RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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Editorial cartoon: Branstad rolls along on RAGBRAI



Gov. Terry Branstad didn’t have to worry about speed limits or cornfields flying last his view Tuesday. branstad was among the thousands of people who arrived in Des Moines on bicycles during the 2013 edition of RAGBRAI.

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  • Munson: Celebrating a legend in Bancroft

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  • RAGBRAI, Lance Armstrong come to Mr. Pork Chop.

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  • Time-lapse video: RAGBRAI through Bancroft

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  • Braving the Karras Loop

    BANCROFT, Ia. — Some RAGBRAI riders decided to drudge through an extra 26 sweaty miles and conquer the Karras Loop, Tuesday. The loop, which went through Burt and Lone Rock, is ...

  • Video: Slow-motion toilet toss in Burt

    This is exactly what it says on the tin. The toilet toss in Burt on the Karras Loop, in slow motion.

  • Video: Meet the NPR crew and Matt Bernhard

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Latest Videos

  • Lance Armstrong met riders and the famed Mr. Pork Chop during a RAGBRAI stop in Bancroft on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

  • Bancroft is the home town of Paul Bernhard, the original Mr. Pork Chop.

  • The Andorfer family, led by father Gene, 80, uses RAGBRAI as a chance to spend a week together.

  • We asked RAGBRAI riders about their porkchop from the famous Mr. Pork Chop in Bancroft.

  • Titonka firefighters hostes a water battle fundraiser with fire hoses Tuesday afternoon.

  • A time-lapse video shows the flow of bicycles through Bancroft on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

  • The NPR crew and son-of-Mr.-Pork-Chop Matt Bernhard speak to the Register's Michael Morain.

  • Riders who took the Karras Loop for a 105-mile day got a special bonus: the toilet toss in Burt. We've slowed the video down for extra fun.

  • It's been very comfortable, except for being a bit warm when it's 100 degrees out.

  • RAGBRAI passed through Ringsted and impressed the mayor.

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