RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
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Just announced: The 8 RAGBRAI XLIII overnight towns

Just announced: The 8 RAGBRAI XLIII overnight towns

RAGBRAI begins July 19 in Sioux City and ends July 25 in Davenport.

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Meet the woman who rode RAGBRAI in combat boots

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, ...

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50 photos: Zach Boyden-Holmes’ favorite RAGBRAI 2014 photos

50 photos: Zach Boyden-Holmes’ favorite RAGBRAI 2014 photos

Register and Juice photographer Zach Boyden-Holmes rode along on this year's route. Check out his 50 favorite photos.

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Top 10 things we'll remember about RAGBRAI XLII

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.

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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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RAGBRAI celebrity Taco Johnson helps dad, son connect

RAGBRAI celebrity Taco Johnson helps dad, son connect

How to make the boy understand and simultaneously stay better connected with him throughout the week? Eureka! The universal, ageless antidote for the doldrums: Legos.

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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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Conquered: What cyclists defeated to finish RAGBRAI

Conquered: What cyclists defeated to finish RAGBRAI

This was only my fourth time on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, and yet I struggle to conjure an appropriate description of this bizarre, beloved pilgrimage that ...

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Colorado couple undaunted by RAGBRAI's tiny hills

Colorado couple undaunted by RAGBRAI’s tiny hills

Dave and Kathi Dibbern perched themselves on a tree stump Saturday in Garber, the final pass-through town before RAGBRAI’s finish line in Guttenberg. They ride a tandem bicycle. And they’re unafraid ...

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Video: How does it feel to finish RAGBRAI?

Video: How does it feel to finish RAGBRAI?

Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Just announced: The 8 RAGBRAI XLIII overnight towns

    RAGBRAI begins July 19 in Sioux City and ends July 25 in Davenport.

  • 62 photos: 2015 Ragbrai Announcement Party

    62 photos from the Ragbrai Route Announcement Party at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

  • Watch here: RAGBRAI overnight towns announced soon

    Here's what you need to know about Saturday's overnight town announcement party and how to be the first to know.

  • Where Will RAGBRAI Go This Summer?

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

  • RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party Will Stream Live!

    Can't make it to the Route Announcement Party? Head to RAGBRAI.com for a live stream of the event starting at 8:30 Saturday night!

  • Have some fun with RAGBRAI team-name generator

    Bicyclists on The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa love to dream up wild, kooky team names that often are as loud and colorful as their Spandex duds. Real RAGBRAI ...

  • Quad Cities Bicycle Club Wins 2014 RAGBRAI Rider Cup

    The Quad Cities Bicycle Club, the sixth-largest cycling club in the United States, celebrated their 50th Anniversary this past year while also celebrating the life of one of the most ...

  • Primal Wear & Iowa Bicycle Coalition to Host Best Bike Jersey Contest

    Do you have the best team jersey? The Iowa Bicycle Coalition and Primal Wear is hosting a Best Bike Jersey contest during the 2015 RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party.

  • Guess the Route Contest for RAGBRAI XLIII is Now Open!

    Do you think you can pick the eight overnight towns for RAGBRAI XLIII? Enter the contest and see how close you come. Last year, 6 of 8 towns was the best ...

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

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

Latest Videos

  • 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.

  • 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

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