RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Best of RAGBRAI 2009

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

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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.

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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.

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Bare Naked Ladies at Ribfest

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

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Latest Blog Posts

  • RAGBRAI Training: How Much Riding Should I Do to Prepare for RAGBRAI?

    This is probably the most common question I receive so chances are you have wondered about this as well. I’ll start by giving my standard answer. I suggest ...

  • Chris Charron (1961-2016)

    We are saddened to learn that Chris Charron, of Maxwell, IA, passed away on Friday while visiting his daughter and grandchildren in Pennsylvania.

  • Remembering Chris Charron

    The thoughts and prayers of the ‪#‎RAGBRAI‬ Nation are with the family of Chris Charron. Chris had a huge heart and always thought of ways to help others.

  • A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

    The deadline for online week-long registration is April 1. You must have your entry submitted and payment made by April 1, don’t wait until after the lottery to submit your ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Saturday, July 30 - Washington to Muscatine

    Here is the complete route from Washington to Muscatine. The ride encompasses 49.7 miles with just 1,314 feet of climb. Riders will visit all first-time towns on their ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 29 - Ottumwa to Washington

    Here is the complete route from Ottumwa to Washington. The riders will enjoy 68.5 miles that includes 2,541 feet of climb. Riders will make welcome stops in Hedrick ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Thursday, July 28 - Centerville to Ottumwa

    Here is the complete route from Centerville to Ottumwa. The route travels 50.7 miles with just 1,999 feet of climb. The morning ride over Rathbun Dam is a ...

  • Hydration Tips from nuun: 5 Tips to Stay Hydrated

    Here is the first in a series of hydration tips from nuun as you prepare for RAGBRAI. nuun is the official hydration sponsor of RAGBRAI. Staying hydrated is easier ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Wednesday, July 27 - Leon to Centerville

    The route treks mainly east for 65.1 miles with just 2,708 feet of climb. You can tell friends that you rode your bike to New York, Bethlehem and Mystic ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Tuesday, July 26 - Creston to Leon

    Here is the complete route from Creston to Leon. The route travels 58.5 miles with a challenging 3,318 feet of climb. You will get to ride some nice ...

Latest Videos

  • Darrel Harken of Riceville said goodbye to his daughter Grace as she headed home on her bike. Moments later he and his other daughter Hannan stop at a car accident only to discover the woman who was hit by a car is Grace.

  • Where will RAGBRAI ride in 2016? See the full RAGBRAI XLIV route including overnight and stopover towns.

  • 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."

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