By the way, RAGBRAI stands for Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. More than 10,000 cyclists ride for 7 days the width of the state, camping at night and cycling by day.
Here’s me on my bike in Iowa.
Along the way, I ran into MANY musicians. John was carrying his tuba behind him in a trailer. Cary had a violin on his back. Alecia had a trumpet strapped to her bicycle. Jim was carrying his banjo. Not to be outdone, I had my ukulele.
I had many chances to play and make people happy. Diane and I sang “This Land is Your Land” and got a three-year-old girl interested in playing ukulele.
Jim and I played banjo and ukulele at a state park.
Here’s Jim playing his RAGBRAI Banjo.
We even sang “Happy Birthday” to create a singing telegram for a fellow rider’s father’s birthday!
All in all, I had a great time. It was fun sharing music on RAGBRAI 2019 with my fellow cyclists!
Have you taken your ukulele or other instrument with you on your travels? Have you had fun experiences making music with fellow travelers? I’d love to hear about it – leave me a comment below!