RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
Friends of RAGBRAI


Happy First Day of Autumn!

Autumn is here! As in many states, Fall is a beautiful season in Iowa, though the warmth of Summer usually fades fast. Some riders look forward to cool weekend rides, others are ready to hang up their bikes for the season. For the RAGBRAI staff Autumn is a time of new beginnings – we have begun working on next year’s logo, and are looking at potential routes for 2014. After all RAGBRAI XLII is only 300 days away! What are your year-end cycling plans?

1 Response on “Happy First Day of Autumn!

T. Gap Woo

September 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I hate to start the new season off on a downer, but this article appeared in the Pocono (Stroudsburg, PA) Record yesterday. (See http://www.poconorecord.com) By contrast, we were so fortunate in RAGBRAI 41, given the huge amount of riders, that this disaster did not befall us.

Instead of the petty bickering happening on some of these threads, we should all be thankful for a successful and SAFE ride this year. Please keep the families of these riders in your thoughts and prayers.

Car slams into cyclists during New Hampshire ride, killing 2

September 21, 2013

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Police say a car has driven into a group of bicyclists during an annual ride in New Hampshire, killing two riders and injuring three others.

The crash happened on a bridge in Hampton at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, just after the start of the 40th annual Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century ride.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Authorities haven’t said whether the driver will be charged.

The event’s website says the route typically follows the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine coastlines. The ride lasts through the weekend.

The victims’ identities are being withheld until their families can be notified.

Leave a Reply

Latest Blog Posts

  • RAGBRAI Registration for 2016 Is Open!

    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 ...

  • Coming Soon - New Online RAGBRAI Registration System

    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 ...

  • RAGBRAI XLIV Logo - Revealed!

    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 ...

  • RAGBRAI XLIII Survey Results

    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 ...

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

    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 ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • RAGBRAI® XLIII Lost and Found

    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, ...

  • 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.

Latest Videos

  • 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.

  • 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.

Find us socially

Email Signup

Sign up for the latest RAGBRAI news and notes (if there is no news in a day, you won’t get an e-mail).

© 2015 RAGBRAI | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy