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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Wed, Apr 8, 2015

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RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

Mon, Apr 6, 2015

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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

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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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"Ask a Trooper" Discusses Bike Racks on Vehicles

“Ask a Trooper” Discusses Bike Racks on Vehicles

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

During a driving vacation out west, I noticed the popularity of bumper-attached bicycle and luggage racks. Are there any rules with these?

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RAGBRAI XLIII route: Unique attractions every few miles

RAGBRAI XLIII route: Unique attractions every few miles

Sat, Mar 7, 2015

The definitive guide to how riders will get fed and cooled off (oh, and maybe see some important stuff) during RAGBRAI XLIII.

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Sneak Preview of Eight RAGBRAI XLIII Rookie Towns

Sneak Preview of Eight RAGBRAI XLIII Rookie Towns

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

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

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Cheap Trick to Rock RAGBRAI Coralville Overnight

Cheap Trick to Rock RAGBRAI Coralville Overnight

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Coralville is the first Overnight Town to Announce Their RAGBRAI XLIII Theme!

Coralville is the first Overnight Town to Announce Their RAGBRAI XLIII Theme!

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Lights, Camera, Action! Get ready for a night of glitz, glamour and Lycra during our Hollywood-themed visit to Coralville!

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RAGBRAI XLIII Full Route and Details to be Released Sunday

RAGBRAI XLIII Full Route and Details to be Released Sunday

RAGBRAI XLIII's full route and more details to be published HERE on Sunday

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RAGBRAI Training: Get Out (or Stay In) and Ride!

RAGBRAI Training: Get Out (or Stay In) and Ride!

Wed, Feb 25, 2015

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Huey Lewis and The News to Kickoff RAGBRAI in Sioux City

Huey Lewis and The News to Kickoff RAGBRAI in Sioux City

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Huey Lewis and The News to Kickoff RAGBRAI in Sioux City. The Sioux City RAGBRAI Committee announced today that Huey Lewis and The News will be the featured entertainment on Saturday, July 18th in the Tyson Event Center parking ...

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Paper Application Deadline

Paper Application Deadline

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

The deadline for mailing paper applications is this Sunday, February 15.

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