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Best of RAGBRAI 2011

The best images from another fun ride with RAGBRAI.

161 Photos

RAGBRAI XL Route Announcement Party

Photos from Saturday, Jan. 28 announcement of the 2012 RAGBRAI route.

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RAGBRAI 2011 on Tuesday

Riders, including Lance Armstrong, travel from Carroll to Boone.

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Lance Armstrong in Carroll on the RAGBRAI route

Cycling champ and Livestrong leader Lance Armstrong visits Carroll, Iowa, during RAGBRAI.

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RAGBRAI 2011 on Monday

RAGBRAI XXXIX riders head from Atlantic to Carroll.

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RAGBRAI 2011 on Sunday

RAGBRAI XXXIX began on Sunday, with the ride going from Glenwood to Atlantic.

40 Photos

2011 Photos from you

Share your RAGBRAI photos

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Best of RAGBRAI 2010

See the best photos from RAGBRAI 2010.

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2010 RAGBRAI - Sat. July 31

RAGBRAI riders make their way to the final stop - to dip their tires in the Mississippi at Dubuque, 442 miles after starting at the Missouri River seven days earlier.

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2010 RAGBRAI Friday

RAGBRAI made its way from Waterloo to Manchester Friday.

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2010 RAGBRAI Thursday

RAGBRAI made its way from Charles City to Waterloo on Thursday.

43 Photos

2010 RAGBRAI Wednesday

RAGBRAI made its way from Clear Lake to Charles City Wednesday.

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2010 RAGBRAI Tuesday

RAGBRAI made its way from Algona to Clear Lake Tuesday.

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2010 RAGBRAI Monday

RAGBRAI 2010 made its way from Storm Lake to Algona Monday.

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2010 RAGBRAI Sunday

RAGBRAI 2010 made its way from Sioux City to Storm Lake on Sunday.

46 Photos

2010 RAGBRAI Saturday

RAGBRAI 2010 opened in Sioux City with tire dipping and a concert by Smash Mouth.

54 Photos

RAGBRAI 2010 Route Announcement Party

See photos from RAGBRAI's inaugural route party, Jan. 30 at Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines.

60 Photos

Best of RAGBRAI 2009

The best photos from Des Moines Register photographers from the 2009 RAGBRAI.

100 Photos

Ragbrai Sunday

Ragbrai travels from Council Bluffs to Red Oak Sunday.

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RAGBRAI Monday

RAGBRAI travels from Red Oak to Greenfield Monday.

43 Photos

RAGBRAI-Tuesday

Riders travel from Greenfield to the overnight stop in Indianola.

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RAGBRAI Wednesday

Riders are on their way from Indianola to Chariton on Wednesday.

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RAGBRAI Thursday

Riders travel from Chariton to Ottumwa, with stops in Millerton, Bethlehem, Confidence, Iconium, Honey Creek Resort, Moravia, Lake Rathbun, Unionville and Blakesburg.

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RAGBRAI Friday

Riders travel from Ottumwa to Mount Pleasant, with stops in Hedrick, Martinsburg, Pekin, Packwood, Pleasant Plain, Brighton, Germanville, and Lockridge.

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RAGBRAI Saturday

RAGBRAI makes it way to the Mississippi River on Saturday.

28 Photos

Bare Naked Ladies at Ribfest

The Bare Naked Ladies rock the crowd at Mid-America Ribfest in Council Bluffs Saturday night.

15 Photos

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Latest Blog Posts

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Video: How does it feel to finish RAGBRAI?

    Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

  • Video: Whoa! RAGBRAI riders overlook the scenic view in Guttenberg

    Riders stopped for photos on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River at Guttenberg.

  • "Strawberry Shortcake" greets RAGBRAI riders

    The 15-year-old Starmont High School student hands out strawberry hard candies to RAGBRAI riders in Strawberry Point

  • Video: Iowa's favorite bachelor steals hearts on RAGBRAI

    Iowan "Bachelorette" competitor Chris Soules greets riders in Strawberry Point

  • Iowa's favorite bachelor steals hearts in Strawberry Point

    A tire dip in the Mississippi is a rite of passage for RAGBRAI riders - but a smile and a hug from Iowa's favorite bachelor was the must-have photo opportunity ...

Latest Videos

  • 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

  • Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL tight end Dallas Clark talks about his second RAGBRAI and his hope of someday moving his family back to Iowa.

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty in Iowa and for their funky socks!

  • Jason Pardie, of Muscatine, is participating in his sixth RAGBRAI on a unicycle.

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty on RAGBRAI and for their funky socks.

  • A Dutch woman describes the differences of biking in the Netherlands and biking in Iowa.

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