If you live in or around Des Moines, or if it’s more convenient to hook up with us there, here’s some detail on this shuttle.
On Saturday, BEFORE RAGBRAI, we will send a bike truck and two motorcoaches to the AmericInn parking lot near the Des Moines airport in the morning (probably around 8:00 with departure at 9:00, schedule TBA). We’ll take about an hour to load bikes, then head west to the start town, getting you to our campsite by late morning. You’ll have plenty of time to check-in at our Front Desk and enjoy the huge Bike Expo and Start-Town Festivities.
Here are the features of our Des Moines/Start town shuttle on Saturday, prior to RAGBRAI:
We have blocks of rooms reserved before and after RAGBRAI at the Des Moines AmericInn Hotel, just off of Fleur Drive. Call (515) 285-5180 and mention Pork Belly Ventures for a reservation. For those who drive, the hotel may offer you Park and Fly for $15, allowing you to leave a vehicle in their lot for the week (subject to availability). We also have rooms at this hotel on Tuesday night, for those who are leaving the ride early using our Half Hog Exit Shuttle from our tuesday night shuttle to Des Moines AmericInn Hotel.