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RAGBRAI 2014      

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Omaha Airport Hotels and Weeklong Parking
On the nights of July 19th through the 25th, you will be camping with PBV (or we may have hotel rooms in those host towns). But if you’re flying into Omaha on Friday, the 18th, and/or returning with us to Omaha late on Saturday evening, the 26th, you will need Omaha hotel reservations. We have room blocks for both nights at two side-by-side hotels: the Holiday Inn Express and the Candlewood Suites.

These hotels are owned by the same company and run by an excellent team of managers. Our contract ensures that guests at one hotel are welcome to the services of the other. Your breakfast and a swimming pool are located at Holiday Inn Express, and Candlewood guests will walk half a block for those services. All Pork Belly buses and trucks will load and unload on the north side of the Candlewood Suites. Pork Belly Ventures has room blocks at both hotels. There are advantages to both hotels, but walk half a block and you get all amenities, no matter where you stay. Your choice:

Holiday Inn Express, 402-505-4900:
Mention our name to reserve your king or double queen room for $124.
Hot breakfast served here (Candlewood guests will walk over for breakfast)
Swimming pool located here (Candlewood guests have access, too)
Hospitality areas available to our guests before and after RAGBRAI.
Triple-sheeting is the standard at this hotel.
Across the street from a large convenience store and Subway sandwich shop.
Reasonable weeklong airport parking and valet service provided by Budget (about $5 per day)
Free airport shuttle and Old Market shuttle provided by Budget. (Omaha’s Old Market is a great place for shopping, music, and dining on the Friday before RAGBRAI.)


Candlewood Suites, 402-342-2500:
Mention our name to reserve your king or double queen room for $124.
Mention our name to reserve your king suite for $124, while they last. These lovely suites are normally reserved for extended stays only. Fold-out sofa in living room, peninsula seating in kitchen.
North side of Candlewood is the site of our bus loading and unloading (Holiday Inn Express guests walk over and back.)
The site of free laundry (Holiday Inn Express guests can do laundry here too.)
Hospitality areas available to our guests before and after RAGBRAI.
Triple-sheeting is the standard at this hotel.
Across the street from a large convenience store and Subway.
Reasonable weeklong airport parking and valet service provided by Budget (about $5 per day)
Free airport shuttle and Old Market shuttle provided by Budget. (Omaha’s Old Market is a great place for shopping, music, and dining on the Friday before RAGBRAI.)
Breakfast served next door, but great little convenience store in the lobby with CHEAP everything.

All Pork Belly buses will depart from and return to the Omaha airport Candlewood Suites, one-half block from Holiday Inn Express.

We are confident that these two hotels can accommodate everyone using our charter. Still, we ask you not to hog our rooms at either hotel. If you are part of a large group coming into Omaha, please reserve only as many rooms as you will use. If you find you don’t need them, release rooms back to our block. For safety reasons, the hotel staff will need an occupant’s name for every room and a credit card number for each occupant (one per room). Cardholder and occupant should be the same person.

Weeklong parking will be available near the Omaha airport. No need to reserve parking in advance. Expect to pay $5 per night for Budget Airport Parking, which serves both hotels.