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

RAGBRAI news team

Get ready for the full RAGBRAI XLII route announcement



The countdown to RAGBRAI XLII is on. Six never-before-visited towns will dot the the full route of this year’s ride, which be announced Sunday, March 9. Be sure to pick up the Des Moines Sunday Register or go to DesMoinesRegister.com or RAGBRAI.com for a detailed map and information on the towns.

In the meantime, though, here’s some of what you can find at RAGBRAI.com to get ready:

• Training tips: Four tips to get in shape while winter rages on.

• Overnight towns: Get the scoop on each night’s resting place. Plus, check out photos and watch the replay of the announcement party. You can also find an interactive map of the towns to see daily miles and climb stats.

• ‘BaCoon Ride’: Find out how to sign up for the first annual biking and bacon ride in June.

• Memories: Working on your photo album in the cold weather? Browse and buy prints of hundreds of RAGBRAI photos over the years and watch dozens of videos to relive the fun.

What to look for this week:

• What’s new? RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz will talk about what’s new this year and what to expect later this week in a special video preview.

• The new towns: In a first-ever sneak peek, Juskiewicz will reveal the six never-before-visited towns in a video released Saturday night at RAGBRAI.com­and DesMoinesRegister.com.

• The full route: Jump online Sunday morning or grab the Iowa Life section of the newspaper for the full route. Find an interactive map, town information, a video flyover tour and more atRAGBRAI.com and DesMoinesRegister.com.

Leave a Reply

Advertisement

Latest Blog Posts

  • 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

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Creative costumes of the ride

  • 10 RAGBRAI photos: Not your average bikes

  • 12 RAGBRAI photos: Dance it out

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Catching the sunrise

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: The food

Latest Videos

  • "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.

  • Taking advantage of a creek that runs through Shellsberg, the Air Force RAGBRAI team held their own mini-triathlon to stay cool in the water.

  • Massage therapist restoring riders' muscles

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