RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #10: The RIGHT Condition

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, ...

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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 to ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #8: The RIGHT Attitude

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #8: The RIGHT Attitude

We have a saying on my team about attitude. You have an unlimited supply of fun, but you are only allowed one meltdown. You choose when to use ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

Each year I have a few friends that want to ride RAGBRAI for the first time. They seek advice on training and logistics. It is really hard to ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #5: The Legal RIGHT

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #5: The Legal RIGHT

Veteran RAGBRAI riders understand the roads used by RAGBRAI are not closed to other vehicles. You will occasionally see bikes, cars, and even large trucks on the route in ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #3:  The RIGHT Communication

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #3: The RIGHT Communication

Let’s just talk about it! Have you ever been on a group ride when someone in front stops abruptly and makes you slam on your brakes? I have. ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #2:  The RIGHT Gear

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #2: The RIGHT Gear

Almost all RAGBRAI riders will agree that a helmet is an essential piece of equipment that every rider needs. A helmet will protect your brain if you are involved ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #1: The RIGHT Stuff

RIDE RIGHT Safety 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 ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

If you have never ridden RAGBRAI before, get ready for a lot of people on bicycles.  This is the really cool part of bicycling is several people can ride next ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #4: The RIGHT Riding

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #4: The RIGHT Riding

The most fun on RAGBRAI comes from the people. You can ride across Iowa whenever you want, but only during one week, can you ride with 10,000 friends. ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Set for May 31- June 6

    For the eleventh consecutive year, the RAGBRAI staff and a select group of cyclists will ride the entire RAGBRAI route 50 days in advance of the event. The mission ...

  • Thank You

    In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Country and our Freedom.  We thank you

  • 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 ...

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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