RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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Join Us for the RAGBRAI Reunion on August 27

Join Us for the RAGBRAI Reunion on August 27

Come join us for the RAGBRAI Reunion featuring the RIDE RIGHT meeting and fun ride on the High Trestle Trail

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Carroll Artists Win RAGBRAI Kids' Art Contest

Carroll Artists Win RAGBRAI Kids’ Art Contest

Congratulations to Anna Wanninger, Abby Wanninger and Cal Wanninger of Carroll who won the Kids' Art Contest for RAGBRAI XXXIX. The Wannigers attend Kuemper Catholic School in Carroll.

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RAGBRAI's big honeymoon farm party

RAGBRAI’s big honeymoon farm party

Lance Armstrong missed one of Tuesday’s biggest RAGBRAI parties at Shane and Alisa Olson’s five-acre farmstead east of Churdan. The couple — he’s 37, she’s 28 — got married Saturday ...

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RAGBRAI: Collapsed in the grass

RAGBRAI: Collapsed in the grass

I caught up with rider and Team Numb Nutz member Keith Shaver of St. Louis, Mo., in Lewis, Ia — the last pass-through town on the first day of RAGBRAI ...

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A Big Thanks to Mark Wyatt and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition for the Safety Tips

A Big Thanks to Mark Wyatt and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition for the Safety Tips

We just wanted to thank Mark Wyatt, the Executive Director of the Iowa Bicycle Coaltion, for writing the RAGBRAI RIDE RIGHT Safety Blogs this year. Mark gave some great ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #10: The RIGHT Condition

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #10: The RIGHT Condition

Over the past two months, I have written articles on choosing a bike, wearing a helmet, communicating to other riders, riding safely and legally, keeping focused on what is going ...

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A Big Thanks to Our Training Coach, David Ertl!

A Big Thanks to Our Training Coach, David Ertl!

We just wanted to thank Coach David Ertl for writing the RAGBRAI Training Blogs this year. Coach gave some great tips to help you prepare so you can enjoy ...

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RAGBRAI Training: How to Enjoy Your RAGBRAI Experience

RAGBRAI Training: How to Enjoy Your RAGBRAI Experience

Okay, your preparation is just about done and all that is left for you to do is to travel to western Iowa and begin your great bicycle ride across Iowa. ...

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Iowa Air National Guard Returns to Support Thirsty RAGBRAIers

Iowa Air National Guard Returns to Support Thirsty RAGBRAIers

If the heat index in Iowa is anywhere close to what we are experiencing this week, you'll be glad to see the men from the Iowa Air National Guard along ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #9: The RIGHT Attention

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #9: The RIGHT Attention

It isn’t easy to concentrate for seven days of bicycle riding with 10,000 or more people, but you have to. There are all kinds of things to pay attention ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Video: How did Joe Sixpack get his nickname?

    Ever heard of a beer columnist? Well RAGBRAI has! Hear what Donald 'Joe Sixpack' Russell has to say about being a beer reporter.

  • 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.

Latest Videos

  • Chuck Shropshire of Ventura Fire Department helps riders navigate through his town.

  • 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.

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