RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
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Photo Galleries

  • 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

  • RAGBRAI Day 6 photos: Hiawatha to Coralville

  • RAGBRAI Day 5 photos: Cedar Falls to Hiawatha

  • 7 photos: Rider portraits in Parkersburg

    The Register's Rodney White snapped portraits of riders on Wednesday.

  • 20 photos: Dogs of RAGBRAI

    See what trouble dogs have gotten into on RAGBRAI over the years.

  • Pictures: Team Fur Bandit's photo shoot gets wild

    Team Fur Bandit took portraits with The Des Moines Register in Eldora.

  • RAGBRAI Day 4 photos: Eldora to Cedar Falls

  • RAGBRAI Day 3 photos: Fort Dodge to Eldora

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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Dan Gable keeps low profile, surprises wrestling fans

Dan Gable keeps low profile, surprises wrestling fans

CORALVILLE — Olympic wrestling gold medalist and University of Iowa coaching icon Dan Gable held court in his front yard right where the RAGBRAI route scooped up a hill on Newport Road a few miles north of Coralville. But he wasn’t ...

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Pastoral scenes, red carpet welcome riders to Coralville

Pastoral scenes, red carpet welcome riders to Coralville

"The ride from Solon to here was probably the prettiest stretch I've ever seen," said Pat Whelan of Minneapolis.

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Camel turns out to be a hit with riders

Camel turns out to be a hit with riders

Jabara the camel has one hump, and that was enough to steal the RAGBRAI spotlight in Mount Vernon Friday. The full-grown camel, who the owners estimate to be 7 or 8 years old, spent ...

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Mary's Meals raises funds to feed Malawi kids

Mary’s Meals raises funds to feed Malawi kids

SOLON, Ia. — While RAGBRAI riders gorged themselves on apple pie across the street and humongous turkey legs around the corner, a group of locals raised money to feed kids in Malawi. But don’t worry: This isn’t a guilt-filled downer. There ...

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Rain starts a party in Mt. Vernon

Rain starts a party in Mt. Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Ia. — When it rains on RAGBRAI, it divides the riders into two distinct groups: those who hunker down and those who dance it out. Stacey Jackson of North Liberty fell into the second category, as did hundreds of her ...

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DM Register thumps NPR in RAGBRAI pie-eating contest

DM Register thumps NPR in RAGBRAI pie-eating contest

  Mt. Vernon, Ia. — Neither rain nor a flat tire could derail the epic, inaugural RAGBRAI pie-eating contest between National Public Radio’s “No Pie Refused” team and a trio of Register journalists. Michael Morain and I devised this goofy diversion as ...

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