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
We are pleased to introduce the official 2015 RAGBRAI XLIII jersey!
We are excited to reveal our new logo for RAGBRAI XLIII and 2015!
All of us here at RAGBRAI would like to thank those who took the time to complete the surveys after RAGBRAI XLII. 4,470 online surveys were completed, providing ...
A section of the popular Great Western Trail in Des Moines would no longer pass through Willow Creek Golf Course, under a plan being pursued by the course's owner.
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Want to return or exchange an item you purchased on RAGBRAI? Here's how.
Riders handed her cash from spandex pockets and small-town American Legions put up tip jars to help along the way. So far, Hameister’s raised more than $1,700 for the campaign, ...
by John Karras, Grampa RAGBRAI A strange, but predictable, thing happened this year to Ann and I on our way to our umpteenth time to ride RAGBRAI–we were physically unable to ...
The children of the RAGBRAI XLII overnight communities were invited to participate in the annual RAGBRAI Kids’ Art Contest. The contest called for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to ...
Well, another RAGBRAI is done and in the books. I hope you enjoyed yourself and I also hope this blogs gave you some advice that helped you prepare adequately for ...
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.
Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.
Riders stopped for photos on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River at Guttenberg.
Iowan "Bachelorette" competitor Chris Soules greets riders in Strawberry Point
Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL tight end Dallas Clark talks about his second RAGBRAI and his hope of someday moving his family back to Iowa.
The LeBeaus are known as royalty in Iowa and for their funky socks!
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