RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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Photo Galleries

  • 20 RAGBRAI photos: Blue skies and countrysides

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Creative costumes of the ride

  • 10 RAGBRAI photos: Not your average bikes

  • 12 RAGBRAI photos: Dance it out

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Catching the sunrise

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: The food

  • 12 RAGBRAI photos: Getting wet and wild on the route

  • 69 Photos: The best of RAGBRAI

  • RAGBRAI Day 7 photos: Coralville to Davenport

    RAGBRAI Day 7 photos: Coralville to Davenport

  • 17 photos: Aerial view of cyclists arriving in Johnson County

Video Galleries

  • "This is my gift to you guys," said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, IA.

  • First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels.

  • All Ability Cycles gives bicycle rides to residents of the Hiawatha Care Center on Friday, July 24, 2015. The group gives rides to senior residents along the RAGBRAI route.

  • Jabara the camel stole the show in Mount Vernon for RAGBRAI.

  • DM Register scribes scarf more rhubarb cream pie than NPR!

  • Tony Ron, of Fort Dodge, sells jewelry made of recycled bicycle spokes to pay for a flight and visa to Ecuador.

  • Patty Ankrum explains a project in Mount Vernon to take advantages of the thousands of RAGBRAI cyclists passing through.

  • Hundreds of riders flock to Team Google's complimentary charging tent set up in the RAGBRAI meetup town.

  • Taking advantage of a creek that runs through Shellsberg, the Air Force RAGBRAI team held their own mini-triathlon to stay cool in the water.

  • Massage therapist restoring riders' muscles

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Another (adjective) RAGBRAI comes to a close

Another (adjective) RAGBRAI comes to a close

Sat, Jul 25, 2015

Davenport — This is the 43rd article about tire-dipping at the end of the Register’s 43rd Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. So unless you’re new to Iowa or RAGBRAI, you could probably write this one yourself. First-time rider Tamara Keith, riding ...

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Video: Bud's gift to RAGBRAI

Video: Bud’s gift to RAGBRAI

“This is my gift to you guys,” said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, Iowa. Not a rider himself, Henson said: “A pool is only as good as you share ...

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Video: First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels

Video: First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels

First time RAGBRAI rider Gina Fish talks about her experiences in Iowa on two wheels.  

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Munson: Summing up the trends, tastes and good people of RAGBRAI 2015

Munson: Summing up the trends, tastes and good people of RAGBRAI 2015

  Davenport, Ia. — If I rode RAGBRAI for no other reason than to pedal myself ravenous and then enjoy a roadside breakfast of Amish gooseberry pie a la Mode, I contend that my sweaty, sunburned week could be justified. Saturday morning ...

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Munson: He will end RAGBRAI with canoe dip and float away

Munson: He will end RAGBRAI with canoe dip and float away

  Struggling uphill on RAGBRAI feels like enough of a chore near the end of the ride. But Forrest Ward of Marion has given his fellow bicyclists far less room to complain by towing an 18 1/2-foot, 150-pound canoe on the final ...

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What to look for Saturday on RAGBRAI

What to look for Saturday on RAGBRAI

Fri, Jul 24, 2015

A forecast and a few things to expect on the final day of RAGBRAI XLIII

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Viking-helmeted Ankeny man rides RAGBRAI

Viking-helmeted Ankeny man rides RAGBRAI

Eric White, 49, of Ankeny cycled almost 400 miles this week while wearing a Viking helmet glued on top of his bike helmet. White, riding in his ninth RAGBRAI, had a simple reason why he sported the horns. “I’m just a ...

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