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

  • 60 photos: 2015 Ragbrai Announcement Party

    62 photos from the Ragbrai Route Announcement Party at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

  • 50 photos: Zach Boyden-Holmes’ favorite RAGBRAI 2014 photos

    Register and Juice photographer Zach Boyden-Holmes rode along on this year's route. Check out his 50 favorite photos.

  • 100 photos: Best of RAGBRAI 2014

    Kick back, relax and enjoy our best 100 photos from last week's RAGBRAI.

  • 2014 Photos from you

    Upload your photos from the ride through the RAGBRAI app.

  • RAGBRAI 2014 photos: Independence to Guttenberg

    RAGBRAI 2014 photos: Independence to Guttenberg

  • Photos: Waverly to Independence

    Friday is Carter LeBeau day on RAGBRAI 2014.

  • 80 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.

Video Galleries

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz points out highlights of the pass-through towns along the route cyclists will follow July 19 to 25, 2015.

  • RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz previews the 8 towns that the ride has never touched.

  • Tune in to RAGBRAI.com this weekend to be the first to know the details of this year's route. RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz shares when the rookie pass through towns, full route map will be announced.

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz annouces the 2015 overnight towns. Ride will start in Sioux City and end in Davenport.

  • The Register's Kyle Munson and Michael Morain attempt to get an early look at the 2015 RAGBRAI route

  • We are excited to reveal our new logo for RAGBRAI XLIII and 2015! If you join us on our ride across the state next year, you’ll be sure to see welcoming Iowans, lots of farmland and… well you’ll just have to watch the video to find out.

  • Bicyclist Shawn Gosch of Onawa was hit and killed June 20, 2014, by a motorist on Iowa Highway 7 west of Manson. Under Iowa law, the driver of the vehicle was charged with a misdemeanor for unsafe passing and fined little more than $1,550.

  • Look back on the ride of 2014 in this video highlight reel.

  • A group of friends from Canada spent the week on RAGBRAI and recount their best moments.

  • As RAGBRAI XLII comes to an end, friends from California talk about the emotion behind dipping their tires into the Mississippi River at the end of the ride.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Set for May 31- June 6

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Set for May 31- June 6

Tue, May 26, 2015

For the eleventh consecutive year, the RAGBRAI staff and a select group of cyclists will ride the entire RAGBRAI route 50 days in advance of the event. The mission of the Route Inspection Ride is to spend an entire ...

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Thank You

Thank You

Mon, May 25, 2015

In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Country and our Freedom.  We thank you

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Happy Armed Forces Day

Happy Armed Forces Day

Sat, May 16, 2015

Happy Armed Forces Day to all of those who answered the call to serve. Each summer, all of the branches of our military have several large and small teams of Active Duty, Retired, Reservists and National Guard members who have ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4H's of RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: The 4H’s of RAGBRAI

Fri, May 15, 2015

This year's RAGBRAI goes through north-central Iowa, somewhat south of Clarion, Iowa. One of Clarion's claims to fame is that it is the birthplace of the 4-H symbol. So why am I mentioning this and what does it ...

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How RAGBRAI Began!  Unearthed Photos from Karras and Kaul's 1971 Ride that Spawned RAGBRAI

How RAGBRAI Began! Unearthed Photos from Karras and Kaul’s 1971 Ride that Spawned RAGBRAI

Sun, May 10, 2015

Vintage photos were discovered of Donald Kaul and John Karras bicycling the rural Iowa roads in 1971, two full years before our official two-wheeled genesis.

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RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

Sun, May 3, 2015

When reading about improving cycling fitness, you may see the terms used to describe how to train: Frequency, Intensity and Duration, or Time (sometimes referred to as FIT). These are the three components that make up the total ...

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2015 RAGBRAI Expo Gearing Up with Great Vendors!

2015 RAGBRAI Expo Gearing Up with Great Vendors!

Thu, Apr 30, 2015

RAGBRAI Expo is where RAGBRAI begins! Plan to attend the annual RAGBRAI Expo on Saturday, July 18 at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa from noon until 9 p.m. Demo ride bicycles from some of the leaders in ...

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Bike MS: Iowa, Saturday, June 27

Bike MS: Iowa, Saturday, June 27

Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Don’t just ride, Bike MS! Ride 25, 50 or 75 miles, and celebrate your finish with live music and free beer from Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny Iowa! Bike MS is unlike any other ride. They pick the best routes, provide topnotch support ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tips: TIP #1 The RIGHT Stuff

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tips: TIP #1 The RIGHT Stuff

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

If you have committed to riding RAGBRAI this year, it all starts with Tip #1, the RIGHT stuff. And when I say stuff, I mean bicycle. Every RAGBRAI veteran knows having a smooth running, well-serviced bicycle can mean ...

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Don’t fly with your bike, have it shipped to RAGBRAI!

Don’t fly with your bike, have it shipped to RAGBRAI!

Wed, Apr 8, 2015

If you are flying to the start of RAGBRAI, avoid the hassle and ship your bike.  Any one of these bike shipping companies are ready and able to ship your bike and gear to the start of RAGBRAI.  Contact them ...

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RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

Mon, Apr 6, 2015

Spring is here and it is time to get serious about your preparation for RAGBRAI. It is a mere 15 weeks away so it is time to start building your miles and fitness. During the past few years, ...

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Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX will be Rocking in Hiawatha!

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX will be Rocking in Hiawatha!

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and writer on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert showcases all the STYX Greatest Hits spanning the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. The set ...

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Don't Wait 'Til the Last Minute - Weeklong Registration Ends April 1!

Don’t Wait ‘Til the Last Minute – Weeklong Registration Ends April 1!

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Want to ride with us all week for RAGBRAI XLIII? The deadline for registration is April 1, just under a week away.

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Weeklong Rider Registration Deadline is April 1

Weeklong Rider Registration Deadline is April 1

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

The deadline to register online as a weeklong rider for this year’s RAGBRAI is midnight, April 1.

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View the 2015 Interactive Route Map

View the 2015 Interactive Route Map

Zoom in on the towns and byways for RAGBRAI 2015.

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