Friday, November 13, 2009

Let the registrations begin!

Though RAGBRAI is well down my list of priorities and certainly not among my pressing items, news that online registration is now open for 2010 has me fired up for another year with Team CoeBRAI.

Veterans should have received an e-mail from RAGBRAI with registration instructions. First-time participants will first need to create a profile at the RAGBRAI Web site. You will then want to join the group CoeBRAI (#32344) before submitting your entry. Please do not send signed waivers or any payments to RAGBRAI. Instead, those should be sent to me, the group contact.

Fees for Team CoeBRAI have been set at $400 for 2010 (plus anything you might order through the RAGBRAI registration, such as a jersey or souvenir pack). Of this, $200 is due March 1 along with a completed (online) entry form and signed waiver. The remaining $200 will be due July 1.

The fee includes the official $140 RAGBRAI entry fee, a Team CoeBRAI jersey and license plate, bus transportation to and from Cedar Rapids and the starting/ending towns, some meals, and snacks and non-alcoholic beverages at each overnight stop.

If you're not ready to commit, don't sweat it. Our "official" registration process doesn't begin until January. But if your like me and can't imagine a summer without RAGBRAI, go ahead and register. It's also a good time to add biking gear to your holiday wishlists.

Also, Team CoeBRAI is all over the social networking craze. In addition to this blog and our Web site, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Many of you are already members of our Facebook group. Just today I also created a Facebook page, which allows much more flexibility. I hope you'll become a fan.

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