RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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Photo Galleries

  • Photos: Forest City to Mason City

    Forest City to Mason City boasts the shortest route of RAGBRAI 2014.

  • 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.

  • 108 photos: Emmetsburg to Forest City

    Thousands of riders headed out of Emmetsburg Tuesday morning for a ride to Forest City.

  • 35 photos: RAGBRAI portraits taken in Graettinger

    Register photojournalist Rodney White set up a photo booth for riders in Graettinger.

  • 112 photos: Okoboji to Emmetsburg

    Thousands of riders headed out of the Iowa Great Lakes region Tuesday morning for a short ride to Emmetsburg.

  • 105 photos: From Rock Valley to Okoboji

    RAGBRAI kicked off Sunday with riders pedaling toward the Iowa Great Lakes.

  • 23 photos: Lance Armstrong in Rock Valley for RAGBRAI

    Lance Armstrong delighted fans at the beer tent in Rock Valley before RAGBRAI XLII.

  • 64 photos: Saturday's RAGBRAI Expo in Rock Valley

    64 photos: Saturday's RAGBRAI Expo in Rock Valley

  • 2014 Photos from you

    Upload your photos from the ride through the RAGBRAI app.

  • Ultimate Gallery: 177 photos of Lance Armstrong at RAGBRAI

    Photos of Lance Armstrong riding and appearing at RAGBRAI throughout the years.

Video Galleries

  • The NPR crew and son-of-Mr.-Pork-Chop Matt Bernhard speak to the Register's Michael Morain.

  • A high pressure system will bring cooler, drier air to central Iowa on Wednesday. RAGBRAI riders can look forward to a much more comfortable ride

  • Lance Armstrong met riders and the famed Mr. Pork Chop during a RAGBRAI stop in Bancroft on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

  • Bancroft is the home town of Paul Bernhard, the original Mr. Pork Chop.

  • The Andorfer family, led by father Gene, 80, uses RAGBRAI as a chance to spend a week together.

  • We asked RAGBRAI riders about their porkchop from the famous Mr. Pork Chop in Bancroft.

  • Titonka firefighters hostes a water battle fundraiser with fire hoses Tuesday afternoon.

  • A time-lapse video shows the flow of bicycles through Bancroft on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

  • Riders who took the Karras Loop for a 105-mile day got a special bonus: the toilet toss in Burt. We've slowed the video down for extra fun.

  • It's been very comfortable, except for being a bit warm when it's 100 degrees out.

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Video: Lance Armstrong hangs out with fans in Bancroft

Video: Lance Armstrong hangs out with fans in Bancroft

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Mr. Pork Chop was the star of the show, but Lance Armstrong also shook some hands in Bancroft on Tuesday. The Register's Mary Willie put together this video:

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What to look for Wednesday

What to look for Wednesday

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Here’s a quick look ahead toward Wednesday’s 38-mile ride from Emmetsburg to Forest City

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RVs roll alongside bikes in Forest City

RVs roll alongside bikes in Forest City

Bicycles make the main appearance during RAGBRAI, but in Forest City, motor homes and recreational vehicles are king.

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Munson: Celebrating a legend in Bancroft

Munson: Celebrating a legend in Bancroft

Tuesday was unofficial legends day on RAGBRAI XLII.

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Milford police: Drunken driver injured RAGBRAI pedestrians

Milford police: Drunken driver injured RAGBRAI pedestrians

A central Iowa woman was charged with drunken driving and failure to use headlamps late Sunday after authorities said she ran into two pedestrians who had been riding RAGBRAI, the Dickinson County News reported on its website.

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RAGBRAI, Lance Armstrong come to Mr. Pork Chop.

RAGBRAI, Lance Armstrong come to Mr. Pork Chop.

Riders gave their best impressions of the pork chop call (check your volume before playing this video),

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Time-lapse video: RAGBRAI through Bancroft

Time-lapse video: RAGBRAI through Bancroft

We set up a camera in Bancroft to create this time-lapse video of RAGBRAI passing through. Take a look:

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Braving the Karras Loop

Braving the Karras Loop

BANCROFT, Ia. — Some RAGBRAI riders decided to drudge through an extra 26 sweaty miles and conquer the Karras Loop, Tuesday. The loop, which went through Burt and Lone Rock, is an annual optional venture for cyclists who want an extra ...

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Video: Slow-motion toilet toss in Burt

Video: Slow-motion toilet toss in Burt

This is exactly what it says on the tin. The toilet toss in Burt on the Karras Loop, in slow motion.

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Video: Meet the NPR crew and Matt Bernhard

Video: Meet the NPR crew and Matt Bernhard

The Register's Michael Morain interviewed Matt Bernhard, son of Mr. Pork Chop Paul Bernhard, and Don Gonyea, Scott Horsley and Arnie Seipel of National Public Radio at the meeting town, Bancroft.

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Peppermint spray refreshes cyclists

Peppermint spray refreshes cyclists

"We're doing a peppermint aromatherapy spritz to kind of cool people off," said licensed massage therapist Christina Gibbs, owner of Spa-Dee-Dah.

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Tooth fairy flits through RAGBRAI

Tooth fairy flits through RAGBRAI

Wring out the floss and brighten those smiles, because the tooth fairy has come to RAGBRAI.

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Serendipitous meeting with Team Nasty (but nice)

Serendipitous meeting with Team Nasty (but nice)

Just how nasty is Team Nasty? Not very, according to its members.

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Video: Lance Armstrong serving drinks back in Rock Valley

Video: Lance Armstrong serving drinks back in Rock Valley

Did you miss Lance Armstrong's bartending appearance late Saturday? Here's video of him with fans.

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Rider who died of heart attack was one of Iowa's 'secret famous people'

Rider who died of heart attack was one of Iowa’s ‘secret famous people’

Tom Teesdale of West Branch, well known for his work building custom bicycle frames, is the man who died Monday while riding RAGBRAI.

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