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RAGBRAI Recreational Bicycling Tour | July 2019

Updated: Sep 14, 2019



“你知道RAGBRAI是干嘛的吧?就是一个一年一次,时长为7天的横跨爱荷华州的骑行盛会。今年是RAGBRAI的第47年了,这是世界上历史最久、规模最大、距离最远的休闲骑行盛会。”


"You know about RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa), right?

The annual 7-day bicycle ride across the state. It's its 47th year, and it's the oldest, largest, and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world."



“骑手来自四面八方,横跨美国50个州,来自三四十个国家。每天都有2万左右的骑手参与,光我们队伍就有80人。”


"The participants represent all 50 states, and 30 or 40 countries. There are 20k people that ride everyday. Just for our team, there's 80."



"我们Adaptive Sports Iowa (ASI) 这个组织是服务于残疾运动员,帮他们减少障碍,让他们也能参与到这个骑行盛会中去。


今年我们组织有80名骑手,其中30多个都是残疾骑手。"


"We ASI (Adaptive Sports Iowa) help reduce the barriers and make RAGBRAI accessible and enjoyable to cyclists with disabilities.


This year, we have 80 riders with 30+ riders with disabilities."



"往年我都是整周骑行的,但今年我主要负责开供给车,因为我怀孕了,所以就不太方便亲自参与骑行。我们现在在等我们队的最后一位骑手到达,然后就可以开始收拾东西,前往下一个镇。"


"I usually ride all week, But now I'm pregnant so I'm driving. We are here till the last rider of our team comes, then we will pack and head to the next town."




"很多参与骑行的组织都是自给自足的,有工作人员从一个镇前往另一个镇,提供服务给自己队伍的骑手。我们早上六点就开始忙了,所以我现在嗓子都哑了。但是这个活动真的太好玩了,我很喜欢这个体验。"


"Most people tend to ride all week. Many participating organizations are self-sufficient. You have your staff from one place to another, serving your own cyclists. We started 6 o'clock in the morning, so I lost my voice. But it's really fun. I love the whole experience."



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“我就住在爱荷华州,但是这个活动吸引世界各地的人。


我自己不骑车,但是我妻子和她妹妹喜欢参加这个骑行活动。我妻子现在60岁了,我的小姨子58岁,这已经是她们第5次参加RAGBRAI了。我一般就开着皮卡车、装着物资跟着她们。现在我正找她们呢。”


"I live in Iowa, but this event attracted people from all over the world.


I don’t ride but my wife and my sister-in-law do -- they love it.

My wife is 60, and my sister-in-law is 58. It's their 5th time attending RAGBRAI. I normally drive the pick-up and follow them. I'm actually looking for them right now."



"一般我们晚上都是住在帐篷里,但如果遇到下雨或者路很泥的话,我们就会找个汽车旅馆过夜。


啊,我看到她们了,就在那边坐着呢。”


"We live in tents at night but in case there's rain or mud, we will find a motel to stay over.

Oh, I see them, they are sitting right over there!"



”哦这个火鸡腿啊,就是那边那个摊子,在那儿就能买到!“


"The turkey leg? You can buy from the vendor right there!"



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"我们是和朋友们一起来的,戴这个头盔是为了方便找到同伴。以前我们就住在爱荷华这个州,但现在我们住在北卡罗兰纳州。这次我们开了整整两天的车,就是为了来参加这个骑行活动。"


"We wear this kind of helmets because it's easy to find our friends We are from North Carolina, but we used to live in Iowa. We drove for 2 days to get here just for this event."




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"这是我自己建立的慈善捐款组织,专门为有需要的儿童提供食物、衣服。这个组织叫Bell Cos,因为我的名字就是Bella Cosner。”


"I started this organization to provide food and clothing for kids in need. It's call Bell Cos because my name is Bella Cosner."



“其实这个组织几天前才刚成立。我建立Bell Cos是因为我自己的一些经历。我的生母以前经常虐待我弟弟和我,所以我就想帮助其他被虐待的儿童,给他们提供食物、衣服。"

"Actually, it only started a couple of days ago. The reason I started it is because of my own experience. My birth mother physically abused my brother and partially me. It made me want to help other kids that may be abused, providing them with food and clothing."




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"镇子里有3个教堂,他们都在为这个活动积极准备,手工做了很多食物拿去卖,因为这是为教会筹钱的大好机会。


"There are 3 churches in town. They are all very active and doing something for this event. They sell home-made food because it's a great opportunity to raise money for the church."



“你看到那边一个尖顶的房子了吗?那就是我们的教堂,门口摆摊有卖很多好吃的。等下一定要过去看看哦。"


Can you see the house with a tower over there? That's our church. The vendors are selling great food. Be sure to walk over and try it out!"





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"我在35年前就开始参加RAGBRAI了。对的,你没有听错,这个活动总共也只有47年的历史。每年的体验都不一样,组织方每年都会更换地点,天气也会不一样。"


"I started doing RAGBRAI 35 years ago. Yes, you heard it right, this event is only 47 years old. The experience is different every year. RAGBRAI changes the location, and the weather is also different each year."



