RAGBRAI XLV Countdown – July 23-29, 2017
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RAGBRAI XLV Registration Now Open!

RAGBRAI XLV Registration Now Open!

Registration for RAGBRAI XLV is up and running.  If you registered for the ride in 2016, use the same username and password to log in and register.  All of your ...

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RAGBRAI Registration Opens Soon

RAGBRAI Registration Opens Soon

Registration for RAGBRAI XLV is set to open next week on Tuesday, November 15.  If you registered for the ride in 2016, you will use the same username and password ...

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The Results Are In...

The Results Are In…

Before we get too far down the road planning RAGBRAI XLV, lets take a quick look back at what a great time we all had in 2016!  Here is a ...

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Only Riding a Few Days on RAGBRAI This Year?

Only Riding a Few Days on RAGBRAI This Year?

You can purchase day wristbands or non-rider wristbands before the start of the ride.  Look for our registration table at the Glenwood High School on expo day, Saturday, July 23 from ...

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As You Prepare to Leave for RAGBRAI...

As You Prepare to Leave for RAGBRAI…

Be sure to remember your RAGBRAI wristband packet.  To be safe, place the Gold Bike Band on your bike, and your Rider band on your wrist before you leave home. ...

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Are you planning to ride the Gravel Loop through Imogene?

Are you planning to ride the Gravel Loop through Imogene?

We have an option for you if you don’t want to take your road bike on the gravel loop.   Look for Jamis Bikes on the corner of J18 and L68, ...

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Wristband Transfer Form Now Available

Wristband Transfer Form Now Available

Wristband Transfers: If you are unable to participate in RAGBRAI, and won’t be asking for a refund on your registration, you have the option to sell your wristband packet on our ...

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Online Registration Closes June 1

Online Registration Closes June 1

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 ...

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RAGBRAI Expo Exhibitor Preview

RAGBRAI Expo Exhibitor Preview

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 ...

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RAGBRAI Lottery Results Are In!

RAGBRAI Lottery Results Are In!

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 ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • RAGBRAI XLV: Take it easy, go north

    The overnight towns for the 45th RAGBRAI have finally been revealed!

  • 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.

Latest Videos

  • 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.

  • 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.

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