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

  • The full 2017 RAGBRAI route is out. Watch this video for a detailed look.

  • 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.

A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The deadline for online week-long registration is Saturday, April 1. You must have your entry submitted and payment made by April 1, don’t wait until after the lottery to submit your payment. If you are unsure of the status of your registration, ...

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RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Coming, Let's Get Ready!

RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Coming, Let’s Get Ready!

Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Once again, Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips for you to use and follow as you prepare for your successful trip across Iowa this year. Many people may be afraid of what lies ahead.

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RAGBRAI Route: Saturday, July 29 - Waukon to Lansing

RAGBRAI Route: Saturday, July 29 – Waukon to Lansing

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Here is the final daily RAGBRAI route for Saturday from Waukon to Lansing. The entire route will be new RAGBRAI territory as will journey travels 44.8 miles with some nice climbs totaling 3,200 feet throughout Allamakee County.

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RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 28 - Cresco to Waukon

RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 28 – Cresco to Waukon

Here is the complete RAGBRAI route for Friday from Cresco to Waukon. The route travels 60.1 miles as we climb 2,483 feet.

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RAGBRAI Route: Thursday, July 27 – Charles City to Cresco

RAGBRAI Route: Thursday, July 27 – Charles City to Cresco

Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Thursday’s RAGBRAI route from Charles City to Cresco travels just 54.6 miles but we will start to experience some hills as we climb 2,257 feet.

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RAGBRAI Route: Wednesday, July 26 - Clear Lake to Charles City

RAGBRAI Route: Wednesday, July 26 – Clear Lake to Charles City

Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Wednesday’s RAGBRAI route from Clear Lake to Charles City encompasses 57.5 miles and climbs 1290 feet.

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RAGBRAI Route: Tuesday, July 25 – Algona to Clear Lake

RAGBRAI Route: Tuesday, July 25 – Algona to Clear Lake

Tue, Mar 7, 2017

Here is Tuesday’s complete RAGBRAI route from Algona to Clear Lake. The day’s ride will cover 51.4 miles and just 934 feet of climb.

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RAGBRAI Route: Monday, July 24 – Spencer to Algona

RAGBRAI Route: Monday, July 24 – Spencer to Algona

Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Here is the complete route from Spencer to Algona. The route travels 71.7 miles and a relatively flat 1,631 feet of climb.

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RAGBRAI Route: Sunday, July 23 – Orange City to Spencer

RAGBRAI Route: Sunday, July 23 – Orange City to Spencer

Sun, Mar 5, 2017

Here is the complete route from Orange City to Spencer. The route encompasses 62.6 miles and 1,283 feet of climb.

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Complete RAGBRAI Route Will Start to be Released this Sunday

Complete RAGBRAI Route Will Start to be Released this Sunday

Fri, Mar 3, 2017

The full RAGBRAI route with roads and towns will start to be released this Sunday! We will release the Sunday July 23rd route this Sunday, Monday's on Monday and continue through Saturday.

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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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