RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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Photo Galleries

  • 19 photos: Riders flock to Missouri River dip site

    Glenwood is a few miles from the river, and some cyclists took advantage of a chance to get in the real Missouri on Saturday.

  • Saturday's RAGBRAI Expo in Glenwood

    Bicyclist took it relatively easy Saturday, exploring the RAGBRAI Expo on Saturday in Glenwood ahead of a 40-plus-mile day Sunday with 2,614 feet of climb.

  • 42 photos: Saturday RAGBRAI Route Preview

    Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Washington and Muscatine in July.

  • 45 photos: Friday RAGBRAI Route Preview

    Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Ottumwa and Washington in July.

  • 54 photos: Thursday RAGBRAI Route Preview

    RAGBRAI XLIV Route Inspection, Day 5: Centerville to Ottumwa. Check out a few dozen of our favorite photos from our ride!

  • 43 photos: Wednesday RAGBRAI route preview

    RAGBRAI XLIV Sneak Preview: Photos from Route Inspection Ride Day 4, Leon to Centerville.

  • 20 photos: Tuesday RAGBRAI route preview

    Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Creston and Leon in July.

  • 27 photos: Monday RAGBRAI route preview

    Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Shenandoah to Creston in July.

  • 17 photos: Sunday RAGBRAI route preview

    The sights along the first part of the route, including the optional gravel loop.

  • 29 photos: 2016 RAGBRAI route announcement party

    Check out photos from the 2016 RAGBRAI route announcement party in Des Moines on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

Video Galleries

  • Deb Anderson talks about meeting her brother, Christian Parkes, at RAGBRAI. The two spent time together outside Vine Street Cellars in Glenwood on Saturday.

  • Keith Davis traveled from Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

  • Riders dip their back tires in tanks of Missouri River water before the start of RAGBRAI.

  • The ridge of high pressure that kept our temperatures HOT this week is starting to break down, which will allow the weather to return to normal. Monday and Tuesday look to stay dry with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

  • Zoom around the expo to see what's happening in Glenwood.

  • RAGBRAI FRIDAY: Stop by West Chester Community Center, a former school which in its first year graduated two students in 1921. It is now known for its current \u0022residents\u0022 as locals call the ghostly sightings confirmed by two paranormal gro

  • The Todd House Museum in Tabor, was formerly a stop on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War era.

  • Lyle Dumont talks about his impressive model train display at the Dumont Museum in Sigourney. He began building it in 2008. You can see it Friday on RAGBRAI.

  • Whistle Nut and his bull, Ole, will be in Humeston offering RAGBRAI riders on Wednesday a chance to ride a professional rodeo bull.

  • As RAGBRAI rolls into Villisca on Day 2, riders may want to take advantage of $5 tours of the Villisca Ax Murder House. So what really happened? A tour guide explains one of Iowa's most gruesome, unsolved crimes.

19 photos: Riders flock to Missouri River dip site

19 photos: Riders flock to Missouri River dip site

Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Glenwood is a few miles from the river, and some cyclists took advantage of a chance to get in the real Missouri on Saturday.

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Tim Kaine's RAGBRAI resume

Tim Kaine’s RAGBRAI resume

It's true, the newly minted VP candidate rode in 1996.

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What to look for Sunday on RAGBRAI

What to look for Sunday on RAGBRAI

It's about 50 miles out of the chute (plus a gravel loop?)

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Man crosses paths with RAGBRAI on cross-continental trip

Man crosses paths with RAGBRAI on cross-continental trip

Keith Davis traveled from Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

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Siblings meet for first time at RAGBRAI

Siblings meet for first time at RAGBRAI

To the average bystander, Deborah Anderson, 47, and Christian Parkes, 48, look like any brother and sister riding RAGBRAI together. Outside Vine Street Cellars in Glenwood, they joked and laughed with each other. Parkes showed off a tattoo on his arm, ...

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Cyclists head west to dip in Missouri

Cyclists head west to dip in Missouri

Hundreds of riders donated to the Glenwood baseball and softball club for a chance to get wet in the Missouri River, which is a few miles away from this year's starting town.

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Video: Man rides bike across North and South America

Video: Man rides bike across North and South America

Keith Davis traveled from Glasgow, Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

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Video: RAGBRAI Tire Dip in Glenwood

Video: RAGBRAI Tire Dip in Glenwood

Riders dip their back tires in tanks of Missouri River water before the start of RAGBRAI.

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Video: Hyperlapse tour of the RAGBRAI Expo

Video: Hyperlapse tour of the RAGBRAI Expo

Zoom around the expo to see what's happening in Glenwood.

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Honoring the Veterans of RAGBRAI on Monday

Honoring the Veterans of RAGBRAI on Monday

Fri, Jul 22, 2016

This year RAGBRAI wanted to pay tribute to all the armed service members on our ride - so in Creston on Monday night, we will host a short service in honor of Veterans who ride RAGBRAI.

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"Mile of Silence" and Iowa Bicycle Coalition Petition Brings Awareness to Fatal Bike Crashes

“Mile of Silence” and Iowa Bicycle Coalition Petition Brings Awareness to Fatal Bike Crashes

There have now been eight people that died in bicycle deaths on Iowa's roads and trails. Eight is double the number from 2015 and the highest total since 2010. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition has launched a campaign to "End ...

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RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #10: The RIGHT Condition

RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #10: The RIGHT Condition

This is my final article on RIDE RIGHT before the big ride. Ironically, the big tip is “Get yourself in good physical shape.” We start riding on Sunday, so if you aren’t in shape by now carefully think ...

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Free Health & Wellness Screenings in Leon on RAGBRAI in Memory of Chris Charron

Free Health & Wellness Screenings in Leon on RAGBRAI in Memory of Chris Charron

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

In memory of Chris Charoon, Decatur County Hospital, an affiliate of the Mercy Health Network, has partnered with the Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines and Hy-Vee to offer health and wellness screening on the downtown square of Leon during RAGBRAI.

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Donations Accepted at the RAGBRAI Expo and Karras Loop for Karras/Kaul Statue

Donations Accepted at the RAGBRAI Expo and Karras Loop for Karras/Kaul Statue

RAGBRAIers have the opportunity to immortalize the individuals that created this event that is known as RAGBRAI!

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