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

  • 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.

  • Just Go Bike is a weekly podcast that uses bikes to talk about the cool people who ride them. Tell your friends!

JustGoBike Podcast Episode 4: Bike Laws, Bike Events and Bike Towns, Oh My!

JustGoBike Podcast Episode 4: Bike Laws, Bike Events and Bike Towns, Oh My!

Wed, Feb 8, 2017

In this episode we talk with reporter Mackenzie Elmer of The Des Moines Register about cycling laws in Iowa and some of the bike accident and fatality cases she has covered, including what she sees as the biggest problem between ...

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RAGBRAI Guess the Route Contest Winners Announced!

RAGBRAI Guess the Route Contest Winners Announced!

Fri, Feb 3, 2017

Follow the link to find out the three winners of our 2017 Guess the Route Contest!

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Iowa C.O.P.S. Team Awarded RAGBRAI Rider Cup

Iowa C.O.P.S. Team Awarded RAGBRAI Rider Cup

Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The Iowa Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) bike team was awarded the prestigious RAGBRAI Rider Cup this weekend at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party.

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Photos from the 2017 Route Announcement Party

Photos from the 2017 Route Announcement Party

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

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

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RAGBRAI XLV: Take it easy, go north

RAGBRAI XLV: Take it easy, go north

Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The overnight towns for the 45th RAGBRAI have finally been revealed!

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Introducing the JustGoBike Podcast!

Introducing the JustGoBike Podcast!

Wed, Jan 18, 2017

A weekly podcast on the culture of biking, cycling just for the fun of it, and tales from the #RAGBRAI Nation!

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RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party Tickets Still Available!

RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party Tickets Still Available!

Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Where will RAGBRAI go in 2017? North? South? Central? Join us for the Route Announcement Party on Jan. 21 and find out!

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Gear up for RAGBRAI with Live Healthy Iowa’s 10 Week Wellness Challenge

Gear up for RAGBRAI with Live Healthy Iowa’s 10 Week Wellness Challenge

Mon, Dec 12, 2016

A New Year is just around the corner! Plan for a healthy start in 2017 by taking part in the annual 10 Week Wellness Challenge! It’s a great way to start your year and your preparations for RAGBRAI!

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Only 50 Days 'til the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party!

Only 50 Days ’til the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party!

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Join us as we reveal Iowa's biggest secret on January 21, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines.

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Guess the Route Contest is Now Open for RAGBRAI XLV!

Guess the Route Contest is Now Open for RAGBRAI XLV!

Do you think you can pick the eight overnight towns for RAGBRAI XLV? Enter the contest and see how close you come.

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Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday Sale!

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Click to find out our Black Friday coupon code for free shipping at www.RAGBRAI.com/shop

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The RAGBRAI Crew is thankful for... you!

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Great Holiday Deals at Primal Wear!

Great Holiday Deals at Primal Wear!

Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Get phenomenal deals on cycling gear now through November 30 at primalwear.com!

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'Mr. Pork Chop' leaves behind meaty RAGBRAI legacy

‘Mr. Pork Chop’ leaves behind meaty RAGBRAI legacy

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

If there's any justice in this life or the next, Wednesday's lunch special in heaven was a thick, juicy slab of Iowa pork chop served on a paper towel.

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We Will Miss You Mr. Pork Chop!

We Will Miss You Mr. Pork Chop!

Wed, Nov 16, 2016

RAGBRAI lost a true legend today with the passing of Mr. Pork Chop, Paul Bernhard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bernard family.

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