Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cedar Rapids RAGBRAI® Needs Residents to Host Riders
Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids will host the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa™ on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Out of more than 12,000 riders that will be staying overnight in Cedar Rapids, around 2,000 are looking for private camping or home stays.
The Cedar Rapids RAGBRAI Housing Committee is looking for volunteers to provide parking for motor homes, space for tents, floor space, beds, and/or bathroom facilities. Hosts are not required to transport or feed the riders, and are not allowed to charge for accommodations.
Hosts are expected to provide riders with a place to sleep, access to a bathroom and shower and possibly somewhere to fill water bottles. They are not required to entertain guests or provide them with amenities such as towels, soap or shampoo.
RAGBRAI® riders will arrive mid to early afternoon and Thursday and will leave around 9 a.m. on Friday. Riders will be well-behaved, appreciative and respectful guests and the hosts’ hospitality will help improved their RAGBRAI experience.
“The opportunity to host RAGBRAI riders provides Cedar Rapids residents a unique chance to meet people from all over the world,” said Cedar Rapids RAGBRAI housing committee chair Heather Deeter. “I have heard from both riders and previous hosts, that the experience is amazing.”
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