I'm just getting back into riding, haven't ridden at all in the last couple of years, and before that hadn't done any real long distance riding in MANY years. Although my long term goal is a cross country trip, time, work schedule, and cash doesn't allow me to do that this year. I'm thinking of taking a week long trip, and thought that BRAN looked like fun.
I live in South Dakota, so it would be close, and I am familiar with Nebraska roads. Thought about RAGBRI, but the timing doesn't work and it would be harder to get to and from the start/finish lines.
Does anyone out there have any experience with BRAN? How does it compare to other rides like RAGBRI? The fact that they only let 600 people ride BRAN, and it doesn't seem like they always fill it, vs 10,000 riders on RAGBRI makes me wonder if it isn't a very good ride.
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.