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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

  • RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Set for May 31- June 6

    For the eleventh consecutive year, the RAGBRAI staff and a select group of cyclists will ride the entire RAGBRAI route 50 days in advance of the event. The mission ...

  • Thank You

    In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Country and our Freedom.  We thank you

  • Happy Armed Forces Day

    Happy Armed Forces Day to all of those who answered the call to serve. Each summer, all of the branches of our military have several large and small teams of ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: The 4H's of RAGBRAI

    This year's RAGBRAI goes through north-central Iowa, somewhat south of Clarion, Iowa. One of Clarion's claims to fame is that it is the birthplace of the 4-H symbol. ...

  • How RAGBRAI Began!  Unearthed Photos from Karras and Kaul's 1971 Ride that Spawned RAGBRAI

    Vintage photos were discovered of Donald Kaul and John Karras bicycling the rural Iowa roads in 1971, two full years before our official two-wheeled genesis.

  • RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

    When reading about improving cycling fitness, you may see the terms used to describe how to train: Frequency, Intensity and Duration, or Time (sometimes referred to as FIT). ...

  • 2015 RAGBRAI Expo Gearing Up with Great Vendors!

    RAGBRAI Expo is where RAGBRAI begins! Plan to attend the annual RAGBRAI Expo on Saturday, July 18 at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa from noon until 9 ...

  • Bike MS: Iowa, Saturday, June 27

    Don’t just ride, Bike MS! Ride 25, 50 or 75 miles, and celebrate your finish with live music and free beer from Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny Iowa! Bike MS is unlike any ...

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tips: TIP #1 The RIGHT Stuff

    If you have committed to riding RAGBRAI this year, it all starts with Tip #1, the RIGHT stuff. And when I say stuff, I mean bicycle. Every RAGBRAI ...

  • Don’t fly with your bike, have it shipped to RAGBRAI!

    If you are flying to the start of RAGBRAI, avoid the hassle and ship your bike.  Any one of these bike shipping companies are ready and able to ship your ...

Latest Videos

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz points out highlights of the pass-through towns along the route cyclists will follow July 19 to 25, 2015.

  • RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz previews the 8 towns that the ride has never touched.

  • Tune in to RAGBRAI.com this weekend to be the first to know the details of this year's route. RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz shares when the rookie pass through towns, full route map will be announced.

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz annouces the 2015 overnight towns. Ride will start in Sioux City and end in Davenport.

  • The Register's Kyle Munson and Michael Morain attempt to get an early look at the 2015 RAGBRAI route

  • 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.

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