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

  • Photos from the 2017 Route Announcement Party

    A crowd took in treats and tunes before hearing which eight towns will be hosts this summer.

  • 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.

Video Galleries

  • The full 2017 RAGBRAI route is out. Watch this video for a detailed look.

  • Take a closer look at where the 2017 RAGBRAI route will go.

  • T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI director, talks about the 2017 route after the announcement on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

  • Watch a replay of the full RAGBRAI route announcement live show.

  • A RAGBRAI icon Paul Bernhard aka \u0022Mr. Pork Chop\u0022 passed away November, 2016 and RAGBRAI Nation shared photos with Mr. Pork Chop on the ride through the years.

  • The Bacoon Ride returns for its fourth year on the Raccoon River Trail on Saturday, June 17.

  • From the creators of the Bacoon Ride comes the new ride for women, Pigtails at the Prairie Trail on Saturday, May 20.

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz announces the overnight towns for RAGBRAI 2017.

  • The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will go north in 2017, starting in Orange City, ending in Lansing, and overnighting in six more Iowa towns along the way. It's rated the third-easiest RAGBRAI ever.

  • Attendees at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party joined in a mass \u0022pork chop\u0022 call in honor of ride legend Mr. Pork Chop, Paul Bernhard, who died last year.

Are You Interested in Becoming a RAGBRAI RIDE RIGHT Ambassador?

Are You Interested in Becoming a RAGBRAI RIDE RIGHT Ambassador?

Fri, May 26, 2017

We appreciate any help that we receive from RAGBRAI clubs and individuals to help make RAGBRAI as safe as possible. We are asking for volunteers to serve as RAGBRAI RIDE RIGHT Ambassadors.

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Online Registration Closes June 01

Online Registration Closes June 01

Thu, May 25, 2017

  Don’t wait until the last minute!  The online registration system will not be available after June 1.  To confirm your registration status, go to My RAGBRAI/My Profile/Registration Status.  Your registration is not complete until payment has been made and your ...

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Top Ten Training Tips #6: Is Your Bike in Shape?

Top Ten Training Tips #6: Is Your Bike in Shape?

Wed, May 24, 2017

So far these training tips have focused on getting your engine (you) in shape for RAGBRAI. But you don’t do it alone.

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Heart Healthiness is Businessolver's RAGBRAI Goal

Heart Healthiness is Businessolver’s RAGBRAI Goal

Fri, May 19, 2017

We love fitness at Businessolver. Trying to send a constant and consistent message of heart healthiness is our goal. We love RAGBRAI at Businessolver. Trying to send a little bit of our heart healthiness goal to the ...

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Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #5:  Drink Before You Are Dry, or Sweat Happens

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #5: Drink Before You Are Dry, or Sweat Happens

Wed, May 17, 2017

Hydration is an important consideration when riding a bicycle across Iowa in what is often one of the hottest weeks of the year!

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Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #4: Fueling for Cycling

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #4: Fueling for Cycling

Wed, May 10, 2017

As you are preparing for RAGBRAI and during the ride itself, fueling your body properly is an important aspect of successful performance. Food means a lot of things to us.

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Making Lifetime Memories with Dad: A Teen's Essay on her RAGBRAI Adventures

Making Lifetime Memories with Dad: A Teen’s Essay on her RAGBRAI Adventures

Sun, May 7, 2017

A mom sent us this excellent essay from her teenage daughter's adventures on RAGBRAI with her dad. Thanks for sharing with us and I'm glad that Hallie and her dad had a wonderful experience on RAGBRAI!

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RAGBRAI XLV Lottery Is Here!

RAGBRAI XLV Lottery Is Here!

Sun, Apr 30, 2017

You can’t win if you don’t enter.  That’s how the saying goes anyway.  If you submitted your registration by the deadline, including your waiver and payment, then you are included in the lottery.  Remember, if you are part of a ...

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Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI - #3: Training Endurance is Important, but...

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI – #3: Training Endurance is Important, but…

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

My Training Tip #2 indicated that building endurance is the most important thing about preparing for a successful RAGBRAI, but I’m here to tell you that a close second to training your endurance is preparing your own seat for the ...

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AAA Offers New Membership Benefit: Bicycle Roadside Service

AAA Offers New Membership Benefit: Bicycle Roadside Service

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

AAA-The Auto Club Group is pleased to announce that free bicycle service is now included with all membership levels. This innovative service will provide an additional level of safety for motorists and bicyclists.

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Top Ten Tips for RAGBRAI:  #2 Long Live Long Rides

Top Ten Tips for RAGBRAI: #2 Long Live Long Rides

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The second installment of my top 10 tips for RAGBRAI training is the most simple and basic. Ride your bike. Then repeat (almost daily).

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Top Ten Training Tips for RAGBRAI:  #1 Riding Safely

Top Ten Training Tips for RAGBRAI: #1 Riding Safely

Mon, Apr 3, 2017

This year I am going to focus my training blogs on 10 important topics for preparing well for RAGBRAI. These are based on questions and comments I have received over the years.

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Final Days to Register for RAGBRAI Week-long Riders

Final Days to Register for RAGBRAI Week-long Riders

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The deadline for online week-long registration is Saturday, April 1. You must have your entry submitted and payment made by April 1, don’t wait until after the lottery to submit your payment.

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A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The deadline for online week-long registration is Saturday, April 1. You must have your entry submitted and payment made by April 1, don’t wait until after the lottery to submit your payment. If you are unsure of the status of your registration, ...

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RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Coming, Let's Get Ready!

RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Coming, Let’s Get Ready!

Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Once again, Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips for you to use and follow as you prepare for your successful trip across Iowa this year. Many people may be afraid of what lies ahead.

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