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Ultimate Gallery: 197 photos of Lance Armstrong at RAGBRAI

Ultimate Gallery: 197 photos of Lance Armstrong at RAGBRAI

Photos of Lance Armstrong riding and appearing at RAGBRAI throughout the years.

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RAGBRAI on Small Town Big Deal This Evening!

RAGBRAI on Small Town Big Deal This Evening!

Small Town(s)... Big Deal! RAGBRAI will be featured on an episode of Small Town Big Deal tonight (Thursday, December 5)!

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2013 Rider Cup Award: Adaptive Sports Iowa Team

2013 Rider Cup Award: Adaptive Sports Iowa Team

A physical disability or visual impairment should not be a barrier to anyone that wants to experience RAGBRAI.  That is the philosophy of the Adaptive Sports Iowa Team, the ...

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Stranger helps woman complete RAGBRAI mug collection

Stranger helps woman complete RAGBRAI mug collection

After five years, the empty space above Barbara McNeal’s fireplace is full thanks to a cardboard sign and a generous cyclist. The RAGBRAI coffee mug that McNeal has been on the ...

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Join us for the RAGBRAI Reunion on the High Trestle Trail on Saturday, August 24

Join us for the RAGBRAI Reunion on the High Trestle Trail on Saturday, August 24

Gather for Fun Ride on the High Trestle Trail at your own pace and distance of choice. RAGBRAI’s RIDE RIGHT Meeting will be at the Flat Tire Lounge, in Madrid on ...

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2013 RAGBRAI Lost and Found Items

2013 RAGBRAI Lost and Found Items

If you lost an item on RAGBRAI, email us at info@ragbrai.com with your name, wristband number, and a brief description of your item.  We will continue to receive items from ...

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Best of RAGBRAI 2013

Best of RAGBRAI 2013

The best photos from RAGBRAI 2013

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On the final day, collective magic along the route

On the final day, collective magic along the route

FORT MADISON, Ia. There was a key moment on last week’s nearly 407-mile parade of two-wheeled corn-gawkers when I was reminded of the crucial magic of the Register’s Annual Great ...

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RAGBRAI 2013 on Saturday: Fairfield to Fort Madison

RAGBRAI 2013 on Saturday: Fairfield to Fort Madison

Riders finished out RAGBRAI on Saturday with a tire dip along the Mississippi River in Fort Madison.

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Thousands dip tires in Mighty Mississippi

Thousands dip tires in Mighty Mississippi

FORT MADISON – Thousands of RAGBRAI riders glided into town under a cotton-cloudy sky as locals cheered them toward the Mississippi River. The last obstacle ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Get in Gear for RAGBRAI XLIII - 2015 Jerseys Released!

    We are pleased to introduce the official 2015 RAGBRAI XLIII jersey!

  • 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 ...

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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