Saturday, July 20, 2013

On Vacation and a Giveaway: RAGBRAI 2013


It's RAGRAI time!! 

 For the second year in a row, I am going to be the sag wagon for my daughter's bike trek across Iowa.

What is a sag wagon, you ask? 
"A sag wagon is a support vehicle for cyclists. As a general rule, cyclists on tour call the vehicle a sag wagon, while racers prefer the term 'broom wagon'. In either case, the sag wagon can be a vital part of the team which support cyclists along their journey. On long tours and trips, many cyclists grow quite attached to the sag wagon and its drivers, thanks to the comfort that the sag wagon provides."
So, that will be me, bringing comfort to a couple of cyclists.

RAGBRAI is a 7 day bike ride across the middle of Iowa. This year the route is almost 405 miles! YIKES! 

Here is a map of the route. 


I'm sure glad I will be driving the vehicle and not a bike.  

Since we will be on road for 9 days total, posts here at The Book Bag are going to be scarce. Last year, I created a post to go up each day and asked you all to leave encouraging words for my riders (in exchange for a chance at some giveaways). This year I am not that organized and time is running out. *sigh* 

The gals really, really enjoyed the comments that you left last year and they helped make the journey more fun for them. They were always asking what the latest comments were.  

This year, there will be one giveaway but you will have chances to leave comments every day for more chances to win. Like I said, they really loved and appreciated all the comments. 


Click here if you want to find out more about RAGBRAI

And now the giveaway!

You get extra entries if you come back each day to tweet or leave comments for my riders. When I get back, I will select 7 names, one for each day of the ride. The winners will be able to select a book (up to $10) from either Amazon.com or The Book Depository.

So be sure to come back each day 
to give these gals some support!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to check the sidebar for my other current giveaways!


62 comments:

  1. You go riders! I can't imagine doing something like this so you have guts.

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  2. Wow, 405 miles!! Great job, guys!! I wish I was fit enough to do that. You all have my respect. =)

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  3. You guys are amazing! Go get em!

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  4. Yay! You go guys! 405 miles is amazing, I admire your strenght and stamina!

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  5. Stay strong. You're the best. Your mom is so proud of you.

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  6. My very best wishes to you from the UK ! 405 miles go for it !!!

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  7. You guys are all awesome for doing Ragbrai! I had a friend back in high school that did it with her dad, and even though they were some of the slowest people, they were AMAZING just for finishing, and you'll be amazing no matter how well you do too!

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  8. Good morning cyclists! Hope you all have an amazing day and that the weather is cooperating. =)

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  9. Happy biking today! 83 miles, guys, so it's your longest ride. If you can do this, you can do ANYTHING! Just keep pushing.

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  10. What an amazing thing to do! My legs would be rubber after 30 min.(or less):) Hope you have a great day with good weather and good friends!!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

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  11. Good luck guys! You're amazing!

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  12. Cheers and encouragement form NY!

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  13. Hope you all have a wonderful day riding today =)

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  14. You guys are awesome! I'll bet you are seeing some great scenery! Keep up the good work!

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  15. Your LONGEST day is OVER!! Congrats, guys! Keep it up and pedal HARD!

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  16. I have friends that do this event every year, so I know it's no easy feat. Keep it up! You can do it! :)

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  17. Keep up the good work!

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  18. Hang in there! We're here to cheer you on!! <3

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  19. Another day of racing and I hope you all do your best.

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  20. Congrats on another day complete, guys! You're doing awesome!

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  21. My very best wishes all the way from Sri Lanka! Go girls. :)

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  22. Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the ride <3

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  23. Keep rocking! Encouragement coming all the way from Jamaica. Ride on!!

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  24. Hey guys, have a fantabulous day!!

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  25. You guys are awesome!

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  26. Keep going and cross that finish line!

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  27. Hope everything goes well for all of you today. =)

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  28. You guys are awesome!

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  29. You're doing awesome you guys! Keep it up! Think of how good you'll feel (well, after the soreness dissipates).

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  30. Hope you're having great weather and lots of fun on your ride! Cheers and encouragement from Long ISland, NY!!!

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  31. Hope the weather is fantastic for you today =)

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  32. 400+ miles thats awesome!!! :)

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  33. Keep up the great work guys!!!

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  34. You guys are DONEZO!! Congrats on finishing!

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  35. Congratulations! Pure awesomeness!

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  36. Have fun riding and congrats on making it so far.

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  37. WOW!! You guys really did it! FINISH BIG!!!!

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  38. Woo hoo, congrats on the bike ride =D

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  39. Awesome job guys! How are the legs feeling?

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  40. Quite the accomplishment!!! We are all so proud of you!

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  41. Pat yourselves on the back. Go Team!

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  42. Welcome back to reality, guys. You made it!

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