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RAGBRAI 2012: Marshalltown weathers storm without injuries, damage

RAGBRAI 2012: Marshalltown weathers storm without injuries, damage

MARSHALLTOWN, Ia. – Though last night’s storm ruined the town’s planned activities, Marshalltown weathered it without serious injuries or damage, Police Chief Mike Tupper said this morning. One rider who fell was ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: ‘It’s been a family affair,’ a 40-year veteran says

RAGBRAI 2012: ‘It’s been a family affair,’ a 40-year veteran says

MARSHALLTOWN, Ia. — As the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa celebrates its birthday tonight in Cedar Rapids, eight dedicated people will take the stage for a short ceremony. They ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Storms lash town overnight

RAGBRAI 2012: Storms lash town overnight

MARSHALLTOWN, Ia. — The heat has eased, but the first thing to take its place Wednesday night in parts of Iowa was 70-mph wind gusts. There was no immediate word of ...

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RAGBRAI 2012 Medical director rolls with the heat

RAGBRAI 2012 Medical director rolls with the heat

STORY CITY, Ia. — Cruising at 65 mph, Bob Libby has one of the fastest rides on the RAGBRAI route: an ambulance. As medical director for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle ...

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Munson: The characters that give RAGBRAI 2012 meaning

Munson: The characters that give RAGBRAI 2012 meaning

ZEARING, Ia. — This is what RAGBRAI’s random, homespun social magic is all about, folks: On a whim I park my bicycle and knock on the door of a farm ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Hands across Hamilton County

RAGBRAI 2012: Hands across Hamilton County

Jewell — Well, at least it was a good idea. Locals in Jewell and Ellsworth were hoping to persuade RAGBRAI riders to set aside their bikes for a moment at 10 ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: At ride's midpoint, 1st-timers share what they've learned

RAGBRAI 2012: At ride’s midpoint, 1st-timers share what they’ve learned

RAGBRAI first-timers pedaled through the hump day of the statewide bicycle trek on Wednesday. So far, the ride’s uninitiated – known by the word “virgin” penned on their legs – ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: At the crossroads in Jewell

RAGBRAI 2012: At the crossroads in Jewell

Ohio resident Keith Castle will play his harmonica anywhere along the route people will listen. Standing on a corner in Jewell, the second town on today’s route, the second-time RAGBRAI rider ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Flying down the road and, boy, are their arms tired.

RAGBRAI 2012: Flying down the road and, boy, are their arms tired.

Kamrar — A dozen RAGBRAI riders from Adaptive Sports Iowa stopped for a shady break here before pumping down the road on their arm-powered bikes. The group is a mix of ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Olympic trials in Kamrar

RAGBRAI 2012: Olympic trials in Kamrar

Kamrar — There may be some last-minute additions to the U.S. Olympic Team in London, judging from the athletic skills on display here this morning. The owners of Pickles Pub ...

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  • Man crosses paths with RAGBRAI on cross-continental trip

    Keith Davis traveled from Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

  • Siblings meet for first time at RAGBRAI

    To the average bystander, Deborah Anderson, 47, and Christian Parkes, 48, look like any brother and sister riding RAGBRAI together. Outside Vine Street Cellars in Glenwood, they joked and laughed with ...

  • Cyclists head west to dip in Missouri

    Hundreds of riders donated to the Glenwood baseball and softball club for a chance to get wet in the Missouri River, which is a few miles away from this year's ...

  • Video: Man rides bike across North and South America

    Keith Davis traveled from Glasgow, Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

  • Video: RAGBRAI Tire Dip in Glenwood

    Riders dip their back tires in tanks of Missouri River water before the start of RAGBRAI.

  • Video: WHO-HD forecast: Expect hot, dry day across Iowa

  • Video: Hyperlapse tour of the RAGBRAI Expo

    Zoom around the expo to see what's happening in Glenwood.

  • Honoring the Veterans of RAGBRAI on Monday

    This year RAGBRAI wanted to pay tribute to all the armed service members on our ride - so in Creston on Monday night, we will host a short service in ...

  • "Mile of Silence" and Iowa Bicycle Coalition Petition Brings Awareness to Fatal Bike Crashes

    There have now been eight people that died in bicycle deaths on Iowa's roads and trails. Eight is double the number from 2015 and the highest total since 2010. ...

  • RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #10: The RIGHT Condition

    This is my final article on RIDE RIGHT before the big ride. Ironically, the big tip is “Get yourself in good physical shape.” We start riding on Sunday, ...

Latest Videos

  • Deb Anderson talks about meeting her brother, Christian Parkes, at RAGBRAI. The two spent time together outside Vine Street Cellars in Glenwood on Saturday.

  • Keith Davis traveled from Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

  • Riders dip their back tires in tanks of Missouri River water before the start of RAGBRAI.

  • The ridge of high pressure that kept our temperatures HOT this week is starting to break down, which will allow the weather to return to normal. Monday and Tuesday look to stay dry with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

  • Zoom around the expo to see what's happening in Glenwood.

  • RAGBRAI FRIDAY: Stop by West Chester Community Center, a former school which in its first year graduated two students in 1921. It is now known for its current \u0022residents\u0022 as locals call the ghostly sightings confirmed by two paranormal gro

  • The Todd House Museum in Tabor, was formerly a stop on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War era.

  • Lyle Dumont talks about his impressive model train display at the Dumont Museum in Sigourney. He began building it in 2008. You can see it Friday on RAGBRAI.

  • Whistle Nut and his bull, Ole, will be in Humeston offering RAGBRAI riders on Wednesday a chance to ride a professional rodeo bull.

  • As RAGBRAI rolls into Villisca on Day 2, riders may want to take advantage of $5 tours of the Villisca Ax Murder House. So what really happened? A tour guide explains one of Iowa's most gruesome, unsolved crimes.

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