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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.

27 Photos

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

220 Photos

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.

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.

86 Photos

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 Route Inspection Pre-Ride Set for May 31- June 6

    For the eleventh consecutive year, the RAGBRAI staff and a select group of cyclists will ride the entire RAGBRAI route 50 days in advance of the event. The mission ...

  • Thank You

    In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Country and our Freedom.  We thank you

  • Happy Armed Forces Day

    Happy Armed Forces Day to all of those who answered the call to serve. Each summer, all of the branches of our military have several large and small teams of ...

  • 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. ...

  • How RAGBRAI Began!  Unearthed Photos from Karras and Kaul's 1971 Ride that Spawned RAGBRAI

    Vintage photos were discovered of Donald Kaul and John Karras bicycling the rural Iowa roads in 1971, two full years before our official two-wheeled genesis.

  • 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). ...

  • 2015 RAGBRAI Expo Gearing Up with Great Vendors!

    RAGBRAI Expo is where RAGBRAI begins! Plan to attend the annual RAGBRAI Expo on Saturday, July 18 at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa from noon until 9 ...

  • Bike MS: Iowa, Saturday, June 27

    Don’t just ride, Bike MS! Ride 25, 50 or 75 miles, and celebrate your finish with live music and free beer from Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny Iowa! Bike MS is unlike any ...

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tips: TIP #1 The RIGHT Stuff

    If you have committed to riding RAGBRAI this year, it all starts with Tip #1, the RIGHT stuff. And when I say stuff, I mean bicycle. Every RAGBRAI ...

  • Don’t fly with your bike, have it shipped to RAGBRAI!

    If you are flying to the start of RAGBRAI, avoid the hassle and ship your bike.  Any one of these bike shipping companies are ready and able to ship your ...

Latest Videos

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz points out highlights of the pass-through towns along the route cyclists will follow July 19 to 25, 2015.

  • RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz previews the 8 towns that the ride has never touched.

  • Tune in to RAGBRAI.com this weekend to be the first to know the details of this year's route. RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz shares when the rookie pass through towns, full route map will be announced.

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz annouces the 2015 overnight towns. Ride will start in Sioux City and end in Davenport.

  • The Register's Kyle Munson and Michael Morain attempt to get an early look at the 2015 RAGBRAI route

  • We are excited to reveal our new logo for RAGBRAI XLIII and 2015! If you join us on our ride across the state next year, you’ll be sure to see welcoming Iowans, lots of farmland and… well you’ll just have to watch the video to find out.

  • Bicyclist Shawn Gosch of Onawa was hit and killed June 20, 2014, by a motorist on Iowa Highway 7 west of Manson. Under Iowa law, the driver of the vehicle was charged with a misdemeanor for unsafe passing and fined little more than $1,550.

  • Look back on the ride of 2014 in this video highlight reel.

  • 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.

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