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

  • 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.

  • 8 photos: RAGBRAI founders Karras and Kaul on bikes

    See RAGBRAI cofounders Don Kaul and John Karras in the early years of RAGBRAI.

  • 20 RAGBRAI photos: Blue skies and countrysides

    20 RAGBRAI Photos: Blue Skies and Countrysides

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Creative costumes of the ride

    See some of the most outlandish outfits of RAGBRAI 2015.

  • 10 RAGBRAI photos: Not your average bikes

    We found (at least some of) the weirdest bikes traveling the RAGBRAI route.

  • 12 RAGBRAI photos: Dance it out

    RAGBRAI is a party on and off the bicycle. We collected 2015's best dancing photos.

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Catching the sunrise

    A classic RAGBRAI photo is the cyclist silhouetted against an Iowa sunrise.

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: The food

    Don't look at this photo gallery hungry.

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

    Outdoors in Iowa in July? Water recreation is a necessity. Here's how it played out on RAGBRAI in 2015.

  • 69 Photos: The best of RAGBRAI

    The best of the best: Click through our favorite moments from RAGBRAI 2015.

Video Galleries

  • Register reporters talk with RAGBRAI founder John Karras about the announcement that RAGBRAI and the Des Moines Register were working to create a statue of Karras and fellow founder Don Kaul.

  • RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz talks about the southern Iowa 2016 route. "We haven't been to some of these towns in a long time!" he says.

  • Miss the live RAGBRAI 2016 overnight town announcement show? Join Kyle Munson, Michael Morain as they chat with RAGBRAI riders and towns vying for a spot on this year's route. And learn the overnight towns, of course!

  • Watch as RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz unveils the 2016 RAGBRAI overnight towns. The route is heading to the southern cities of Glenwood, Shenandoah, Creston, Leon, Centerville, Ottumwa, Washington and Muscatine.

  • Get the details on this year's RAGBRAI overnight towns in southern Iowa.

  • Join the "Tr3s" amigos for the 2016 BACooN ride June 18 on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. There will be a plethora of bacon.

  • What will the route go for RAGBRAI 2016? Register reporter Kyle Munson and Michael Morain try again to get the early scoop.

  • This year's logo theme is "It's time to take a break."

  • We made a new camel friend, played human foos-ball and did the required slip and sliding. Relive the 2015 RAGBRAI ride with some of our favorite moments. And get ready for the 2016 route announcement party in January.

  • "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.

David Ertl Returns as RAGBRAI Training Coach!

David Ertl Returns as RAGBRAI Training Coach!

Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Here it is 2016 and the RAGBRAI XLIV route has been announced. Once again, I’ll be back as your RAGBRAI online coach to help answer your questions and help you prepare to tackle this ride.

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RAGBRAI 2016: Route heads to scenic southern Iowa

RAGBRAI 2016: Route heads to scenic southern Iowa

Sat, Jan 23, 2016

Don’t let perceptions fool you. The XLIV RAGBRAI course will lead cyclists across the state’s scenic southern terrain, but it’s not as daunting as participants might expect. “Any time we announce a southern route, people ...

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Honor RAGBRAI creators with a statue

Honor RAGBRAI creators with a statue

The amorphous summertime spree known as RAGBRAI is beautiful and revolutionary precisely because it’s in perpetual motion. Before “Star Wars.” Before anybody cared about the Iowa caucuses. Before Apple was founded, let alone Facebook ...

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Bacon Biking Fever Returns!

Bacon Biking Fever Returns!

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Ride for El Cured! The third annual BACooN Ride - the world's best bacon biking event - will be Saturday, June 18.

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Download the New RAGBRAI Android App

Download the New RAGBRAI Android App

Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Check out our all-new Android app! RAGBRAI planning just got easier.

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How to Watch the Route Announcement Live

How to Watch the Route Announcement Live

Wed, Jan 20, 2016

We can't wait to find out where we'll be spending our summer! Here's how to watch the 2016 RAGBRAI Route Announcement live this Saturday, January 23.

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Guess the Route Contest Results

Guess the Route Contest Results

Tue, Jan 19, 2016

The RAGBRAI XLIV Guess the Route Contest preliminary results are in! See where your fellow riders think we will go this year.

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Guess the Route Contest for RAGBRAI XLIV is Now Open!

Guess the Route Contest for RAGBRAI XLIV is Now Open!

Thu, Jan 7, 2016

Do you have what it takes? Can you guess the eight overnight towns for RAGBRAI XLIV? Enter the contest and see how close you come!

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Make Plans to Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party

Make Plans to Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party

Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Do you want to know the 2016 RAGBRAI Route? Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party. This year the big event moves to CAPITAL SQUARE (400 Locust Street) for two levels of fun. We are featuring the entertainment of a full-band, ...

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RAGBRAI Registration for 2016 Is Open!

RAGBRAI Registration for 2016 Is Open!

Sun, Nov 15, 2015

Been thinking about great Iowa hospitality and all that RAGBRAI has to offer? Relax! Registration is now open for RAGBRAI XLIV!! If you’ve registered before, take note: the username and password you used in the past is no longer valid. The ...

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Coming Soon - New Online RAGBRAI Registration System

Coming Soon – New Online RAGBRAI Registration System

Mon, Nov 9, 2015

To meet higher security demands brought about because of internet fraud, we found it necessary to upgrade our online registration system. We took this opportunity to incorporate some changes that our riders have been asking for like group members having ...

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RAGBRAI XLIV Logo - Revealed!

RAGBRAI XLIV Logo – Revealed!

Thu, Oct 29, 2015

We've had hogs, corn, and tractors. We've ridden mile upon mile and ventured all across the state of Iowa. And now it's finally time to relax, and enjoy all of the fun RAGBRAI has to offer - off the bike.

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RAGBRAI XLIII Survey Results

RAGBRAI XLIII Survey Results

Fri, Sep 4, 2015

A big Thank You to all the riders, support personnel, and volunteers who made RAGBRAI XLIII such a huge success.  We had 4735 respond to our online surveys providing a great review of the ride.  Thank you for taking the ...

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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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