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  • Time-lapse video: RAGBRAI through Bancroft

    We set up a camera in Bancroft to create this time-lapse video of RAGBRAI passing through. Take a look:

  • Braving the Karras Loop

    BANCROFT, Ia. — Some RAGBRAI riders decided to drudge through an extra 26 sweaty miles and conquer the Karras Loop, Tuesday. The loop, which went through Burt and Lone Rock, is ...

  • Video: Slow-motion toilet toss in Burt

    This is exactly what it says on the tin. The toilet toss in Burt on the Karras Loop, in slow motion.

  • Video: Meet the NPR crew and Matt Bernhard

    The Register's Michael Morain interviewed Matt Bernhard, son of Mr. Pork Chop Paul Bernhard, and Don Gonyea, Scott Horsley and Arnie Seipel of National Public Radio at the meeting town, ...

  • Peppermint spray refreshes cyclists

    "We're doing a peppermint aromatherapy spritz to kind of cool people off," said licensed massage therapist Christina Gibbs, owner of Spa-Dee-Dah.

  • Tooth fairy flits through RAGBRAI

    Wring out the floss and brighten those smiles, because the tooth fairy has come to RAGBRAI.

  • Serendipitous meeting with Team Nasty (but nice)

    Just how nasty is Team Nasty? Not very, according to its members.

  • Video: Lance Armstrong serving drinks back in Rock Valley

    Did you miss Lance Armstrong's bartending appearance late Saturday? Here's video of him with fans.

  • Update: Custom bike builder died on RAGBRAI

    Tom Teesdale of West Branch, well known for his work building custom bicycle frames, is the man who died Monday while riding RAGBRAI.

  • Former NFL player rides RAGBRAI for slain coach

    Former NFL center Casey Wiegmann (Kansas City Chiefs, etc.) rides with the Ed Thomas Family Foundation team.

Latest Videos

  • 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.

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

  • Riders who took the Karras Loop for a 105-mile day got a special bonus: the toilet toss in Burt. We've slowed the video down for extra fun.

  • It's been very comfortable, except for being a bit warm when it's 100 degrees out.

  • RAGBRAI passed through Ringsted and impressed the mayor.

  • Team Nasty shares their strategy, and welcomes others to join them, for tackling headwinds.

  • Lance Armstrong returned to the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa to be greeted by a throng of excited fans. He was the life of the party, sipping a beer while signing autographs and snapping selfies.

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