If this is your first rodeo, we want to provide a little more explanation for you about how things work. We know it can be hard to imagine that first time! You can always feel free to call us with questions, too.
Shuttle from Long-Term Parking
to PBV Staging Area
Sometimes our staging area is located at long-term parking. But from time to time---and this is one of those times---we stage in a different area, and so the end town will offer a shuttle from their parking location/s to our staging area. Clinton has an excellent plan for their parking locations and their shuttle!
In advance of RAGBRAI, we'll collect your departure preference and publish rosters so that everyone on the East/West Shuttle knows to which bus he/she has been assigned.
How It Generally Works
Upon arrival in Clinton, our riders using our East/West Shuttle will drive straight to our staging area and drop off their bikes and bags. Then one person can drive to the parking area (either VIP or Primary), park their vehicle, and catch the Clinton shuttle back to us for bike loading and to check-in for your shuttle departure. Naturally, we suggest that you allow plenty of time to take care of these chores. Arrive in Clinton well in advance of your assigned departure time.
PBV Schedule in Clinton
We know you'll be thinking about the schedule as you plan, so we're including an abbreviated schedule here. Bear in mind that you'll ride the coach about five and a half hours to the start town of LeMars. Here's when everything's happening in Clinton Park...
Friday, 7/23, Bike-Loading: 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7/23, Approx Departure Times: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7/24, Bike-Loading: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, 7/24, Approx Departure Times: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 a.m.
(You can be thinking and talking to friends about your preferred departure day and time. We will ask you for your preference in June. No need to write to us about that now.)
We will provide more detail about the schedule of everything (including Clinton's shuttle, etc) later on. The important thing now is to take advantage of this opportunity to reserve your parking.