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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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  • Lost and Found on RAGBRAI®

    Did you get home from RAGBRAI with less than what you started with?  Lost wallets, drivers licenses, and credit cards have already been returned to their owners.  We have several ...

  • Merchandise Returns and Exchanges

    Want to return or exchange an item you purchased on RAGBRAI? Here's how.

  • Meet the woman who rode RAGBRAI in combat boots

    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, ...

  • RAGBRAI Reflections with John Karras

    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 ...

  • Rock Valley's Jaydn Faber Wins the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest

    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 ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Don’t put your bike away now!

    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 ...

  • Top 10 things we'll remember about RAGBRAI XLII

    After 42 years, each ride can seem pretty much like the one before -- except when they don't.

  • RAGBRAI celebrity Taco Johnson helps dad, son connect

    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.

  • Beer ride: Microbrews catch up on RAGBRAI

    RAGBRAI has a reputation for being awash in light beer from corporate breweries. Yet more craft brewers are training palates at the state's biggest rolling party.

  • Conquered: What cyclists defeated to finish RAGBRAI

    This was only my fourth time on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, and yet I struggle to conjure an appropriate description of this bizarre, beloved pilgrimage that ...

Latest Videos

  • 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!

  • 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.

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