Summertime in Iowa is cycling time and the pinnacle event for cyclists is RAGBRAI, the trek across the state every July.
With that in mind we've assembled a panel of pros to answer all your RAGBRAI related questions. How many miles should I ride to get in shape? What's the best food on the route? What gear should I bring? Where should I take my bike for a tune up?
Iowa Patch is covering RAGBRAI this year. Leave a note in the comments or click here to send an email if you'd like to contribute your RAGBRAI 2012 photos to a week-long online collection of RAGBRAI photos.
Here is your Patch Pros panel:
Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coaltion.
Clint Stainbrook, RAGBRAI coordinator for Cedar Valley Cyclists.
Ryan Baker, World of Bikes, Iowa City.
Brent Johnson, Bike Tech, Cedar Falls.
Russ Clark, Europa Cycle and Ski, Cedar Falls.
Cody Gieselman and Steve Goetzelman, 30th Century Bicycle, Iowa City.