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

  • 20 RAGBRAI photos: Blue skies and countrysides

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Creative costumes of the ride

  • 10 RAGBRAI photos: Not your average bikes

  • 12 RAGBRAI photos: Dance it out

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Catching the sunrise

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: The food

  • 12 RAGBRAI photos: Getting wet and wild on the route

  • 69 Photos: The best of RAGBRAI

  • RAGBRAI Day 7 photos: Coralville to Davenport

    RAGBRAI Day 7 photos: Coralville to Davenport

  • 17 photos: Aerial view of cyclists arriving in Johnson County

Video Galleries

  • "This is my gift to you guys," said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, IA.

  • First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels.

  • All Ability Cycles gives bicycle rides to residents of the Hiawatha Care Center on Friday, July 24, 2015. The group gives rides to senior residents along the RAGBRAI route.

  • Jabara the camel stole the show in Mount Vernon for RAGBRAI.

  • DM Register scribes scarf more rhubarb cream pie than NPR!

  • Tony Ron, of Fort Dodge, sells jewelry made of recycled bicycle spokes to pay for a flight and visa to Ecuador.

  • Patty Ankrum explains a project in Mount Vernon to take advantages of the thousands of RAGBRAI cyclists passing through.

  • Hundreds of riders flock to Team Google's complimentary charging tent set up in the RAGBRAI meetup town.

  • Taking advantage of a creek that runs through Shellsberg, the Air Force RAGBRAI team held their own mini-triathlon to stay cool in the water.

  • Massage therapist restoring riders' muscles

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My RAGBRAI Story: An Inspirational Tale from a First Time RAGBRAIer

My RAGBRAI Story: An Inspirational Tale from a First Time RAGBRAIer

Sun, Aug 23, 2015

RAGBRAI XLIII was the culmination of a process that brought me from the edge of personal disaster to the brink of a new life. Just nineteen months ago I weighed 420 pounds, did no physical activity, and was just ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

Fri, Aug 7, 2015

RAGBRAI is over for another year. Congratulations on riding more than 400 miles in one week (or however many miles you rode). Not many people ever ride their bikes that far in one week. I hope you ...

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Congratulations to Ben Behrends for Winning the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest

Congratulations to Ben Behrends for Winning the RAGBRAI Kid’s Art Contest

We would like to congratulate all the young artists throughout Iowa who drew, painted or scultured RAGBRAI masterpieces leading up to RAGBRAI. We hope you saw some of the artwork in the overnight town communities that were on display.

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RAGBRAI® XLIII Lost and Found

RAGBRAI® XLIII Lost and Found

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Do you recognize anything in this photo?  Several lost items were turned into us throughout the week including cell phones, keys, bike computers, eyewear and more.  All owners of wallets, credit cards and drivers licenses that belong to registered riders ...

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Another (adjective) RAGBRAI comes to a close

Another (adjective) RAGBRAI comes to a close

Sat, Jul 25, 2015

Davenport — This is the 43rd article about tire-dipping at the end of the Register’s 43rd Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. So unless you’re new to Iowa or RAGBRAI, you could probably write this one yourself. First-time rider Tamara Keith, riding ...

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Video: Bud's gift to RAGBRAI

Video: Bud’s gift to RAGBRAI

“This is my gift to you guys,” said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, Iowa. Not a rider himself, Henson said: “A pool is only as good as you share ...

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Video: First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels

Video: First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels

First time RAGBRAI rider Gina Fish talks about her experiences in Iowa on two wheels.  

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