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

  • Introducing the JustGoBike Podcast!

    A weekly podcast on the culture of biking, cycling just for the fun of it, and tales from the #RAGBRAI Nation!

  • RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party Tickets Still Available!

    Where will RAGBRAI go in 2017? North? South? Central? Join us for the Route Announcement Party on Jan. 21 and find out!

  • Gear up for RAGBRAI with Live Healthy Iowa’s 10 Week Wellness Challenge

    A New Year is just around the corner! Plan for a healthy start in 2017 by taking part in the annual 10 Week Wellness Challenge! It’s a great ...

  • Only 50 Days 'til the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party!

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

  • 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.

  • Black Friday Sale!

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

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    The RAGBRAI Crew is thankful for... you!

  • Great Holiday Deals at Primal Wear!

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

  • '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.

  • We Will Miss You Mr. Pork Chop!

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

Latest Videos

  • Just Go Bike is a weekly podcast that uses bikes to talk about the cool people who ride them. Tell your friends!

  • The Register's Brian Powers and Kyle Munson look for the secret to the 2017 route of RAGBRAI XLV. Overnight towns will be announced Saturday. Watch live at 8:30 p.m. at RAGBRAI.com.

  • Mark Wyatt of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition talks about proposed bicycle safety legislation on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

  • 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.

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