RAGBRAI XLV Countdown – July 23-29, 2017
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'Mr. Pork Chop' leaves behind meaty RAGBRAI legacy

‘Mr. Pork Chop’ leaves behind meaty RAGBRAI legacy

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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Good and bad luck of another unforgettable RAGBRAI

Good and bad luck of another unforgettable RAGBRAI

Amid tragedy and serendipity, you can't make this stuff up.

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Sisters in diapers ride as 'the babies' of RAGBRAI

Sisters in diapers ride as ‘the babies’ of RAGBRAI

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

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RAGBRAI a breeze for 580,000-mile rider on kid's mountain bike

RAGBRAI a breeze for 580,000-mile rider on kid’s mountain bike

His 580,000 miles biked is a figure that is at least well publicized.

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Bike safety lures RAGBRAI's Bananaman into politics

Bike safety lures RAGBRAI’s Bananaman into politics

“Politics is kind of funny sometimes,” Mike Knox said in the understatement of the week.

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No bull: RAGBRAI is wacky fun with charismatic critters galore

No bull: RAGBRAI is wacky fun with charismatic critters galore

What pulls people back to RAGBRAI are these goofy little diversions we can't imagine.

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Video: He has ridden all 44 RAGBRAIs

Video: He has ridden all 44 RAGBRAIs

Jim Hopkins of Windsor Heights, Ia., pedals on his 44th RAGBRAI.

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He retains rare record of riding every RAGBRAI

He retains rare record of riding every RAGBRAI

DECATUR CITY, Ia. — Jim Hopkins painstakingly pedaled uphill along Iowa Highway 2 and remarked that he couldn’t remember such a beautiful day on RAGBRAI. Considering that Hopkins, 83, has ridden ...

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NPR's No Pie Refused carries on with just one fork

NPR’s No Pie Refused carries on with just one fork

Politics beckons most of the members of you're-riding-with NPR, No Pie Refused.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • AAA Offers New Membership Benefit: Bicycle Roadside Service

    AAA-The Auto Club Group is pleased to announce that free bicycle service is now included with all membership levels. This innovative service will provide an additional level of safety ...

  • Top Ten Tips for RAGBRAI:  #2 Long Live Long Rides

    The second installment of my top 10 tips for RAGBRAI training is the most simple and basic. Ride your bike. Then repeat (almost daily).

  • Top Ten Training Tips for RAGBRAI:  #1 Riding Safely

    This year I am going to focus my training blogs on 10 important topics for preparing well for RAGBRAI. These are based on questions and comments I have received ...

  • Final Days to Register for RAGBRAI Week-long Riders

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

  • A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

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

  • RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Coming, Let's Get Ready!

    Once again, Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips for you to use and follow as you prepare for your successful trip across Iowa this year. Many people ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Saturday, July 29 - Waukon to Lansing

    Here is the final daily RAGBRAI route for Saturday from Waukon to Lansing. The entire route will be new RAGBRAI territory as will journey travels 44.8 miles with some ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 28 - Cresco to Waukon

    Here is the complete RAGBRAI route for Friday from Cresco to Waukon. The route travels 60.1 miles as we climb 2,483 feet.

  • RAGBRAI Route: Thursday, July 27 – Charles City to Cresco

    Thursday’s RAGBRAI route from Charles City to Cresco travels just 54.6 miles but we will start to experience some hills as we climb 2,257 feet.

  • RAGBRAI Route: Wednesday, July 26 - Clear Lake to Charles City

    Wednesday’s RAGBRAI route from Clear Lake to Charles City encompasses 57.5 miles and climbs 1290 feet.

Latest Videos

  • The full 2017 RAGBRAI route is out. Watch this video for a detailed look.

  • Take a closer look at where the 2017 RAGBRAI route will go.

  • T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI director, talks about the 2017 route after the announcement on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

  • Watch a replay of the full RAGBRAI route announcement live show.

  • A RAGBRAI icon Paul Bernhard aka \u0022Mr. Pork Chop\u0022 passed away November, 2016 and RAGBRAI Nation shared photos with Mr. Pork Chop on the ride through the years.

  • The Bacoon Ride returns for its fourth year on the Raccoon River Trail on Saturday, June 17.

  • From the creators of the Bacoon Ride comes the new ride for women, Pigtails at the Prairie Trail on Saturday, May 20.

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz announces the overnight towns for RAGBRAI 2017.

  • The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will go north in 2017, starting in Orange City, ending in Lansing, and overnighting in six more Iowa towns along the way. It's rated the third-easiest RAGBRAI ever.

  • Attendees at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party joined in a mass \u0022pork chop\u0022 call in honor of ride legend Mr. Pork Chop, Paul Bernhard, who died last year.

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