RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
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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

  • 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 ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

    Spring is here and it is time to get serious about your preparation for RAGBRAI. It is a mere 15 weeks away so it is time to start building ...

  • Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX will be Rocking in Hiawatha!

    Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and writer on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert showcases all the STYX ...

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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