The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

RAGBRAI 2014 DATES

RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party
Des Moines, Iowa, January 25, 2014

RAGBRAI Expo, July 19, 2014

RAGBRAI XLII, July 20-26, 2014

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VIKING, September 28, 2013 at 8:13 am

Mich. Don’t forget November 15, 2013 —- Registration opens.
Every body signs up on the first day.

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Sandaltan, September 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Yeah, November 15th is an important date, it is C.W. McCall’s birthday. Do ya suppose it is the same C.W. that used to do the Council Bluffs shuffle with Mavis Davis??? I wonder when Mavis Davis was born???

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“Bicycle Bill”, September 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Of course it is….I was at the drive-in theater over by Pisgah watching “True Grit” and heard the whole story from Officers Lewis and Clark of the Pottawattamie County “Sin Patrol” there.

-“BB”-

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Sandaltan, September 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I got a cousin who lives between Moorhead and Soldier and he was told C.W. and Mavis did the Council Bluffs shuffle, in public, with the “Pisgah grip”!! That was scandalous in those days, some blue noses even boycotted Old Home Bread and (gasp) accused C.W. of mistreating Sloan. Fortunately the whole thing blew over quickly. I shudder to think about the Pisgah grip……….pity the children who may have witnessed the foul act!!!

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Michrider !!!, September 30, 2013 at 5:50 am

Registration opens for RAGBRAI 2014, in just 45 days. The route announcement party takes place in the middle of winter. I hate winter!!!! The announcement is about the only good thing about winter!!!!

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“Bicycle Bill”, October 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Mich, how sure are you on the date for the Route Announcement Party?  If I want to attend I have to put in a request for time off to attend, and I can request days off no more than 90 days in advance….and they get filled so quickly that if I want to make sure I get, let’s say, 1/25/2014 I need to submit my request, online, immediately after midnight on 10/27/2013.

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Michrider !!!, October 8, 2013 at 6:08 am

“Bicycle Bill”: Mich, how sure are you on the date for the Route Announcement Party? If I want to attend I have to put in a request for time off to attend, and I can request days off no more than 90 days in advance….and they get filled so quickly that if I want to make sure I get, let’s say, 1/25/2014 I need to submit my request, online, immediately after midnight on 10/27/2013.

Beebs, that date came from TJ!!!!!! Let me know if you decide to go!!!!

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jwsknk, October 8, 2013 at 7:55 am

Up under “Registration”
RAGBRAI XLII
July 20-26, 2014
Registration for the 2014 RAGBRAI opens November 15, 2013.
Important Dates:
November 15, 2013 —- Registration opens
January 25, 2014 — RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party
April 1, 2014 — Registration Deadline for Week-long Riders

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Ragbrai Nation, October 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm

October 27th will mark 265 days to R-XLII.

You may ask, why is that significant? 265 days?

Because… 265 days is a full 100 days SHORT of a year to the ride. And you may think, “so.”

So… if you are a first-time rider, consider: Ragbrai is a step-process!

265 days leaves you…

1) …Less than one month to registration opening.
2) …Finding the leisurely bike rides that you have enjoyed over late summer (or since Ragbrai XLI) are officially at end. It is the time to start adding extra miles to each of your fall rides in preparation for Ragbrai XLII.
4) …Considering purchasing an indoor trainer to maintain (or build) your biking fitness over the winter months.
5) …If you have been waffling over the idea of participating in next year’s ride, you should commit NOW.
6) …Informing your better half, friends, employer and possible support personnel that you will be fulfilling your dream in a mere 9 months. (!)
7 …Realising you don’t have the bike of choice for multi-day road biking and considering obtaining one and/or taking advantage of late-season pricing.

Did I omit anything?

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Tony, October 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I have another important date to add. Well important to me. I’m marring Judy Aug 23, 2014. I hope my RAGBRAI friends get to meet her next year. She is a cyclist. I finely found my biker chic!

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Sandaltan, October 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Hey Tony; will she let you keep that carpeting???? If she says it has to go I am with Judy!! Get some nice 12 mil laminate flooring.

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“Bicycle Bill”, October 13, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Does she know this? 😛

Hey seriously, congratulations, Tony!!!
Post a picture or two whydontcha?

-“BB”-

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Tony, October 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Judy said the carpet has to go. She has talked me into replacing it with vinyl plank flooring. Its actually very derable and easy to lay.

I’ll get a pic posted soon.

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Ben.A, October 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Congrats Tony. You could have a part in next RAGBRAI and formal announcement.

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Michrider !!!, October 20, 2013 at 5:45 am

Tony: Judy said the carpet has to go. She has talked me into replacing it with vinyl plank flooring. Its actually very derable and easy to lay.
I’ll get a pic posted soon.

Tony congratulations on your upcoming marriage! However, I will miss the carpeting, showing up in your bike pictures!!!!

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