RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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Karras: Ready to RIDE RAGBRAI Again?

Karras: Ready to RIDE RAGBRAI Again?

As the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa looms in the near distance, two notions and a question scurry about in my mind. The question, of ...

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Clarence Pickard's Ladies Schwinn

Clarence Pickard’s Ladies Schwinn

John Karras rolled down memory lane in his article "Thoughts from Grampa RAGBRAI". Most of the article centered on the iconic Clarence Pickard and his amazing feat. John ...

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Thoughts from Grampa RAGBRAI

Thoughts from Grampa RAGBRAI

Updates from John Karras, RAGBRAI Co-Founder... With RAGBRAI XL (that’s 40, to you non-Roman-numeraly hip dudes) looming ever closer, an unwanted fact keeps bonking around in the back of my mind: ...

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Remembering Clarence Pickard

Remembering Clarence Pickard

It is most fitting that RAGBRAI finally is going to spend a night in Indianola. The town was the home for many years of Clarence Pickard, who, in the short ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Love at first RAGBRAI: An engagement story

    The text message read, “I held off telling you but she’s on a bike ride across Iowa for five days.” David Maxwell’s friend had been trying to set him up with ...

  • What to look for Friday on RAGBRAI

    Friday brings more unique Iowa sights on what promises to be a near-perfect Iowa day.

  • 12 photos: Rick Springfield headlines in Ottumwa

    The 80s icon gave a free outdoor concert in the Bridge View Center parking lot.

  • Hyperlapse video: Bubble ball in Ottumwa

    A group of kids play in bubble ball suits during RAGBRAI in Ottumwa.

  • RAGBRAI a breeze for 580,000-mile rider on kid's mountain bike

    His 580,000 miles biked is a figure that is at least well publicized.

  • Riders take flight in antique biplane

    The plane "takes RAGBRAI to a whole new level."

  • Bike safety lures RAGBRAI's Bananaman into politics

    “Politics is kind of funny sometimes,” Mike Knox said in the understatement of the week.

  • Siblings tackle Parkinson's and one RAGBRAI day together with a tricycle

    Mary Beth Sixt-Jackson, 57, didn't let Parkinson's disease keep her from RAGBRAI.

  • What to look for Thursday on RAGBRAI

    Breathtaking views and unique attractions fill the docket again, building to Rick Springfield's show in Ottumwa.

  • Driver who fatally struck rider devastated, wife says

    She said her family has been harassed since Sunday by people they don't know who heard about the crash that killed Wayne Ezell in the news.

Latest Videos

  • During a stop at the Air Power Museum outside of Blakesburg Team Evil Eye stopped to get a higher view of RAGBRAI.

  • A group of kids play in bubble ball suits during RAGBRAI on Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Ottumwa.

  • The Wabash Depot Museum complex in Moravia was open for RAGBRAI riders on Thursday.

  • Riders cool off in a farmers pond near Blakesburg on Thursday.

  • Take a stroll through Moravia.

  • Ryan Francois of Des Moines and his brother Eric talk about skating the Karras loop and why they love to do it.

  • Centerville has two great loves: its record-breaking square and pancakes

  • Watch Leland Schwartz of Story City and Bruiser compete for glory (and beer).

  • Whistle-nut and Ole have been a rodeo duo for over seven years and stopped at Humeston during RAGBRAI.

  • Over a century old, the house was host to touring riders Wednesday on the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

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