• 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

  • 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

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Creative costumes of the ride

    See some of the most outlandish outfits of RAGBRAI 2015.

  • 10 RAGBRAI photos: Not your average bikes

    We found (at least some of) the weirdest bikes traveling the RAGBRAI route.

  • 12 RAGBRAI photos: Dance it out

    RAGBRAI is a party on and off the bicycle. We collected 2015's best dancing photos.

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Catching the sunrise

    A classic RAGBRAI photo is the cyclist silhouetted against an Iowa sunrise.

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: The food

    Don't look at this photo gallery hungry.

  • 12 RAGBRAI photos: Getting wet and wild on the route

    Outdoors in Iowa in July? Water recreation is a necessity. Here's how it played out on RAGBRAI in 2015.

  • 69 Photos: The best of RAGBRAI

    The best of the best: Click through our favorite moments from RAGBRAI 2015.

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.

Online Registration Closes June 1

Online Registration Closes June 1

Fri, May 27, 2016

In order to receive your wristband, your registration must be complete, paid, and finalized by June 1.  For a registration to be finalized, it must be submitted with waiver and payment received in the home office.  You can log on and ...

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Merch Monday - Riders Try On the 2016 Jersey!

Merch Monday – Riders Try On the 2016 Jersey!

Mon, May 23, 2016

It's Merchandise Monday! This week we had real RAGBRAI riders try on our 2016 jersey for size, and this is what they thought.

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RAGBRAI Training: 5 Rules of Training

RAGBRAI Training: 5 Rules of Training

Wed, May 18, 2016

I am going to let you in on a little secret. My secrets of coaching. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. But here they are.

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Businessolver Foundation Partners with RAGBRAI Foundation

Businessolver Foundation Partners with RAGBRAI Foundation

Tue, May 17, 2016

We are proud to announce our partnership with the Businessolver Foundation in memoriam of Chris Charron, former Businessolver and Register employee.

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RAGBRAI Expo Exhibitor Preview

RAGBRAI Expo Exhibitor Preview

Fri, May 13, 2016

The RAGBRAI Expo is where RAGBRAI begins and is always a great way to start off the week. Check out the latest bicycles, clothing and accessories as you take a tour around the lovely downtown square in Glenwood Iowa. Get ...

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Variety- the Children's Charity Joins RAGBRAI 2016!

Variety- the Children’s Charity Joins RAGBRAI 2016!

Wed, May 11, 2016

Variety is partnering with RAGBRAI this year to give bikes to kids in 5 overnight towns!

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Hydration Tips from nuun: If It Isn't Broke...

Hydration Tips from nuun: If It Isn’t Broke…

Fri, May 6, 2016

... then you are missing the opportunity. two and half years ago, we asked ourselves the question: if we started all over again, how would we design nuun? would it be the exact same product we designed ten years ago that ...

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Want to be in a RAGBRAI Video?

Want to be in a RAGBRAI Video?

Mon, May 2, 2016

Hey RAGBRAI Nation! We want to show off our 2016 merchandise and we want YOUR help! We are looking for a wide range of riders to be featured in an upcoming video project.

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RAGBRAI Lottery Results Are In!

RAGBRAI Lottery Results Are In!

Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Did you make the cut? Do you know where you will be spending your vacation during the last full week of July 2016? Emails have been sent to those who are included in the RAGBRAI XLIV lottery. If you didn’t ...

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RAGBRAI Training: How Much Riding Should I Do to Prepare for RAGBRAI?

RAGBRAI Training: How Much Riding Should I Do to Prepare for RAGBRAI?

Sun, Apr 24, 2016

This is probably the most common question I receive so chances are you have wondered about this as well. I’ll start by giving my standard answer. I suggest you get in about 1000 miles by the start of ...

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Chris Charron (1961-2016)

Chris Charron (1961-2016)

Wed, Mar 30, 2016

We are saddened to learn that Chris Charron, of Maxwell, IA, passed away on Friday while visiting his daughter and grandchildren in Pennsylvania.

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Remembering Chris Charron

Remembering Chris Charron

Sat, Mar 26, 2016

The thoughts and prayers of the ‪#‎RAGBRAI‬ Nation are with the family of Chris Charron. Chris had a huge heart and always thought of ways to help others.

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A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

Fri, Mar 25, 2016

The deadline for online week-long registration is April 1. You must have your entry submitted and payment made by April 1, don’t wait until after the lottery to submit your payment. The deadline for paper applications has passed. You can ...

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RAGBRAI Route: Saturday, July 30 - Washington to Muscatine

RAGBRAI Route: Saturday, July 30 – Washington to Muscatine

Sat, Mar 12, 2016

Here is the complete route from Washington to Muscatine. The ride encompasses 49.7 miles with just 1,314 feet of climb. Riders will visit all first-time towns on their journey to the Mississippi River in Muscatine including Columbus Junction, ...

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RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 29 - Ottumwa to Washington

RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 29 – Ottumwa to Washington

Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Here is the complete route from Ottumwa to Washington. The riders will enjoy 68.5 miles that includes 2,541 feet of climb. Riders will make welcome stops in Hedrick and Hayesville in the morning then Sigourney, a former overnight ...

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