From July 22 to July 28, 2007 I will be a bikrarian. This is not really a word, of course, but it is fitting for a biking librarian. I am riding the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAI for short. This ride begins in Rock Rapids and ends in Bellvue, Iowa. The trip is nearly 500 miles and includes one day with an optional loop to make the day a 100 mile day. There will be more than 10,000 riders and I am thrilled to be one of them. My plan for the trip is to visit as many libraries as possible and get signatures of as many librarians as I can. It will be fun to meet other like-minded people. Besides, I know I will see plenty of strange people on the ride each day.
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Oh yeah, Lance Armstrong is riding this year, too. I think that is great, but he is not the reason that I am riding. I have been planning on this for almost 2 years. This is my vacation for the year. I am looking forward to a great week and expect to come back completely rested and refreshed.