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RAGBRAI Training: Healthy Eating on RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: Healthy Eating on RAGBRAI

Cycle Coach David Ertl gives us tips on how to ride RAGBRAI without gaining weight.

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #5: Cycling is a Great Exercise, But Not Perfect

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #5: Cycling is a Great Exercise, But Not Perfect

Here we are at the final of my 5 rules of training. As much as we all like cycling and think it is a great physical activity (it is), ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #4:  Resting is Training Too

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #4: Resting is Training Too

Number 4 on my 5 Rules of Training list is rest. God said to rest one day a week, I say you can even rest two or even three days ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #3: Ride Fast

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #3: Ride Fast

All right, I know I’ve said numerous times in this blog that RAGBRAI is not a race, so why would I tell you to go out and ride fast in ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #2 : Ride Far

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #2 : Ride Far

Rule #1 is Ride Consistently. Rule #2 is built upon Rule #1. Riding consistently will prepare your body for the daily rigors of riding on RAGBRAI. ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #1: Train Consistently

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #1: Train Consistently

My first rule is to ride consistently as you are preparing for RAGBRAI. Because RAGBRAI isn't just one day-long ride like so many other bike tours, it requires a ...

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RAGBRAI Training: How Much Riding Should I Do to Prepare for RAGBRAI?

RAGBRAI Training: How Much Riding Should I Do to Prepare for RAGBRAI?

This is probably the most common question I receive so chances are you have wondered about this as well. I’ll start by giving my standard answer. I suggest ...

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2016 RAGBRAI Annual Training Plan

2016 RAGBRAI Annual Training Plan

Here's Coach David Ertl's annual training plan for RAGBRAI, back by popular demand. This simple yet effective training plan outline has proven to be popular with you riders over ...

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RAGBRAI Maps and Training Plan to be Released Starting this Weekend

RAGBRAI Maps and Training Plan to be Released Starting this Weekend

The full route, along with roads and pass-through towns will be released starting this weekend.  A complete training plan for RAGBRAI from Coach David Ertl will also be released on ...

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David Ertl Returns as RAGBRAI Training Coach!

David Ertl Returns as RAGBRAI Training Coach!

Here it is 2016 and the RAGBRAI XLIV route has been announced. Once again, I’ll be back as your RAGBRAI online coach to help answer your questions and help ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Hooked on RAGBRAI after bus leads man to Iowa

    Apparently this is the world capital of school buses with decks.

  • Lance Armstrong returns to the RAGBRAI route

    Spotted on RAGBRAI: Lance Armstrong, eating a piece of pie and hitting the golf course. According to an Instagram post from photographer Elizabeth Kreutz, Armstrong started his RAGBRAI journey on Tuesday, ...

  • Rider overcomes fear to reach childhood RAGBRAI goal

    "You can't quit. You have got to get that tired dipped."

  • Police: Driver who hit, dragged RAGBRAI rider was twice over limit

    The Foley Boys team will be holding a fundraiser in Millerton on Wednesday to help raise money for the victim's family.

  • Video: The calmest rodeo bull in Iowa?

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

  • What to look for Wednesday on RAGBRAI

    Wednesday has it all: a resort, John Karras, a rodeo bull.

  • He retains rare record of riding every RAGBRAI

    DECATUR CITY, Ia. — Jim Hopkins painstakingly pedaled uphill along Iowa Highway 2 and remarked that he couldn’t remember such a beautiful day on RAGBRAI. Considering that Hopkins, 83, has ridden ...

  • Covered wagons paved the way into Garden Grove

    The tiny community of Garden Grove is no stranger to mass caravans, but a covered wagon may be more appropriate than a carbon-frame road bike.

  • Ice water plunge could pay big bucks 

    A giant steel tub of blue ice water drew a herd of cyclists in Mount Ayr Tuesday. Think bobbing for apples, except hurling your entire body through floating icebergs and beneath ...

  • Patrol: Investigation into fatal bike crash to take a month; no charges yet

    OSCEOLA — An investigation to determine whether any criminal charges should be filed in a vehicle-bicycle collision that killed a cyclist Sunday could take over a month, said Sgt. Nathan ...

Latest Videos

  • 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.

  • Chris Wilson of Sunnyville, CA, is trying to play Pokemon Go on RAGBRAI 2016 but good cell service has been as hard to find as a wild Pikachu.

  • Jim Hopkins of Windsor Heights, Ia., pedals on his 44th RAGBRAI.

  • RAGBRAI bicyclists brave an icy water tank in the hopes of finding a colored ring to win $100 but also to raise money.

  • Just an Iowa sunrise and bicyclists.

  • Skies will stay mostly clear tonight Tuesday will be another mainly sunny day with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A few more clouds are expected on Wednesday as a shift in the pattern begins to take place.

  • Walk through the campground and driveway where authorities say that RAGBRAI rider James Foley was hit and dragged in Shenandoah.

  • RAGBRAI riders take a break from climbing hills to slide down one during the second day of of the annual ride across Iowa.

  • Jacob Sikes of Kearney, Neb., stayed at the Villisca Axe Murder House several years ago. He's back for RAGBRAI -- despite the outcome of that initial visit.

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