RAGBRAI XLV Countdown – July 23-29, 2017
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Photo Galleries

  • 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.

  • 11 photos: Scenes from the gravel loop

    It was a rocky detour to the Irish capital of southwest Iowa, Imogene.

Video Galleries

  • The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (edition 45) begins July 23 in ... well, we won't find that out until January, but the logo for the 2017 ride is here.

  • Take a look back on all the fun moments the Des Moines Register staff captured on video during RAGBRAI 2016.

  • Riders brave the swinging bridge in Columbus Junction.

  • Winds remain out of the northeast for Saturday and with partly sunny skies, highs will hold in the lower 80s. The weekend looks dry for the most part, perfect for those finishing up Ragbrai or maybe heading out to the Indianola Balloon Classic.

  • Omaha-based Team Pump's bus is one of the most colorful, and oldest, team buses currently operating in RAGBRAI.

  • Hal Colliver has been collecting signs since 1973. Its a hobby of his he loves to share with others who often stop by to look at his barn.

  • Teresa Condon and Tracy Henriksen have fun in their infant costumes.

  • Riders take over Wooden Wheel Vineyard

  • The complete century ride, including the Karras Loop, from Leon to Centerville on RAGBRAI 2016.

  • Lyle Dumont has built and rebuilt enough model trains and full size tractors to fill 30,000 square feet of space. Take a look around his collections

Only 50 Days 'til the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party!

Only 50 Days ’til the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party!

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Join us as we reveal Iowa's biggest secret on January 21, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines.

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Guess the Route Contest is Now Open for RAGBRAI XLV!

Guess the Route Contest is Now Open for RAGBRAI XLV!

Do you think you can pick the eight overnight towns for RAGBRAI XLV? Enter the contest and see how close you come.

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Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday Sale!

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Click to find out our Black Friday coupon code for free shipping at www.RAGBRAI.com/shop

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The RAGBRAI Crew is thankful for... you!

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Great Holiday Deals at Primal Wear!

Great Holiday Deals at Primal Wear!

Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Get phenomenal deals on cycling gear now through November 30 at primalwear.com!

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'Mr. Pork Chop' leaves behind meaty RAGBRAI legacy

‘Mr. Pork Chop’ leaves behind meaty RAGBRAI legacy

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

If there's any justice in this life or the next, Wednesday's lunch special in heaven was a thick, juicy slab of Iowa pork chop served on a paper towel.

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We Will Miss You Mr. Pork Chop!

We Will Miss You Mr. Pork Chop!

Wed, Nov 16, 2016

RAGBRAI lost a true legend today with the passing of Mr. Pork Chop, Paul Bernhard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bernard family.

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2017 Full Kit Now Available!

2017 Full Kit Now Available!

Tue, Nov 15, 2016

RAGBRAI XLV jersey, shorts, and bibs now available with registration or on the RAGBRAI Web Store!

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RAGBRAI XLV Registration Now Open!

RAGBRAI XLV Registration Now Open!

Registration for RAGBRAI XLV is up and running.  If you registered for the ride in 2016, use the same username and password to log in and register.  All of your information will be in the system, including your group info ...

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Veteran's Day

Veteran’s Day

Fri, Nov 11, 2016

On this Veteran’s Day, we honor all Americans who have served or made the ultimate sacrifice for our country including the service men and women of our RAGBRAI military teams.

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RAGBRAI 2017 Jerseys

RAGBRAI 2017 Jerseys

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Introducing the official jersey for RAGBRAI 2017!

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RAGBRAI Registration Opens Soon

RAGBRAI Registration Opens Soon

Wed, Nov 9, 2016

Registration for RAGBRAI XLV is set to open next week on Tuesday, November 15.  If you registered for the ride in 2016, you will use the same username and password to log in and register.  All of your information will ...

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ICPD Seeking volunteers to team up with local youth for RAGBRAI

ICPD Seeking volunteers to team up with local youth for RAGBRAI

Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The Iowa City Police Department is teaming up with the NCJC Youth Off Road Riders to send 5-6 kids to #RAGBRAI next summer and they need volunteers!

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Introducing the RAGBRAI XLV Logo!

Introducing the RAGBRAI XLV Logo!

Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Explore. Bike. Discover. RAGBRAI XLV registration opens November 15!

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The Results Are In...

The Results Are In…

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Before we get too far down the road planning RAGBRAI XLV, lets take a quick look back at what a great time we all had in 2016!  Here is a sampling of responses to our annual Rider and Support Driver ...

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