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Top Ten Training Tips #6: Is Your Bike in Shape?

Top Ten Training Tips #6: Is Your Bike in Shape?

So far these training tips have focused on getting your engine (you) in shape for RAGBRAI. But you don’t do it alone.

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Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #5:  Drink Before You Are Dry, or Sweat Happens

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #5: Drink Before You Are Dry, or Sweat Happens

Hydration is an important consideration when riding a bicycle across Iowa in what is often one of the hottest weeks of the year!

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Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #4: Fueling for Cycling

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #4: Fueling for Cycling

As you are preparing for RAGBRAI and during the ride itself, fueling your body properly is an important aspect of successful performance. Food means a lot of things to us.

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Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI - #3: Training Endurance is Important, but...

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI – #3: Training Endurance is Important, but…

My Training Tip #2 indicated that building endurance is the most important thing about preparing for a successful RAGBRAI, but I’m here to tell you that a close second to ...

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Top Ten Tips for RAGBRAI:  #2 Long Live Long Rides

Top Ten Tips for RAGBRAI: #2 Long Live Long Rides

The second installment of my top 10 tips for RAGBRAI training is the most simple and basic. Ride your bike. Then repeat (almost daily).

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Top Ten Training Tips for RAGBRAI:  #1 Riding Safely

Top Ten Training Tips for RAGBRAI: #1 Riding Safely

This year I am going to focus my training blogs on 10 important topics for preparing well for RAGBRAI. These are based on questions and comments I have received ...

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RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Coming, Let's Get Ready!

RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Coming, Let’s Get Ready!

Once again, Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips for you to use and follow as you prepare for your successful trip across Iowa this year. Many people ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Now that RAGBRAI is Over for Another Year, What Should You Do?

RAGBRAI Training: Now that RAGBRAI is Over for Another Year, What Should You Do?

Well, RAGBRAI came and went, and I hope you were well prepared and had a great time. Hopefully you learned something to do better for next year.

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RAGBRAI Training: Healthy Eating on RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: Healthy Eating on RAGBRAI

Cycle Coach David Ertl gives us tips on how to ride RAGBRAI without gaining weight.

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #5: Cycling is a Great Exercise, But Not Perfect

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #5: Cycling is a Great Exercise, But Not Perfect

Here we are at the final of my 5 rules of training. As much as we all like cycling and think it is a great physical activity (it is), ...

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    We appreciate any help that we receive from RAGBRAI clubs and individuals to help make RAGBRAI as safe as possible. We are asking for volunteers to serve as RAGBRAI ...

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      Don’t wait until the last minute!  The online registration system will not be available after June 1.  To confirm your registration status, go to My RAGBRAI/My Profile/Registration Status.  Your registration ...

  • Top Ten Training Tips #6: Is Your Bike in Shape?

    So far these training tips have focused on getting your engine (you) in shape for RAGBRAI. But you don’t do it alone.

  • Heart Healthiness is Businessolver's RAGBRAI Goal

    We love fitness at Businessolver. Trying to send a constant and consistent message of heart healthiness is our goal. We love RAGBRAI at Businessolver. Trying to send ...

  • Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #5:  Drink Before You Are Dry, or Sweat Happens

    Hydration is an important consideration when riding a bicycle across Iowa in what is often one of the hottest weeks of the year!

  • Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #4: Fueling for Cycling

    As you are preparing for RAGBRAI and during the ride itself, fueling your body properly is an important aspect of successful performance. Food means a lot of things to us.

  • Making Lifetime Memories with Dad: A Teen's Essay on her RAGBRAI Adventures

    A mom sent us this excellent essay from her teenage daughter's adventures on RAGBRAI with her dad. Thanks for sharing with us and I'm glad that Hallie and her ...

  • RAGBRAI XLV Lottery Is Here!

    You can’t win if you don’t enter.  That’s how the saying goes anyway.  If you submitted your registration by the deadline, including your waiver and payment, then you are included ...

  • Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI - #3: Training Endurance is Important, but...

    My Training Tip #2 indicated that building endurance is the most important thing about preparing for a successful RAGBRAI, but I’m here to tell you that a close second to ...

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    AAA-The Auto Club Group is pleased to announce that free bicycle service is now included with all membership levels. This innovative service will provide an additional level of safety ...

Latest Videos

  • The full 2017 RAGBRAI route is out. Watch this video for a detailed look.

  • Take a closer look at where the 2017 RAGBRAI route will go.

  • T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI director, talks about the 2017 route after the announcement on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

  • Watch a replay of the full RAGBRAI route announcement live show.

  • A RAGBRAI icon Paul Bernhard aka \u0022Mr. Pork Chop\u0022 passed away November, 2016 and RAGBRAI Nation shared photos with Mr. Pork Chop on the ride through the years.

  • The Bacoon Ride returns for its fourth year on the Raccoon River Trail on Saturday, June 17.

  • From the creators of the Bacoon Ride comes the new ride for women, Pigtails at the Prairie Trail on Saturday, May 20.

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz announces the overnight towns for RAGBRAI 2017.

  • 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. It's rated the third-easiest RAGBRAI ever.

  • Attendees at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party joined in a mass \u0022pork chop\u0022 call in honor of ride legend Mr. Pork Chop, Paul Bernhard, who died last year.

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