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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

  • 86-year-old world bicycling champ takes it easy on RAGBRAI

    Carl Grove doesn't look like a world champion. He doesn't look 86 years old, either, but it's true.

  • Native's kids visit Iowa for first time on RAGBRAI

    Though 58-year-old Tom Murray is from Storm Lake, his kids, who live in China and Minnesota, had never visited the state.

  • RAGBRAI riders visit Buddy Holly's last stop

    RAGBRAI riders boogied on the dance floor with their decorated helmets and sweat-drenched shirts, as they visited the last place Buddy Holly played before he died in a plane crash ...

  • Forest City starts cleanup, plans for more toilets next time

    Cleanup is "a community effort," said Gary Ludwig, the chairman of Forest City RAGBRAI. "That's what RAGBRAI is about. Everyone does something."

  • Lance Armstrong lost-bag tweet elicits disparaging responses

    Lance Armstrong asked on Twitter Tuesday night for help finding a lost bag in Forest City. The replies included no sign of the bag, but plenty of jabs about Armstrong's ...

  • Video: Lance Armstrong hangs out with fans in Bancroft

    Mr. Pork Chop was the star of the show, but Lance Armstrong also shook some hands in Bancroft on Tuesday. The Register's Mary Willie put together this video:

  • What to look for Wednesday

    Here’s a quick look ahead toward Wednesday’s 38-mile ride from Emmetsburg to Forest City

  • RVs roll alongside bikes in Forest City

    Bicycles make the main appearance during RAGBRAI, but in Forest City, motor homes and recreational vehicles are king.

  • Munson: Celebrating a legend in Bancroft

    Tuesday was unofficial legends day on RAGBRAI XLII.

  • Milford police: Drunken driver injured RAGBRAI pedestrians

    A central Iowa woman was charged with drunken driving and failure to use headlamps late Sunday after authorities said she ran into two pedestrians who had been riding RAGBRAI, the ...

Latest Videos

  • Check out these two guys who brought some interesting guitars along for the RAGBRAI ride!

  • The Des Moines Register Illustrator talks about his design for this year's fantastic RAGBRAI poster!

  • The NPR crew and son-of-Mr.-Pork-Chop Matt Bernhard speak to the Register's Michael Morain.

  • A high pressure system will bring cooler, drier air to central Iowa on Wednesday. RAGBRAI riders can look forward to a much more comfortable ride

  • Lance Armstrong met riders and the famed Mr. Pork Chop during a RAGBRAI stop in Bancroft on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

  • Bancroft is the home town of Paul Bernhard, the original Mr. Pork Chop.

  • The Andorfer family, led by father Gene, 80, uses RAGBRAI as a chance to spend a week together.

  • We asked RAGBRAI riders about their porkchop from the famous Mr. Pork Chop in Bancroft.

  • Titonka firefighters hostes a water battle fundraiser with fire hoses Tuesday afternoon.

  • A time-lapse video shows the flow of bicycles through Bancroft on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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