Wed, Jun 24, 2009 | by TJ JuskiewiczShare
Some of us like to know where we are going when we ride. For those of you that do, I’ve pulled together a couple of resources you can use to visualize your ride on RAGBRAI this year. There are a couple of sites which show maps and course information about this year’s RAGBRAI. I’m attaching links below so you can see each day’s course and elevation, from GeoBike www.Geobike.com , Map My Ride www.mapmyride.com and the Des Moines Register http://ragbrai.com/data/2009/ragbrai-main-map-2009.php.
The Geobike site provides a nice summary of RAGBRAI on their homepage and profiles data about wind direction, weather and elevation and a lot of other statistics about RAGBRAI courses, past and present. The MapMyRide information was recently provided by a fellow Twitterer, @geekcoach. You can see street maps, topographical maps and satellite maps of the course. You can even download it to your Garmin. So as RAGBRAI gets closer and you get more excited, take a look and see in detail what the ride looks like and where it goes.
Day 1: Council Bluffs to Red Oak:
Day 2: Red Oak to Greenfield:
Day 3: Greenfield to Indianola:
Day 4: Indianola to Chariton:
Day 5: Chariton to Ottumwa:
Day 6: Ottumwa to Mount Pleasant:
Day 7: Mount Pleasant to Burlington:
Happy visualizing, the real thing will be here before you know it.
Coach David Ertl
David Ertl is a USA Cycling Level 1 (Elite) Coach. He coaches individual cyclists, the Des Moines Cycle Club Race Team and the JDRF Greater Iowa Chapter for the Ride to Cure Diabetes. He is also an NSCA certified Personal Trainer. He can be contacted at Coach@CyclesportCoaching.com .
It's the final day of RAGBRAI XLII. Here’s a quick look ahead toward Saturday’s 69-mile ride from Independence to Guttenberg and the Mississippi River
Chris Soules is scheduled to appear from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Strawberry Point fire and rescue fundraiser, representatives said.
Someday, Tyler and Miki Granberg can tell their future kiddo that RAGBRAI helped bring them together.
Westgate, Ia. — Pete Renss from Rochester, Minn., scurried into the library here and asked the librarian behind the counter to sign his white T-shirt. The librarian isn’t a celebrity. But ...
Jason Pardie, of Muscatine, will celebrate his golden birthday Saturday by unicycling into Guttenberg from Independence. The 25-year-old (for several more hours anyway) is ...
How to make the boy understand and simultaneously stay better connected with him throughout the week? Eureka! The universal, ageless antidote for the doldrums: Legos.
Bremer, Ia. — I signed up for a bike ride, not a swim meet. The rainy days on RAGBRAI take on an entirely different, dreary tone. The silence is striking: Bicyclists wrapped ...
RAGBRAI riders can expect a wet morning as thunderstorms move across the route, but clear skies are coming. Rain is expected to clear up in the area of the route between ...
WAVERLY–Some riders are packing up early after storms rolled into Waverly overnight. “Why not leave early when it’s cold and wet,” said Ann Marie ...
RAGBRAI is better known for pie, pork and corn than kittens. But it was a litter of five mewling kittens frolicking on the lawn that captured the hearts of riders Thursday ...
The LeBeaus are known as royalty in Iowa and for their funky socks!
Jason Pardie, of Muscatine, is participating in his sixth RAGBRAI on a unicycle.
The LeBeaus are known as royalty on RAGBRAI and for their funky socks.
A Dutch woman describes the differences of biking in the Netherlands and biking in Iowa.
Brian Klitzke of Des Moines has brought along a Lego Minifigure known as Taco Johnson which he has been taking pictures in settings across the state during RAGBRAI and sharing images on the social media site Instagram.
RAGBRAI riders crammed into the school to warm up. Wish you were here!
A lightning bolt shook awake campers around 3 a.m. in Waverly. Some head home early due to morning storm.
RAGBRAI is often a family tradition. This year, riders are paying special tributes to family members who are no longer on the ride.
Bill Wentworth of Marble Rock told riders he founded the town -- you know, back in the 1800s.
Elizabeth Reetz from Team Archaeology plays the vintage "Game of Iowa" at East Park in Mason City.
Find us socially
Sign up for the latest RAGBRAI news and notes (if there is no news in a day, you won’t get an e-mail).