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 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, , Iowa City.
Brent Johnson, , Cedar Falls.
Russ Clark, , Cedar Falls.
Cody Gieselman and Steve Goetzelman, , Iowa City.