RAGBRAI 2019      

Pork Belly Update #10---Your JUNE LETTER

June 28, 2019

Dear Porkers,


Thanks for your patience as we've gathered the most accurate info we can from Keokuk, Council Bluffs, and other places.


By clicking the document link below, you will download a pdf document. Please give a moment's thought to where you will save this letter, so that you can use it as we intend, as a reference document.  


It's long, and no one needs to read all of it, as you can see from this Table of Contents. These are the big sections of the letter:  

1.    Top Priorities Right Now

2.    East/West Shuttle, Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20

3.    Finding Us in Council Bluffs, July 19 and 20

4.    Omaha to Council Bluffs, July 20 [Info on Omaha Parking and Airport Shuttle was new last year, so if you missed last year, read it carefully.]

5.    Des Moines to Council Bluffs, July 20

6.    The Week with PBV

7.    Our Half Hog Shuttles, July 23

8.    The Last Day of RAGBRAI, July 27

9.    Shipping Bikes to/from RAGBRAI—see our complete email from Sendmybike.com

10. Between Now and RAGBRAI

11. Preparing Your Bike for Truck Transport

12. The PBV Smartphone App

If you're not on the Des Moines shuttle, for instance, skip that section altogether. If you're wondering about Omaha hotels, you want the fourth section. If you wonder whether you'll need to lock your bike during the week, check out the part called "The Week with PBV."  The letter is mainly chronological, except for late sections.  

Download your letter. Print today. Tomorrow, pick up a highlighter and read a couple sections. Keep scanning for what you need. Re-read as needed.  Here is the link to your June Letter in pdf format:  


The June Letter of PBV

Your June Form: Finding It and Completing It

Please don’t look for a tab at the website saying “June Form.” 


Everyone needs to login to his/her application to complete the June Form using the login tab in the upper right corner of the home page at pkbelly.com.  You'll see "June Form" in green across from the name of each person on the application.

The Pork Belly App: Don't Ride Without It!

There's a section about our Smartphone App at the end. If you're a savvy phone person, the App, now used by 6200 people, is a probably the best way to stay abreast of Pork News and Pork Happenings, as well as RAGBRAI news and host-town happenings. You'll have an archive of all 2019 updates at your fingertips. In the final section of the June Letter, you'll read more from our wonderful app developer, Katy Fletcher of Doxieworks, about all the features of our app. 

While We Have You... Payment Is Due Now

When you login in to complete your June Form, please look at your PBV payment history to see if there's a balance due. If so, please send payment right away. Our mailing address is PBV LLC, 412 Forest Glen Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503. 


If you are reading this update after July 4, do not mail a check at that point. You will have to pay by credit card on or after July 4. Thank you. 


Availability of Services

We have a short Waiting List for the Rental Tent Service. Otherwise, we have space on Weeklong Support, Partial-Week Support, and all shuttles.


Locks for the Charging Trailers

Notice the photo of one phone charging trailer below, provided so that you'll know what kind of padlock to bring to lock a charging compartment.  Huge padlocks won't go through the hole, so make it small or medium-sized padlock. More about our charging trailers in the June Letter.

Our Directional Signs

Last year, we added a checkerboard border to our directional signs to make them more visible to you. More about these signs, and about finding us in general, in June Letter. In each overnight town, this is the sign to watch for as you depart from the main rider route to find Pork Camp.


More to come, Porkers, and importantly, more FUN to come!  Watch for Our Week in the Corn with heaps of good news, and other updates, coming at you in quicker succession now.  Thanks for reading your June Letter and completing your June Form. We'll be back on your screens again soon. Real soon. Until then, we remain, 


Your friends,


Tammy and Pete  


ABOVE: We hope this pic gives you an idea of the size your padlock should be. Huge ones for self-storage units won't work. Something smaller.