RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
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100 photos: Best of RAGBRAI 2014

100 photos: Best of RAGBRAI 2014

Kick back, relax and enjoy our best 100 photos from last week's RAGBRAI.

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Beer ride: Microbrews catch up on RAGBRAI

Beer ride: Microbrews catch up on RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI has a reputation for being awash in light beer from corporate breweries. Yet more craft brewers are training palates at the state's biggest rolling party.

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RAGBRAI 2014 photos: Independence to Guttenberg

RAGBRAI 2014 photos: Independence to Guttenberg

RAGBRAI 2014 photos: Independence to Guttenberg

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Photos: Waverly to Independence

Photos: Waverly to Independence

Friday is Carter LeBeau day on RAGBRAI 2014.

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The talk of the bikes: Solar panels, cooler + 4 people

The talk of the bikes: Solar panels, cooler + 4 people

You think you have a snazzy bike? Check out the Quadra Bike. With solar panels, a canopy and room for four people it's been drawing attention on RAGBRAI 2014.

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RAGBRAI pre-ride photos: Emmetsburg to Forest City

RAGBRAI pre-ride photos: Emmetsburg to Forest City

RAGBRAI pre-ride photos: Emmetsburg to Forest City

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RAGBRAI pre-ride photos - Okoboji to Emmetsburg

RAGBRAI pre-ride photos – Okoboji to Emmetsburg

RAGBRAI pre-ride photos - Okoboji to Emmetsburg

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RAGBRAI pre-ride photos - Rock Valley to Okoboji

RAGBRAI pre-ride photos – Rock Valley to Okoboji

Photos from the Route Inspection in Rock Valley

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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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  • Introducing the RAGBRAI XLIII Logo!

    We are excited to reveal our new logo for RAGBRAI XLIII and 2015!

  • RAGBRAI XLII Survey Results

    All of us here at RAGBRAI would like to thank those who took the time to complete the surveys after RAGBRAI XLII.  4,470 online surveys were completed, providing ...

  • Des Moines Could Move Part of Great Western Trail

    A section of the popular Great Western Trail in Des Moines would no longer pass through Willow Creek Golf Course, under a plan being pursued by the course's owner.

  • Lost and Found on RAGBRAI®

    Did you get home from RAGBRAI with less than what you started with?  Lost wallets, drivers licenses, and credit cards have already been returned to their owners.  We have several ...

  • Merchandise Returns and Exchanges

    Want to return or exchange an item you purchased on RAGBRAI? Here's how.

  • Meet the woman who rode RAGBRAI in combat boots

    Riders handed her cash from spandex pockets and small-town American Legions put up tip jars to help along the way. So far, Hameister’s raised more than $1,700 for the campaign, ...

  • RAGBRAI Reflections with John Karras

    by John Karras, Grampa RAGBRAI A strange, but predictable, thing happened this year to Ann and I on our way to our umpteenth time to ride RAGBRAI–we were physically unable to ...

  • Rock Valley's Jaydn Faber Wins the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest

    The children of the RAGBRAI XLII overnight communities were invited to participate in the annual RAGBRAI Kids’ Art Contest.  The contest called for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Don’t put your bike away now!

    Well, another RAGBRAI is done and in the books. I hope you enjoyed yourself and I also hope this blogs gave you some advice that helped you prepare adequately for ...

  • Top 10 things we'll remember about RAGBRAI XLII

    After 42 years, each ride can seem pretty much like the one before -- except when they don't.

Latest Videos

  • We are excited to reveal our new logo for RAGBRAI XLIII and 2015! If you join us on our ride across the state next year, you’ll be sure to see welcoming Iowans, lots of farmland and… well you’ll just have to watch the video to find out.

  • Bicyclist Shawn Gosch of Onawa was hit and killed June 20, 2014, by a motorist on Iowa Highway 7 west of Manson. Under Iowa law, the driver of the vehicle was charged with a misdemeanor for unsafe passing and fined little more than $1,550.

  • Look back on the ride of 2014 in this video highlight reel.

  • A group of friends from Canada spent the week on RAGBRAI and recount their best moments.

  • As RAGBRAI XLII comes to an end, friends from California talk about the emotion behind dipping their tires into the Mississippi River at the end of the ride.

  • Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

  • Riders stopped for photos on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River at Guttenberg.

  • Iowan "Bachelorette" competitor Chris Soules greets riders in Strawberry Point

  • Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL tight end Dallas Clark talks about his second RAGBRAI and his hope of someday moving his family back to Iowa.

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty in Iowa and for their funky socks!

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