RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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Photo Galleries

  • Photos: Mason City to Waverly

    Thursday is College Jersey Day during the 66-mile ride from Mason City to Waverly.

  • 28 photos: Bret Michaels performs in Mason City

    Poison frontman Bret Michaels performed a free concert Wednesday night in Mason City during RAGBRAI.

  • Photos: Forest City to Mason City

    Wednesday is the shortest day of this year’s ride and by one measure the easiest day in RAGBRAI history.

  • Ultimate Mr. Pork Chop photo gallery

    Some of the best pictures taken at and around the Mr. Pork Chop bus over the years during RAGBRAI.

  • 108 photos: Emmetsburg to Forest City

    Thousands of riders headed out of Emmetsburg Tuesday morning for a ride to Forest City.

  • 35 photos: RAGBRAI portraits taken in Graettinger

    Register photojournalist Rodney White set up a photo booth for riders in Graettinger.

  • 112 photos: Okoboji to Emmetsburg

    Thousands of riders headed out of the Iowa Great Lakes region Tuesday morning for a short ride to Emmetsburg.

  • 105 photos: From Rock Valley to Okoboji

    RAGBRAI kicked off Sunday with riders pedaling toward the Iowa Great Lakes.

  • 23 photos: Lance Armstrong in Rock Valley for RAGBRAI

    Lance Armstrong delighted fans at the beer tent in Rock Valley before RAGBRAI XLII.

  • 64 photos: Saturday's RAGBRAI Expo in Rock Valley

    64 photos: Saturday's RAGBRAI Expo in Rock Valley

Video Galleries

  • Bill Wentworth of Marble Rock told riders he founded the town -- you know, back in the 1800s.

  • Elizabeth Reetz from Team Archaeology plays the vintage "Game of Iowa" at East Park in Mason City.

  • Ryan Francois, from Des Moines, explains his passion for longboarding and what drove him to skate across the state.

  • Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz explains that she helped build a bamboo-frame bicycle to ride in RAGBRAI to raise awareness about the effects of global climate change on rural bamboo-craft communities in the Philippines.

  • Today riders wear jerseys in spirit for their college on RAGBRAI.

  • Bill Bucklen's remote-controlled drone shot photos of RAGBRAI riders as they pedaled through Marble Rock.

  • Riders dig for fossils at Fossil Prairie Park at the entrance for Rockford.

  • Riders can take home their own Devonian fossil from the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve in Rockford.

  • Experience the morning RAGBRAI excitement in Nora Springs.

  • RAGBRAI riders show us their wheels.

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RAGBRAI's biggest liar tells riders he had founded Marble Rock

RAGBRAI’s biggest liar tells riders he had founded Marble Rock

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Bill Wentworth of Marble Rock told riders he founded the town -- you know, back in the 1800s.

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Drone spies on RAGBRAI at Marble Rock

Drone spies on RAGBRAI at Marble Rock

Bill Bucklen's remote-controlled drone shot photos of RAGBRAI riders as they pedaled through Marble Rock.

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Video: College spirit showdown on RAGBRAI

Video: College spirit showdown on RAGBRAI

Today riders wear jerseys in spirit for their college on RAGBRAI.

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Video: Show me your wheels: Bamboo Bike

Video: Show me your wheels: Bamboo Bike

Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz explains that she helped build a bamboo-frame bicycle to ride in RAGBRAI to raise awareness about the effects of global climate change on rural bamboo-craft communities in the Philippines.

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Video: Show me your wheels: Skateboarding across Iowa

Video: Show me your wheels: Skateboarding across Iowa

Ryan, from Des Moines, explains his passion for longboarding and what drove him to skate across the state.

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Video: The Game Of Iowa played on RAGBRAI

Video: The Game Of Iowa played on RAGBRAI

Elizabeth Reetz from Team Archaeology plays the vintage "Game of Iowa", a roll-and-move trivia game with questions about Iowa, at East Park in Mason City.

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Video: Joe Sixpack rates RAGBRAI craft beer

Video: Joe Sixpack rates RAGBRAI craft beer

Beer columnist Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell from Philly rides his first RAGBRAI.

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Video: Fossils bring scenic reprieve from corn fields

Video: Fossils bring scenic reprieve from corn fields

Riders dig for fossils at Fossil Prairie Park at the entrance for Rockford.

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Lost cash? Mason City police may have it

Lost cash? Mason City police may have it

Mason City police say a "fairly large amount" of money was turned into the department Thursday morning.

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Video: RAGBRAI fossil hunt in Rockford

Video: RAGBRAI fossil hunt in Rockford

Riders can take home their own Devonian fossil from the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve in Rockford.

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RAGBRAI rider found dead in tent

RAGBRAI rider found dead in tent

A 74-year-old RAGBRAI rider was found dead inside his tent in Mason City early Thursday, police said. Emergency responders found George “Frank” Brinkerhoff, of Sioux City, dead inside his tent at Parker’s Woods Campground shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday, Mason City ...

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Longtime RAGBRAI veteran in Rockford willing to lend a pair of flip flops

Longtime RAGBRAI veteran in Rockford willing to lend a pair of flip flops

A 31-year veteran of the ride takes rider into his home in search to repair a broken flip-flop sandal.

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Video: RAGBRAI rolls through Nora Springs

Video: RAGBRAI rolls through Nora Springs

Experience the morning RAGBRAI excitement in Nora Springs.

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Video: RAGBRAIers 'show us (their) wheels'

Video: RAGBRAIers ‘show us (their) wheels’

We've asked RAGBRAI riders to "show us your wheels" and we got exactly what we asked for.

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Munson: Wednesday was so easy ...

Munson: Wednesday was so easy …

I had an inkling that Wednesday was the easiest RAGBRAI day in history when I zoomed by the Mr. Pork Chop bus before 9 a.m. and rolled into Clear Lake before 10.

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