With RAGBRAI registration opening Friday, Nov. 15, I’d like to take a minute to refresh everyone about how to sign up.
RAGBRAI veterans will receive an e-mail with registration instructions. Virgins 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 any payments to RAGBRAI. Instead, those should be sent to me, soy capitan.
We'll cap the group at 20 week-long riders, give or take a few as the situation allows. Fees for Team CoeBRAI will remain $450 in 2014. Of this, a non-refundable $225 deposit is due March 1 along with a completed (online) entry form and signed waiver. The remaining $225 will be due July 1.
The fee includes the official $160 RAGBRAI entry fee (up $10 from 2013), transportation to and from Cedar Rapids and the starting/ending towns and within each overnight town, some meals, and snacks and non-alcoholic beverages at each overnight stop. We will again be producing a Team CoeBRAI jersey, but it is no longer included in the entry fee. Information on ordering a jersey will be provided after the first of the year. This will be completely optional.
Two vans and a moving truck have been reserved to transport bodies and bikes, as we did last year. A repeat of last year’s weather has also been requested.