RAGBRAI XLV Countdown – July 23-29, 2017
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Photo Galleries

  • RAGBRAI Day 7 photos: Washington to Muscatine

    Check out photos from the final day of RAGRBRAI

  • Photos: Team Buses on RAGBRAI

    Each bus manages to be unique along the ride

  • RAGBRAI Day 6 photos: Ottumwa to Washington

    RAGBRAI riders are entering the home stretch, traveling from Ottumwa to Washington on Day 6.

  • 12 photos: Rick Springfield headlines in Ottumwa

    The 80s icon gave a free outdoor concert in the Bridge View Center parking lot.

  • RAGBRAI photos: Lance Armstrong and friends

    Lance Armstrong returned to the RAGBRAI route -- and he brought along some of his famous athlete friends.

  • RAGBRAI Day 5 photos: Centerville to Ottumwa

    On Day 5, RAGBRAI riders will travel from Centerville to Ottumwa, where they will have the opportunity to see Rick Springfield in concert.

  • Photos: RAGBRAI Day 4, Leon to Centerville

    RAGBRAI moved past its midpoint Wednesday, with riders moving from Leon to Centerville

  • 9 photos: Wackiest bikes and outfits in Mount Ayr

    Des Moines Register photojournalist Rodney White took portraits of some of RAGBRAI's extremes.

  • RAGBRAI Day 3 photos: Creston to Leon

    Images from Day 3 of RAGBRAI, which takes riders from Creston to Leon.

  • 11 photos: Scenes from the gravel loop

    It was a rocky detour to the Irish capital of southwest Iowa, Imogene.

Video Galleries

  • Take a look back on all the fun moments the Des Moines Register staff captured on video during RAGBRAI 2016.

  • Riders brave the swinging bridge in Columbus Junction.

  • Winds remain out of the northeast for Saturday and with partly sunny skies, highs will hold in the lower 80s. The weekend looks dry for the most part, perfect for those finishing up Ragbrai or maybe heading out to the Indianola Balloon Classic.

  • Omaha-based Team Pump's bus is one of the most colorful, and oldest, team buses currently operating in RAGBRAI.

  • Hal Colliver has been collecting signs since 1973. Its a hobby of his he loves to share with others who often stop by to look at his barn.

  • Teresa Condon and Tracy Henriksen have fun in their infant costumes.

  • Riders take over Wooden Wheel Vineyard

  • The complete century ride, including the Karras Loop, from Leon to Centerville on RAGBRAI 2016.

  • Lyle Dumont has built and rebuilt enough model trains and full size tractors to fill 30,000 square feet of space. Take a look around his collections

  • \u0022The best part of this job is hearing all the thank-yous,\u0022 Iowa State Patrol trooper says.

RAGBRAI Web Store Now Open!

RAGBRAI Web Store Now Open!

Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The RAGBRAI Web Store is NOW OPEN!

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RAGBRAI Training: Now that RAGBRAI is Over for Another Year, What Should You Do?

RAGBRAI Training: Now that RAGBRAI is Over for Another Year, What Should You Do?

Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Well, RAGBRAI came and went, and I hope you were well prepared and had a great time. Hopefully you learned something to do better for next year.

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Adventure Traveler's Video Captures the Essence of RAGBRAI

Adventure Traveler’s Video Captures the Essence of RAGBRAI

Sun, Aug 7, 2016

Check out this great ‪‎RAGBRAI‬ video from Ryan Van Duzer, who travels the world and creating content aimed at inspiring people to hit the road.

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Congratulations to the Dream Team on Another Great Year!

Congratulations to the Dream Team on Another Great Year!

The Dream Team uses the power of a bicycle to assist youth in developing a positive approach to life’s challenges.

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Congratulations to Grace from Shenandoah for Winning the 2016 RAGBRAI Kid’s Art Contest

Congratulations to Grace from Shenandoah for Winning the 2016 RAGBRAI Kid’s Art Contest

Thu, Aug 4, 2016

This year’s winner of the RAGBRAI Kid’s Art Contest is 9 year old Grace from Shenandoah. Grace’s artwork depicted the local theme in Shenandoah of “Peace, Love, Ride”

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Good and bad luck of another unforgettable RAGBRAI

Good and bad luck of another unforgettable RAGBRAI

Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Amid tragedy and serendipity, you can't make this stuff up.

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RAGBRAI paves road to adulthood for 6-year rider

RAGBRAI paves road to adulthood for 6-year rider

DeAndre Parson said he wouldn't be in the position he's reached without the Dream Team.

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Second cyclist dies while riding RAGBRAI; suffered heart attack

Second cyclist dies while riding RAGBRAI; suffered heart attack

A second cyclist has died along the RAGBRAI route this week. Clifton Kahler, 60, of Florida passed away Tuesday following a heart attack he suffered while riding along Highway 2, according to Iowa State Patrol. His obituary in the Bismarck Tribune said ...

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What to look for Saturday on RAGBRAI

What to look for Saturday on RAGBRAI

The final day of RAGBRAI 2016 promises to be the easiest of the week!

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Check out one of RAGBRAI's oldest buses

Check out one of RAGBRAI’s oldest buses

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Omaha-based Team Pump's bus is one of the most colorful, and oldest, team buses currently operating in RAGBRAI.

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Do you want a professional painting of your RAGBRAI bike? 

Do you want a professional painting of your RAGBRAI bike? 

You’ll have your memories of RAGBRAI XLIV, but perhaps you want something more tangible to commemorate your trek across Iowa. Artists Michael and Mary Ann Holmes may be able to help. The pair have been selling acrylic paintings of bicycles at the ...

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'Doing fine at 10 x 9': Meet Clarence Boesenberg, a 90-year-old rider

‘Doing fine at 10 x 9’: Meet Clarence Boesenberg, a 90-year-old rider

Clarence Boesenberg, of Cedar Rapids, was one of the only riders on his team who wanted to complete the additional gravel loop this week on RAGBRAI. “I guess they don’t make them like they used to,” the determined 90-year-old told them. They ...

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Love at first RAGBRAI: An engagement story

Love at first RAGBRAI: An engagement story

The text message read, “I held off telling you but she’s on a bike ride across Iowa for five days.” David Maxwell’s friend had been trying to set him up with a girl, but this friend was texting him to see ...

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What to look for Friday on RAGBRAI

What to look for Friday on RAGBRAI

Friday brings more unique Iowa sights on what promises to be a near-perfect Iowa day.

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