RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

RAGBRAI is over for another year. Congratulations on riding more than 400 miles in one week (or however many miles you rode). Not many people ever ride their ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Some Final Thoughts Prior to RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: Some Final Thoughts Prior to RAGBRAI

Here you are, on the verge of embarking on RAGBRAI. Here are a few tips to consider for this final week to ensure that you have a great ride ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI - Heat and Humidity

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Heat and Humidity

In the past couple of blogs I’ve been dealing with the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI. This blog covers the final two, Heat and Humidity. I will deal with these together ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H's of RAGBRAI - Hills

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Hills

Here is the next installment of Coach David Ertl's series on the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI: Headwinds, Hills, Heat and Humidity. This week he focuses on Hills and how you ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H's of RAGBRAI - Headwinds

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Headwinds

In my last blog, I discussed the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Hills, Headwinds, Heat and Humidity. This time I am going to focus on Headwinds and how you ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4H's of RAGBRAI

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. ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

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). ...

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RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

Spring is here and it is time to get serious about your preparation for RAGBRAI. It is a mere 15 weeks away so it is time to start building ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Get Out (or Stay In) and Ride!

RAGBRAI Training: Get Out (or Stay In) and Ride!

RAGBRAI XLIII is still five months away but that is no reason not to think about getting on your bike and starting your preparation. I don’t know what the weather ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up Now for Another Fun and Successful RAGBRAI in 2015!

RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up Now for Another Fun and Successful RAGBRAI in 2015!

Once again Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips to help you prepare for a successful and fun RAGBRAI. Regardless of your goals, whether to ride the entire ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • RAGBRAI 2016: Route heads to scenic southern Iowa

    Don’t let perceptions fool you. The XLIV RAGBRAI course will lead cyclists across the state’s scenic southern terrain, but it’s not as daunting as ...

  • Honor RAGBRAI creators with a statue

    The amorphous summertime spree known as RAGBRAI is beautiful and revolutionary precisely because it’s in perpetual motion. Before “Star Wars.” Before anybody cared about ...

  • Bacon Biking Fever Returns!

    Ride for El Cured! The third annual BACooN Ride - the world's best bacon biking event - will be Saturday, June 18.

  • Download the New RAGBRAI Android App

    Check out our all-new Android app! RAGBRAI planning just got easier.

  • How to Watch the Route Announcement Live

    We can't wait to find out where we'll be spending our summer! Here's how to watch the 2016 RAGBRAI Route Announcement live this Saturday, January 23.

  • Guess the Route Contest Results

    The RAGBRAI XLIV Guess the Route Contest preliminary results are in! See where your fellow riders think we will go this year.

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

    Do you have what it takes? Can you guess the eight overnight towns for RAGBRAI XLIV? Enter the contest and see how close you come!

  • Make Plans to Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party

    Do you want to know the 2016 RAGBRAI Route? Attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party. This year the big event moves to CAPITAL SQUARE (400 Locust Street) for two levels ...

  • RAGBRAI Registration for 2016 Is Open!

    Been thinking about great Iowa hospitality and all that RAGBRAI has to offer? Relax! Registration is now open for RAGBRAI XLIV!! If you’ve registered before, take note: the username and password ...

  • Coming Soon - New Online RAGBRAI Registration System

    To meet higher security demands brought about because of internet fraud, we found it necessary to upgrade our online registration system. We took this opportunity to incorporate some changes that ...

Latest Videos

  • Register reporters talk with RAGBRAI founder John Karras about the announcement that RAGBRAI and the Des Moines Register were working to create a statue of Karras and fellow founder Don Kaul.

  • RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz talks about the southern Iowa 2016 route. "We haven't been to some of these towns in a long time!" he says.

  • Miss the live RAGBRAI 2016 overnight town announcement show? Join Kyle Munson, Michael Morain as they chat with RAGBRAI riders and towns vying for a spot on this year's route. And learn the overnight towns, of course!

  • Watch as RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz unveils the 2016 RAGBRAI overnight towns. The route is heading to the southern cities of Glenwood, Shenandoah, Creston, Leon, Centerville, Ottumwa, Washington and Muscatine.

  • Get the details on this year's RAGBRAI overnight towns in southern Iowa.

  • Join the "Tr3s" amigos for the 2016 BACooN ride June 18 on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. There will be a plethora of bacon.

  • What will the route go for RAGBRAI 2016? Register reporter Kyle Munson and Michael Morain try again to get the early scoop.

  • This year's logo theme is "It's time to take a break."

  • We made a new camel friend, played human foos-ball and did the required slip and sliding. Relive the 2015 RAGBRAI ride with some of our favorite moments. And get ready for the 2016 route announcement party in January.

  • "This is my gift to you guys," said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, IA.

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