July 20-26, 2014
Here’s a day-to-day breakdown of the RAGBRAI XLII Overnight Host Communities.
Saturday, July 19
Rock Valley, Iowa
Web site: Rock Valley
RAGBRAI Expo from 12 noon – 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 20
Ride from Rock Valley to Okoboji ~ 69 Miles
Hull, Boyden, Sheldon (Meeting), Melvin & May City
Okoboji & the Iowa Great Lakes
Web site: Okoboji
Web site: Emmetsburg
Forest City, Iowa
Web site: Forest City
Wednesday, July 23
Ride from Forest City to Mason City ~ 41 Miles
Ventura & Clear Lake (Meeting)
Mason City, Iowa
Web site: Mason City
Web site: Waverly
Web site: Independence
Saturday, July 26
Ride from Independence to Guttenberg ~ 68 Miles
Winthrop, Lamont, Strawberry Point, Edgewood (Meeting) & Garber
Web site: Guttenberg
Main Stage Entertainment: Side Project (Friday 7/18) Krankstate & Top Flight
Opening Acts: Guttenberg German Band & Dave Poggenklass
You will have the opportunity to apply for housing with the overnight towns after May 1. You will need to be registered before April 1 and have your wristband number when applying. You will not be guaranteed housing but the towns will do the best they can to fill as many requests as they can. RAGBRAI is mainly a camping event and there is free camping in the RAGBRAI campground for all registered riders
It's the final day of RAGBRAI XLII. Here’s a quick look ahead toward Saturday’s 69-mile ride from Independence to Guttenberg and the Mississippi River
Chris Soules is scheduled to appear from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Strawberry Point fire and rescue fundraiser, representatives said.
Someday, Tyler and Miki Granberg can tell their future kiddo that RAGBRAI helped bring them together.
Westgate, Ia. — Pete Renss from Rochester, Minn., scurried into the library here and asked the librarian behind the counter to sign his white T-shirt. The librarian isn’t a celebrity. But ...
Jason Pardie, of Muscatine, will celebrate his golden birthday Saturday by unicycling into Guttenberg from Independence. The 25-year-old (for several more hours anyway) is ...
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.
Bremer, Ia. — I signed up for a bike ride, not a swim meet. The rainy days on RAGBRAI take on an entirely different, dreary tone. The silence is striking: Bicyclists wrapped ...
RAGBRAI riders can expect a wet morning as thunderstorms move across the route, but clear skies are coming. Rain is expected to clear up in the area of the route between ...
WAVERLY–Some riders are packing up early after storms rolled into Waverly overnight. “Why not leave early when it’s cold and wet,” said Ann Marie ...
RAGBRAI is better known for pie, pork and corn than kittens. But it was a litter of five mewling kittens frolicking on the lawn that captured the hearts of riders Thursday ...
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.
Brian Klitzke of Des Moines has brought along a Lego Minifigure known as Taco Johnson which he has been taking pictures in settings across the state during RAGBRAI and sharing images on the social media site Instagram.
RAGBRAI riders crammed into the school to warm up. Wish you were here!
A lightning bolt shook awake campers around 3 a.m. in Waverly. Some head home early due to morning storm.
RAGBRAI is often a family tradition. This year, riders are paying special tributes to family members who are no longer on the ride.
Bill Wentworth of Marble Rock told riders he founded the town -- you know, back in the 1800s.
Elizabeth Reetz from Team Archaeology plays the vintage "Game of Iowa" at East Park in Mason City.
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