luggage on a truck, board the tour-style bus and be on the road by 5 am. * Camping in host families' yards as well as indoor facilities such as libraries, gymnasiums, etc. depending upon availability. Hotel accommodations the night of the banquet dinner. * Shower facilities available on a daily basis. * Everyone is responsible for bringing their own tent... or buddy up with a friend (FYI - REI rents tents, sleeping bags and pads, etc). * Tent set-up available - make your arrangements directly with the CUBS crew ($). * Daily lite continental breakfast and coffee; snacks, pop and beer at the end of the day. Logistics / Services / Amenities * Free lot parking available at Todd Hall School for anyone who needs to leave their car for the week. * Team jersey, T-shirt, and socks for all CUBS riders. * Banquet dinner (Casual! Shorts and Tshirts) * Packed tent & bags must be on truck by 8 am daily. * Past riders suggested bringing about $300/person in cash to cover daily food & drink along the route; bring debit/credit card for other expenses such as souvenirs, bike repairs, restaurant meals, & any unforeseen expenses. * Marked route from end-of-day town to overnight accommodations available by 2 pm each day. * Van transport from overnight accommodations into town; also from one overnight stop to the next if necessary (injury, fatigue, mechanical failure, etc). * Bike mechanic available for minor repairs. * Electronics charging available at each overnight stop. * Massage therapists available (approximately $1.00/minute). * Charity auction for Camp Courageous (CUBS supported charity). Other items to be aware of: * CUBS will solicit donations of items for a silent auction to raise funds for Camp Courageous. * CUBS will assign roommates on hotel night; we will do our best to influence their choices but no guarantees! Your tent is always available to you to pitch outside if you so desire - yes, we have utilized this option is the past! :-) * All cyclists will be assigned one to two shifts of shuttle driving (evenings: approximately 1 hour in length). * Final day logistics - bus home leaves at 3 pm! Depending upon your ability, this means you may have to hit the road before the route officially opens for the day or SAG part of the last day's mileage if you will not be able to complete the ride in time. Cancellations / Refunds are given at the sole discretion of CUBS; contact CUBS directly with any inquiries regarding eligibility. RAGBRAI registration runs November 15, 2017 through April 1, 2018. CUBS has a 64 rider limit which will fill quickly once the route is announced on January 21, 2018 GET REGISTERED! Registration requires three steps: 1) Register with CUBS 2) Register with RAGBRAI 3) Mail four completed hard copy forms along with your initial deposit to CUBS a) RAGBRAI Release (this will be included in your registration confirmation email from RAGBRAI) b) CUBS Membership Agreement and Release c) CUBS Medical Info Disc Jersey d) Your driver's license, auto insurance, and health insurance cards copied onto a single sheet of paper. Access our files area for full CUBS RAGBRAI registration information and documentation by clicking here (https://www.meetup.com/Lake-County-Bicycle-Group/files/). 1) 2018 CUBS RAGBRAI Reg and Info - All registration and event info 2) 2018 CUBS Membership Agreement and Release 3) 2018 CUBS Medical Info Disc Jersey When registering with CUBS... As part of your fee, you will will receive a CUBS jersey; therefore, when completing the 2018 CUBS Medical Info Disc Jersey form, you will need to specify your jersey size. Jerseys are offered in both Men's AND Women's sizes - please indicate on the form if you want Men's or Women's sizing. When registering with RAGBRAI... 1) Do NOT register as an individual; register as part of the CUBS team (Group number 246). 2) Select the Week Long Rider option when registering. 3) Do NOT provide any payment information to RAGBRAI directly - do NOT give a credit card number when registering or send a check. You will pay CUBS and CUBS will pay RAGBRAI for the entire group. Take me to the CUBS site (http://www.ragbraicubs.org/index.php)! Take me to the RAGBRAI site (http://ragbrai.com/)! Jersey Schedule for the Week Not mandated but fun to participate in! Be easily identified by your fellow LCBG riders while out on the road! JERSEY SCHEDULE! Sun: 2018 CUBS jersey Mon: 2017 CUBS jersey Tues: 2016 CUBS jersey Wed: LCBG Pork Chop Jersey or CUBS 2015 Thurs: ANY RAGBRAI jersey Fri: LCBG Bike n Beer jersey or CUBS 2013 Sat: 2018 CUBS jersey Order your LCBG jerseys here (http://shop.jakroo.com/Lake-County-Bicycle-Group-2016) Follow this link (https://www.meetup.com/Lake-County-Bicycle-Group/files/) and click on RAGBRAI Checklist for a suggested Packing List. Get social! Check out the forums on the RAGBRAI web site (http://ragbrai.com/) - loads of informative chat Join the LCBG RAGBRAI Clubhouse group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/915070898525667/) on Facebook Like RAGBRAI on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RAGBRAI/) and follow RAGBRAI on Twitter (https://twitter.com/RAGBRAI_IOWA) Like RAGBRAI CUBS on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RAGBRAICUBS/) Suggested Training schedule:

Todd Hall School

3925 W Lunt Ave · Lincolnwood, IL

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The Lake County Bicycle Group (LCBG) was established to connect casual, long-distance cyclists in the Lake County, IL area with other like-minded folks for camaraderie and fun! Rides are offered for advanced beginner / intermediate group riders - both road and trail - for round-trip distances of 20 miles plus in a non-competitive, friendly atmosphere. You won't find any hammerfests or pace lines here!

We host regularly scheduled rides in and around Lake County as well as participate in events open to the general public, such as Bike the Drive and the Four Star Bike Tour. Jaunts to local hangouts - breakfast, pizza, or brews, anyone? - in addition to destination day trips and overnight treks are also part of our itinerary.

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