"昨天是第一天,因为下雨,所以我的骑行进度有点慢。当时很难看清路况,骑的时候必须很小心。但即使是这样的情况,活动也照常继续。有些人会选择休息,但还是有很多人继续骑行。"


"Yesterday was the first day. It was slow because of the rain. I had a hard time seeing and had to be careful when riding. But even in situations like that, the ride goes on. Some would take a break but many other would go on riding."



"这种背后有口袋的衣服是为了骑手特别设计的,就是为了方便装东西。"


"This kind of clothes with pockets on the back is specially designed for riders."



"我们是一个骑行组织,成员有来自西雅图的,有来自芝加哥的。我们队伍有一个大巴,里面能洗澡,能休息。大家都玩得很开心。"


"We are an organization for riders. Some members come from Seattle, and some from Chicago. We have a bus for our bike team. We have showers on a trailer and places to rest. Everybody is having a good time."



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"我们是几个朋友一起来参加的,我们一起路过了很多接待的镇子。很多镇子都很积极地去接待骑手,因为他们希望通过卖食物或提供其他服务去筹到很多钱。"


"We came with friends and we passed many host towns together. They are very welcoming and super nice. They want raise money by selling food and providing other services."



每个镇都在努力做些不一样的东西,有不一样的主题,他们都在试图超过前面一个镇子。有些镇子有很棒的冰淇淋,有些有好吃的派。


"All the towns are trying to do something different, they have different themes, because they all want to outdo the last town. Some towns have great ice creams, some have great pies."



"每天行程的最后一站会有音乐。昨天的终点站是一个叫Atlantic的镇子,他们请到了很有名的乐队,现场还有派对,气氛特别好。"


"There's music at the end of it. Yesterday in Atlantic, they had a big band and party. I LOVE the vibe there."



"住宿的话,会有镇子里的家庭去接待我们,让我们在他们的后院里搭帐篷,并且可以用他们的厕所和浴室。我们需要通过RAGBRAI这个组织方提交一个申请,告诉他们我们有几个人需要一个能搭帐篷的地方,他们就会给我们联系好接待家庭,把地址发给我们。"


"As for the accommodation, there will be families hosting us, letting us camp in their backyard, use their shower and bathroom. We have a process through RAGBRAI. We tell them that we need a place for 5 tents, and they will make the arrangements and give us the address.



"昨晚我们接住的那个接待家庭就特别热情、特别贴心,体验很好。"


"The host family we had last night was super sweet. We had a wonderful experience there."



"这种鞋是专门为骑车的人设计的,方便脚踏。"


"This kind of shoes is special for riding, makes it easier to use the pedals."



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"我们是来自爱荷华市的披萨店。以前我们在主街上有一个实体店的,但现在我们就是流动摊位,专门为各种活动提供食物。我们参与RAGBRAI已经有26年了。


"We are from Iowa City. We used to have our shop in the main street but not anymore. Now we only focus on catering to events like this. It's our 26 years doing this.



"每天晚上在过夜的镇子里都有派对,而我们就负责喂饱整个派对。"


"Every night in the meetup town there is a party. We feed the party."




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"我们是从弗罗里达州过来的。我几年前就退休了,听说了这个活动后就参与进来了。我们是个慈善骑行组织,收养很多亚洲的孩子。接下来会组织一个去KeyWest 的慈善骑行活动,中间会有捐款环节。"


"We are from Florida. I retired a couple of years ago, and got involved in this event when I heard about it. We are a charity organization for riders, and we have adopted many kids from Asia. We will organize a riding event in Key West for charity. There will be donations during the process."




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"在过夜的镇子里,人们一般在入住下来后会聚集起来,所有的摊子都会摆到终点镇,也有很多很多的娱乐。"

"In overnight towns, everybody gather after shower and setting up tents. All the vendors will be at the finish, and there will be lots and lots of entertainment."



"像这种小镇子有很多人聚集的情况,手机一般都会没信号,这就让你不得不把平时生活和生意上的事情先放到一边,享受当下眼前的一切。"


"The thing about small towns having so many people is that cell phones don’t work, so you have to set aside all the business and fully enjoy this moment."



"想想看,有一整周的时间你都可以远离手机,远离工作,什么都不想,只想着今天怎么骑车,怎么玩得尽兴。这是这个活动最吸引我的地方。"


“Think about it, a whole week away from cell phones and work, think nothing but how to have fun today. That's what's attracting me the most."



"而且,你会在这里遇到各种各样有意思的人。我刚刚就认识两个从澳大利亚来的小伙子,他们几乎是全程骑车过来的。"


"And you get to meet all kinds of interesting people from everywhere in the world. I just met two guys from Australia. They did most of the riding to get here. "



"哦,你们是中国来的?欢迎!"


"Oh, you guys are from China?


Welcome! Welcome to the party!"















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