by Jane Whitmore
Emmetsburg will be an overnight host for bicyclers traveling across the State of Iowa on RAGBRAI?XLII next week.
There are still requests for housing:?people looking for a yard to camp in or a home to sleep in.
Anyone intersted in hosting bicycle ridefrs is asked to contact Jeremy Ward at 712-852-5210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Team Navy: Looking for host to up to 40 active and retired Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard riders. Need place to pitch tents and have parking for a bus and Penske truck.
9. Team Basterd: Group of 14 males who would prefer the use of shower and toilet facilities in home, sleeping space inside home, and in home floor space.
13. Family of 5 made up of 3 males and 2 females. Husband, wife, daughter and two sons. One child is high school age and other two children are in their 20s. Looking for floor space indoors and access to shower and toilet facilities.
14. Team Rawhide Riders: RGroup of 20 plus. Low maintenance and low impact. Can camp in one yard and shower across a few neighbor houses. Everyone camps, would need access to bathroom and shower. Have one support vehicle.
16. Team Wartburg Knight Riders: Group of 30, but only looking for housing for 10. The 10 are made up of 7 males and 3 females. Looking for tent camping in a yard, shower and toilet facilities, in home sleeping space with floor space for 10 people.
17. Looking for housing for my husband and I. Would like to stay in a home, church, or daycare with either a bed, sofa, or floor. We will be bringing our own bedding. Would like access to shower, but we will bring our own towels. We need no meals, as we support the local churches and clubs for meals. We are non-smokers.
18. Team OYL (a.k.a. "On Your Left"): Group of 13 total, but housing for 10. For 4 years, this team has organized to include a team for his kids and family friends. Ages range from 7-65. Team consists of a retired police officer from Berkley, California and a rider from Belgium. We are great guests, grateful, respectful, quiet, and very, very appreciative of any hospitality (yard or floor for camping, access to shower and bathroom). Looking for tenting in yard with about 7 tents and in home sleeping space.
21. Team Waladoke Joegle: Group of 4 males and 2 females. Prefer in house sleeping space or floor space inside for 6 people. If not, they could do 4 tents in yard. Would like access to shower and toilet facilities. They are a non-smoking group, quiet, respectful and enjoy meeting Iowans.
22. Team Turb: One male looking for home to have access to a driveway to park motor home.
23. Group of 3 males late 40s, early 50s looking for a home with sleeping space inside and floor space inside, along with shower and toilet facilities. One is an engineer, one is a correctional officer, one is a CNA and gardening is a hobby of theirs.
25. Group of 2 males and 2 females looking for tenting in a yard, in home sleeping space or floor space, and access to shower and toilet facilities. Group consists of a retired teacher who farms on the family farm from Minburn, Iowa. Two are from Sterling, IL, one is originally from Clinton, IA. Local government worker and nurse. Age ranges from 25-65. Would prefer to sleep in a bed or on the floor inside, but can tent outside too. Group will have a Honda Civic as a support vehicle. Non-smokers, we are respectful, clean and easy to get along with.
27. Team Shortcut: Group of 4 females who would like to have sleeping space in a home or on the floor in home, along with access to shower and toilet facilities. We are not big drinkers, but do enjoy something cold at the end of the day. Non-smoking group. 50 and older except one person is 25. Would love to be indoors in air condition and have space for air mattresses or cots.
30. Team Out Spokin: Team of 6 males and 6 females. Looking for sleeping space inside or on the floor inside, can tent outside if needed and would like access to shower and toilet facilities. Team is made up of middle aged people (average age 44). Professionals and very respectful.
33. Team Winson's Wag: Team of 3 females and 1 male. Team is looking for floor space in a home for 4 people and access to shower and toilet facilities. Age ranges from 23-67. Group made up of an engineer, 3 fitness fanatics, and a restaurant up-and-comer.
37. Team Saints and Sinners: Team of 8 males and 1 female. Looking for host home for 5 tents in yard and shower and toilet facilities. 3 sets of families. One family has 2 children. One member is a college counselor, all are former Iowans who are now from the Ozarks.
38. Team Alyce and Friends: Team of 1 male and 2 females. Looking for in home sleeping space, floor space for 3 people, shower and toilet facility usage, and tent space for 2 tents. One person uses a Cpap machine. Two people are in their 50s and one is 82.
40. Team DZsCO: Team of 1 male, 1 female. Looking for in home sleeping space. Husband and wife in their late 30s.
43. Team WOW: Team of 2 males and 5 females. Looking for in home sleeping space for 7 people. Would like to use shower and toilet facilities. WOW stands for Week on Wheels or Weak on Wheels, depending on our training. Team has people who have anywhere from 17 to 25 + years or riding RAGBRAI. There are no couples on this team. Team age ranges from 54-68 years young. We are professionals; teachers, social workers, psychologist, business mana- gers. Two are from Baltimore, MD and they think Iowa is Heaven. We are not a party team, but are social and have fun. Early to bed, early to rise, very neat and clean, considerate group. Would like air conditioning, a place to sleep on the floor in home, and use of restroom facilities. If there is an extra bed or couch, we would consider that a luxury.
44. Team Renssy Riders: Team of 4 males and 4 females. Looking for space for a 31 foot RV at a home. Age range is 40-50.
45. Team Corn Bred: Team of 1 male and 3 females. Would like access to a home where they could park a 33 foot motor home and access to 110 outlet. They are a non-smoking group. All are originally born in Wright County, IA and they are a family group.
47. Team CycWard: Team of 3 males and 3 females. Would like in home floor space for 6 people and access to shower and toilet facilities. Age of family is from 26-54 years of age.
48. Team Numbutt: Team of 4 males and 2 females. Looking for in home floor space for 6 people. We have air beds and bedding. Would like access to shower and toilet facilities. Banker and a teacher in the group. Ages range from 16-59.
52. Team Must Have: Team of 11 males and 4 females. Team looking for tenting in yard for 12 tents or sleeping in home for space for 13 people. Have a motor home or van for driveway parking needed, would like access to shower and toilet facilities. Average age of team is 47 years. Garage space is fine with us and we don't have to be in house with floor space. Truck and camper hookup w/110 volt and garden hose connection would be great. We have a 25 foot camper and truck.
53. Team LiverStrong: Team of 9 males and 5 females. Looking for tenting in yard for 10 tents. Sleeping space in side for 10-14 people would be great bonus. Would like access to shower and toilet facilities. We are respectful, seasoned riders ages 25-60.
54. Team Ginnys Kids: Team of 2 male and 2 females. Looking for a home to park motor home or van in driveway and access to shower and toilet facilities. Age 50-60, professionals and friendly.
55. Team JB's Extreme Bike Club: Team of 5 males and 1 female. Looking for host home for 1 tent in the yard, motor home or van in driveway and access to shower and toilet facilities.
56. Team Friends and Relatives: Team of 9 males and 5 females. Looking for tenting in a yard for 7 tents and access to shower and toilet facilities.
63. Team Des Sux: Team of 3 males and 3 females. Looking for in home sleeping space or in home floor space for 6 and access to shower and toilet facilities.
A complete list of housing requests is available at the Chamber of Commerce Office.