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RAGBRAI 2019      

Pork Belly Update #12---Big Nudge: Complete Your June Form

July 3, 2019

Dear Porkers,

 

We're getting in your face a little bit about the June Form.

 

If you did it, thanks! Everybody else, please pause now and complete your June Form.

 

Need a reason?

 

At present, it looks like the demand for Friday E/W Shuttle is way down, but nearly 250 people (!) have not selected a departure via the June Form. If we cancel a Friday coach, your departure options will soon be limited to Saturday morning only. Also, some folks have a Friday hotel reservation in our Council Bluffs campsite. You guys really need to select a Friday departure time on your June Form.

 

On the Omaha airport shuttle to Council Bluffs, we would love to base the schedule of departures on your preferences.

 

On the Des Moines shuttle to Council Bluffs--your departure time is set, 9:15 a.m. But we'd sure like to make sure we have room for your bike, if you're bringing it on the shuttle.

 

So, pretty-please... follow these directions and complete the form....

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Your June Form:

Finding It and Completing It

There is no tab at the website saying “June Form.” You must login.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Use 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.

 

VISUAL BELOW

Below, here's your view when you login. See Bill's name on the left? Straight across from his name is the green box, June Form, on the right. Click that green box and you'll get the form. Complete it and SAVE.

If you don't have your wristband number, friends, come back and enter it later. For now, if you're using one of our shuttles prior to RAGBRAI, please login and complete the June Form for every rider on your application.

 

No Shuttles on Your Application?

If you're only using our support, you have one blank to fill in on your June Form. It's your official RAGBRAI wristband number.

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Mailing Checks, Paying Balances

Tomorrow is the last day to mail a check to PBV. After tomorrow, please login and pay your remaining balance by credit card and incur a 3% fee on your balance due.

 

When you login in to complete your June Form, make note of any balance due and pay it, please.

 

*** Those of you who have made special arrangements

to pay later, we know that! ***

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While we have you...

 

Omaha

Airport Hotel

Room Blocks Expire

July 8th

 

Our Omaha Airport Shuttles depart from and return to the parking lot of the Candlewood Suites Hotel at the Omaha airport, which is just next door to the Best Western Plus. On Monday, the 8th of July, any unclaimed rooms in the room blocks of Pork Belly Ventures will go back into the hotel inventory. In other words, after Monday, you can't get our rate, and the hotels could fill up.

 

For those flying or driving to Omaha on Friday, July 19th or who are returning with us to Omaha on Saturday, July 27th, you still have a few days to make a reservation at either hotel. Here's some information for your convenience. Call the local number please, and mention our name to get our rate:

 

Best Western Plus, 402-505-4900:

  • Mention our name to reserve your king or double queen room for $130.
  • Hot breakfast served here (Candlewood guests will walk over for breakfast)
  • Swimming pool located here (Candlewood guests have access, too)
  • Hospitality areas available to our guests before and after RAGBRAI.
  • Triple-sheeting is the standard at this hotel.
  • Across the street from a large convenience store and Subway sandwich shop and a Perkins Restaurant. Guest of the hotel get 15% off at Perkins.
  • Reasonable weeklong airport parking (free valet service from the hotel) at $5.50 per day, no need to reserve in advance.
  • Free airport shuttle, and shuttle to Omaha’s Old Market, a great place for shopping, music, and dining on the Friday before RAGBRAI.

Candlewood Suites, 402-342-2500:

  • Mention our name to reserve your king or double queen room for $130.
  • Mention our name to reserve your king suite for $130, while they last. These lovely suites are normally reserved for extended stays only. Fold-out sofa in living room, peninsula seating in kitchen. 
  • North side of Candlewood is the site of our bus loading and unloading (Best Western Plus guests walk over and back.)
  • The site of free laundry (Best Western Plus guests can do laundry here too.)
  • Hospitality areas available to our guests before and after RAGBRAI.
  • Triple-sheeting is the standard at this hotel.
  • Across the street from a large convenience store and Subway sandwich shop and a Perkins Restaurant. Guest of the hotel get 15% off at Perkins.
  • Reasonable weeklong airport parking (free valet service from the hotel) at $5.50 per day, no need to reserve in advance.
  • Free airport shuttle, and shuttle to Omaha’s Old Market, a great place for shopping, music, and dining on the Friday before RAGBRAI.
  • Breakfast served next door, but great little convenience store in the lobby with CHEAP everything. 

 

If you already have your Omaha hotel reservations before or after RAGBRAI, you're fine!

 

Complete info about using our Omaha shuttles (and all shuttles) is included in your June Letter, link below.

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In case you missed Update #10, here is the link to your June Letter, with all the answers, in pdf format:  

 

The June Letter of PBV

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SO MUCH GOOD STUFF COMING SOON! Happy 4th!

 

Your friends,

  

Tammy and Pete

 

p.s. Are you going straight to your June Form?