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RAGBRAI Route: Wednesday, July 26 - Clear Lake to Charles City

RAGBRAI Route: Wednesday, July 26 – Clear Lake to Charles City

Wednesday’s RAGBRAI route from Clear Lake to Charles City encompasses 57.5 miles and climbs 1290 feet.

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RAGBRAI Route: Tuesday, July 25 – Algona to Clear Lake

RAGBRAI Route: Tuesday, July 25 – Algona to Clear Lake

Here is Tuesday’s complete RAGBRAI route from Algona to Clear Lake. The day’s ride will cover 51.4 miles and just 934 feet of climb.

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RAGBRAI XLV: Take it easy, go north

RAGBRAI XLV: Take it easy, go north

The overnight towns for the 45th RAGBRAI have finally been revealed!

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Munson: Wednesday was so easy ...

Munson: Wednesday was so easy …

I had an inkling that Wednesday was the easiest RAGBRAI day in history when I zoomed by the Mr. Pork Chop bus before 9 a.m. and rolled into Clear Lake ...

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RAGBRAI rider plays guitar made from cigar box

RAGBRAI rider plays guitar made from cigar box

Check out these two guys who brought some interesting guitars along for RAGBRAI.

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86-year-old world bicycling champ takes it easy on RAGBRAI

86-year-old world bicycling champ takes it easy on RAGBRAI

Carl Grove doesn't look like a world champion. He doesn't look 86 years old, either, but it's true.

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What to look for Wednesday

What to look for Wednesday

Here’s a quick look ahead toward Wednesday’s 38-mile ride from Emmetsburg to Forest City

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RIDE RIGHT Community of the Year Award: Clear Lake

RIDE RIGHT Community of the Year Award: Clear Lake

The RIDE RIGHT Community Award is presented each year to the town that best promoted safety events and improved the safety level for riders in their community during RAGBRAI. Clear ...

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VIDEO: Enjoying Clear Lake after a tough, hot ride

VIDEO: Enjoying Clear Lake after a tough, hot ride

Riders pedaled from Algona to Clear Lake Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Once they arrived in Clear Lake, many riders cooled off with a dip in the lake.

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Good weather for wind farms near Clear Lake

Good weather for wind farms near Clear Lake

Hundreds of towering wind-farm turbines have provided an elegant, almost hypnotic backdrop for stretches of this year’s route, and many riders have stopped to snap photos.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • RAGBRAI XLV Lottery Is Here!

    You can’t win if you don’t enter.  That’s how the saying goes anyway.  If you submitted your registration by the deadline, including your waiver and payment, then you are included ...

  • Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI - #3: Training Endurance is Important, but...

    My Training Tip #2 indicated that building endurance is the most important thing about preparing for a successful RAGBRAI, but I’m here to tell you that a close second to ...

  • AAA Offers New Membership Benefit: Bicycle Roadside Service

    AAA-The Auto Club Group is pleased to announce that free bicycle service is now included with all membership levels. This innovative service will provide an additional level of safety ...

  • Top Ten Tips for RAGBRAI:  #2 Long Live Long Rides

    The second installment of my top 10 tips for RAGBRAI training is the most simple and basic. Ride your bike. Then repeat (almost daily).

  • Top Ten Training Tips for RAGBRAI:  #1 Riding Safely

    This year I am going to focus my training blogs on 10 important topics for preparing well for RAGBRAI. These are based on questions and comments I have received ...

  • Final Days to Register for RAGBRAI Week-long Riders

    The deadline for online week-long registration is Saturday, April 1. You must have your entry submitted and payment made by April 1, don’t wait until after the lottery to submit ...

  • A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

    The deadline for online week-long registration is Saturday, April 1. You must have your entry submitted and payment made by April 1, don’t wait until after the lottery to submit your ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Coming, Let's Get Ready!

    Once again, Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips for you to use and follow as you prepare for your successful trip across Iowa this year. Many people ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Saturday, July 29 - Waukon to Lansing

    Here is the final daily RAGBRAI route for Saturday from Waukon to Lansing. The entire route will be new RAGBRAI territory as will journey travels 44.8 miles with some ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 28 - Cresco to Waukon

    Here is the complete RAGBRAI route for Friday from Cresco to Waukon. The route travels 60.1 miles as we climb 2,483 feet.

Latest Videos

  • The full 2017 RAGBRAI route is out. Watch this video for a detailed look.

  • Take a closer look at where the 2017 RAGBRAI route will go.

  • T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI director, talks about the 2017 route after the announcement on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

  • Watch a replay of the full RAGBRAI route announcement live show.

  • A RAGBRAI icon Paul Bernhard aka \u0022Mr. Pork Chop\u0022 passed away November, 2016 and RAGBRAI Nation shared photos with Mr. Pork Chop on the ride through the years.

  • The Bacoon Ride returns for its fourth year on the Raccoon River Trail on Saturday, June 17.

  • From the creators of the Bacoon Ride comes the new ride for women, Pigtails at the Prairie Trail on Saturday, May 20.

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz announces the overnight towns for RAGBRAI 2017.

  • The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will go north in 2017, starting in Orange City, ending in Lansing, and overnighting in six more Iowa towns along the way. It's rated the third-easiest RAGBRAI ever.

  • Attendees at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party joined in a mass \u0022pork chop\u0022 call in honor of ride legend Mr. Pork Chop, Paul Bernhard, who died last year.

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