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Former host city responds to RAGBRAI resignations

Former host city responds to RAGBRAI resignations


WINTERSET RAGBRAI ORZANIZER
ELLEN WADE COULDN’T BE MORE
PROUD OF HOW HER POPULAR MADISON
COUNTY TOWN HANDLED THE RECORD
BREAKING RAGBRAI EVENT LAST JULY
, AND THEN –>>THE ALERT CAME ACROSS MY
PHONE AND IT WAS VERY SURPRISING
TO HEAR. TODD SHE AND THE REST OF THE
: WORLD LEARNED RAGBRAI
ORGANIZERS SPLIT FROM THE DM
REGISTER AND WILL HOLD A
COMPETING CYCLING EVENT NEXT
SUMMER. ALL BECAUSE OF THE CARSON KING
FUNDRAISING CONTROVERSY AND THE
REGISTERS REPORTING ON IT.>>I HAVE WRITTEN RAGBRAI
TENURES MYSELF I NEVER DID I
EXPECT A FUTURE IN WHICH THERE
WAS A COMPETING RIDE OR ONE NOT
ASSOCIATED WITH THE REGISTER. TODD: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION? CAN IOWA TOWNS WHO SPEND A
FORTUNE HOSTING AND BARELY
BREAKING EVEN ON RAGBRAI AFFORD
THE TIME AND VOLUNTEERS TO
SUPPORT THE NEW IOWA’S RIDE.>>THE REMAIN TO BE SEEN
WHETHER OR NOT THE STATE CAN
HANDLE TO EVENTS LIKE THAT,
ESPECIALLY COMPETING THE SAME
WEEK. IT REQUIRES A LOT OF TIME AND
ENERGY AND MANY RESOURCES TO
PULL OFF THAT EVENT. TODD: TJ IS TJ JUSKIEWICZ, THE
RAGBRAI ORGANZER FOR THE PAST 20
YEARS. HE SAYS THE DAY AFTER HIS
CONTROVERSIAL RESIGNATION FEELS
GOOD.>>IT’S BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY
POSITIVE. I HEAR FROM PE

1 comment on “Former host city responds to RAGBRAI resignations

  1. By forcing a split of the riders it hurts any towns on ether route.Less money being spent by fewer riders is going to hurt anyone selling anything.How does that help anything or anyone.Yes what they did to TJ and the others is very wrong but so is what TJ is doing.Yes TJ and them did the right thing by quitting but by doing his ride the same time it really in the end only hurt us in Iowa not help.By forcing everyone on the routes to make less money it will hurt Iowa.As I said in my post a week ago I wish only the best in life for TJ and the others but as for Iowa's Ride I really cant say that and hope it crashes .Would rather they all fix the problems not just make more.And in many ways Iowa's Ride is not much more then getting back at the Des Moines Register for not letting them say and do what they wanted.I am no fan of the Des Moines Register but no matter what TJ thinks Ragbrai IS part of the Des Moines Register for good or bad.It is their ride in the end and their rules.I really do hope people move past the anger and stop and think before this all hurts Iowa the riders and everyone involved before it is to late.Why doesnt someone take the time to ask TJ about this..

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