• 2016OvernightTowns_Glenwood

    A Star-Spangled Sendoff!

    We'll kick off our ride in red, bike and blue from Glenwood on July 23, 2016!

  • 2016OvernightTowns_Shenandoah

    Peace. Love. Bikes.

    We'll be "petaling" into Shenandoah on flower power on July 24, 2016!

  • 2016OvernightTowns_Creston

    Get Your Caboose to Creston!

    We'll be seeing Double Vision once we get our cabooses to Creston on July 25, 2016!

  • 2016OvernightTowns_Leon

    Born to Stand Out!

    We'll visit the outstanding town of Leon on July 26, 2016!

  • 2016OvernightTowns_Centerville

    There’s No Place Like Centerville!

    We'll follow the yellow brick road to Centerville and Hairball on July 27, 2016!

  • 2016OvernightTowns_Ottumwa

    Pedal to the Party!

    We will pedal to party with Ottumwa and Rick Springfield on July 28, 2016!

  • 2016OvernightTowns_Washington

    Gettin’ Piggy With It!

    We'll be in hog heaven in Washington on July 29, 2016!

  • 2016OvernightTowns_Muscatine

    Muscle Down to Muscle Town!

    We will Muscle Down to Muscatine and the Mississippi River on July 30, 2016!

RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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Photo Galleries

  • 42 photos: Saturday RAGBRAI Route Preview

    Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Washington and Muscatine in July.

  • 45 photos: Friday RAGBRAI Route Preview

    Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Ottumwa and Washington in July.

  • 54 photos: Thursday RAGBRAI Route Preview

    RAGBRAI XLIV Route Inspection, Day 5: Centerville to Ottumwa. Check out a few dozen of our favorite photos from our ride!

  • 43 photos: Wednesday RAGBRAI route preview

    RAGBRAI XLIV Sneak Preview: Photos from Route Inspection Ride Day 4, Leon to Centerville.

  • 20 photos: Tuesday RAGBRAI route preview

    Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Creston and Leon in July.

  • 27 photos: Monday RAGBRAI route preview

    Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Shenandoah to Creston in July.

  • 17 photos: Sunday RAGBRAI route preview

    The sights along the first part of the route, including the optional gravel loop.

  • 29 photos: 2016 RAGBRAI route announcement party

    Check out photos from the 2016 RAGBRAI route announcement party in Des Moines on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

  • 8 photos: RAGBRAI founders Karras and Kaul on bikes

    See RAGBRAI cofounders Don Kaul and John Karras in the early years of RAGBRAI.

  • 20 RAGBRAI photos: Blue skies and countrysides

    20 RAGBRAI Photos: Blue Skies and Countrysides

Video Galleries

  • RAGBRAI 2016 Jersey

  • Merchandise Monday! Riders Try on the 2016 RAGBRAI Jersey

  • Darrel Harken of Riceville said goodbye to his daughter Grace as she headed home on her bike. Moments later he and his other daughter Hannan stop at a car accident only to discover the woman who was hit by a car is Grace.

  • Where will RAGBRAI ride in 2016? See the full RAGBRAI XLIV route including overnight and stopover towns.

  • Register reporters talk with RAGBRAI founder John Karras about the announcement that RAGBRAI and the Des Moines Register were working to create a statue of Karras and fellow founder Don Kaul.

  • RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz talks about the southern Iowa 2016 route. "We haven't been to some of these towns in a long time!" he says.

  • Miss the live RAGBRAI 2016 overnight town announcement show? Join Kyle Munson, Michael Morain as they chat with RAGBRAI riders and towns vying for a spot on this year's route. And learn the overnight towns, of course!

  • Watch as RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz unveils the 2016 RAGBRAI overnight towns. The route is heading to the southern cities of Glenwood, Shenandoah, Creston, Leon, Centerville, Ottumwa, Washington and Muscatine.

  • Get the details on this year's RAGBRAI overnight towns in southern Iowa.

  • Join the "Tr3s" amigos for the 2016 BACooN ride June 18 on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. There will be a plethora of bacon.

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #3: Ride Fast

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #3: Ride Fast

Wed, Jun 22, 2016

All right, I know I’ve said numerous times in this blog that RAGBRAI is not a race, so why would I tell you to go out and ride fast in training? Let me explain my reasoning.

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Wristband Transfer Form Now Available

Wristband Transfer Form Now Available

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Wristband Transfers: If you are unable to participate in RAGBRAI, and won’t be asking for a refund on your registration, you have the option to sell your wristband packet on our RAGBRAI Forum, Craigslist, or to a friend. The transfer of ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #2 : Ride Far

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #2 : Ride Far

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Rule #1 is Ride Consistently. Rule #2 is built upon Rule #1. Riding consistently will prepare your body for the daily rigors of riding on RAGBRAI. Rule #2 will help build endurance so you can more ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 7 - Washington to Muscatine

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 7 – Washington to Muscatine

Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Today we completed our ride from the Missouri to the Mississippi and rode 49.7 miles from Washington to Muscatine with 1,314 feet of climb.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 6 – Ottumwa to Washington

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 6 – Ottumwa to Washington

Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Today we rode 68.5 miles from Ottumwa to Washington, with 2,541 feet of climb.

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45 photos: Friday RAGBRAI Route Preview

45 photos: Friday RAGBRAI Route Preview

Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Ottumwa and Washington in July.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 5 – Centerville to Ottumwa

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 5 – Centerville to Ottumwa

Thu, Jun 9, 2016

Today we rode 53.2 miles from Centerville to Ottumwa, with 1,999 feet of climb. The landscape stole the show today, we had to stop many times for photo ops.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 4 – Leon to Centerville

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 4 – Leon to Centerville

Wed, Jun 8, 2016

Today we rode 65.1 miles from Leon to Centerville, with 2708 feet of climb. Some riders braved the wind and added 32.3 miles to the route to complete the Karras Loop.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 3 – Creston to Leon

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 3 – Creston to Leon

Tue, Jun 7, 2016

It was nice for Tuesday’s ride to be a shorter day allowing riders to recover from some longer hilly days.  The ride checks in at 58 miles of beautiful southern Iowa with about 3,300 feet of climb.  There are four ...

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20 photos: Tuesday RAGBRAI route preview

20 photos: Tuesday RAGBRAI route preview

Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Creston and Leon in July.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 2 – Shenandoah to Creston

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 2 – Shenandoah to Creston

Mon, Jun 6, 2016

Today’s ride is the longest of the week with over 75 miles of scenic riding with about 4,000 feet of climb. Click the link to read more about the ride from Shenandoah to Creston!

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27 photos: Monday RAGBRAI route preview

27 photos: Monday RAGBRAI route preview

Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Shenandoah to Creston in July.

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17 photos: Sunday RAGBRAI route preview

17 photos: Sunday RAGBRAI route preview

The sights along the first part of the route, including the optional gravel loop.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 1 – Glenwood to Shenandoah

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 1 – Glenwood to Shenandoah

Sun, Jun 5, 2016

Over 35 riders gathered in Glenwood to start the annual RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride. We rode just under 50 miles and 2,614 feet of climb. Click the link to find out more about Malvern, Tabor, Randolph, Imogene and Shenandoah's ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Ready to Launch from Glenwood

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Ready to Launch from Glenwood

Sat, Jun 4, 2016

The RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Team arrived in Glenwood this afternoon preparing for their seven-day journey across the state, encompassing 420 miles across the state, from Glenwood to Muscatine.

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