RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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RAGBRAI XLII: Day-by-day breakdown of the route

RAGBRAI XLII: Day-by-day breakdown of the route

Day 1: Rock Valley to Okoboji Rock Valley is a pleasant town of 3,354 in Sioux County, which you may have heard is ordered and well-mannered countryside. Folks there even call ...

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46 Photos: 2014 Route Announcement Party

46 Photos: 2014 Route Announcement Party

46 photos from the 2014 route announcement party

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RAGBRAI Photo Booth: 207 photos from the 2014 Route Announcement Party

RAGBRAI Photo Booth: 207 photos from the 2014 Route Announcement Party

RAGBRAI Photo Booth: 207 photos from the 2014 Route Announcement Party

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Day 1: What to know before heading out

Day 1: What to know before heading out

Here’s a quick primer about today’s ride from Council Bluffs to Harlan: WEATHER: WHO-TV of Des Moines says scattered storms are possible early today and then clear out, though the clouds ...

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RAGBRAI iOS app puts the ride just a tap away

RAGBRAI iOS app puts the ride just a tap away

There are 10 days to go until RAGBRAI. Ten days to get familiar with RAGBRAI’s just-released app for iOS devices, stuffed with features to aid cyclists along their way — ...

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Bike trail closes after sewage spill

Bike trail closes after sewage spill

If you’re training for RAGBRAI in the Cedar Falls area, you may have noticed a smell. A break in a sewer line Tuesday sent sewage across a bike trail in Cedar ...

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2013 RAGBRAI route, including pass-through towns

2013 RAGBRAI route, including pass-through towns

Check out RAGBRAI XLI’s full route below (click on the photo to zoom in). You can also download the PDF. See what director T.J. Juskiewicz says about this year’s route: Learn more about ...

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Chat live online with RAGBRAI Director TJ Juskiewicz noon Tuesday

Chat live online with RAGBRAI Director TJ Juskiewicz noon Tuesday

Have questions or comments about RAGBRAI’s overnight towns? Ask them here in a live online chat with RAGBRAI Director TJ Juskiewicz noon Tuesday. Chat with RAGBRAI Director TJ Juskiewicz

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RAGBRAI 2012: Volunteers needed for work on last day

RAGBRAI 2012: Volunteers needed for work on last day

RAGBRAI organizers in Clinton are still seeking volunteers to help with barricades, parking, tire dipping and other duties. Contact Marsha Smith at 563-242-5702.

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  • Mayor's Annual Ride & Run for Trails is Saturday in Des Moines

    On April 19th, join the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department for the 2014 Mayor’s annual Ride & Run for Trails. In addition to the annual ride, the Parks and ...

  • RAGBRAI XLII Expo Gearing Up With Great Vendors!

    You can find it all at the RAGBRAI Expo, where RAGBRAI begins! Rock Valley Iowa serves as the host for the expo, held from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. on ...

  • Tour de Cure: June 7, 2014 in Clive, IA and June 28, 2014 in Coralville, IA

    Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It’s a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: The Secret to Training for RAGBRAI

    by Coach David Ertl I can already see the responses to this title and several will likely involve beer.  But to your dismay I will not be talking about that aspect of ...

  • RAGBRAI Week-long Rider Registration Deadline is April 1

    Your week-long rider registration must be finalized by April 1 (registration, waiver, and payment).  All week-long rider minor waivers must be postmarked by April 1.  Any groups will weeklong riders ...

  • RAGBRAI 2014 Registration FAQ

    The RAGBRAI XLII weeklong rider registration deadline is coming up ( entries due April 1) so we thought answer some of your most commonly asked questions to help make the ...

  • RAGBRAI 2014 Route for Saturday, July 26: Independence to Guttenberg

    Day 7: Independence to Guttenberg And now: The hills. The final day’s 3,000-foot climb is just about twice as high as most of the previous days. So if riders didn’t know ...

  • RAGBRAI 2014 Route for Friday, July 25: Waverly to Independence

    Day 6: Waverly to Independence The route zigzags northeast toward Tripoli (pronounced trih-PO-la, by the way) and then curves past the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area, a refuge for deer, doves and various ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Training Plan for RAGBRAI 2014 and How to Use it

    One of the most popular posts I write each year is this one – the one that has the training plan in it. Once again I have put together ...

  • RAGBRAI 2014 Route for Thursday, July 24: Mason City to Waverly

    Day 5: Mason City to Waverly Riders can rest their weary bones where older bones have been resting for a long time: at the Fossil and Prairie Park Preserve and Center ...

Latest Videos

  • Spring fever? Here's how to get your bike road ready

  • Tour the RAGBRAI XLII route with a flyover

  • RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz shares tidbits about this year's ride.

  • RAGBRAI announced its third shortest and second flattest route in its history on Saturday. Watch the full announcement party.

  • The overnight towns are announced for 2014

  • RAGBRAI and Bacon Fest are teaming up to create the "Bacoon Ride," a new event coming in June 2014.

  • Take a look back at the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa in 2013.

  • Nana's Delicacies served fried Jell-O, fried Klondike Bars, and Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers just outside of Hedrick.

  • RAGBRAI announced the 2014 logo on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.

  • "Christmas in July" was a hit in Runnells last week during RAGBRAI 2013

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