RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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RAGBRAI Training: Final Words of Advice for a Successful and Fun RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: Final Words of Advice for a Successful and Fun RAGBRAI

This is it, the final week heading into RAGBRAI XLII. Here are a few tips to consider for this final week to ensure that you have a great ride ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Tips for a Successful RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: Tips for a Successful RAGBRAI

By Coach David Ertl As RAGBRAI approaches in less than a month, it’s time to get thinking about your strategy for riding RAGBRAI this year so that you have the best ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Let's Get to the Bottom of the Issue

RAGBRAI Training: Let’s Get to the Bottom of the Issue

Very frequently, the legs can carry you all the way through RAGBRAI. They may be tired but will get you there. On the other hand, often the more ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Have I Done Enough Training to Do RAGBRAI?

RAGBRAI Training: Have I Done Enough Training to Do RAGBRAI?

  By Coach David Ertl This is one of the most common questions I hear about riders who are preparing for RAGBRAI, especially first time riders and I heard it again yesterday.  ...

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RAGBRAI Training: How to Ride Faster

RAGBRAI Training: How to Ride Faster

I have said more than once that RAGBRAI is not a race and the objective is not to see how fast you can get through it. My emphasis has ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Tips for Eating and Drinking on a Training Ride

RAGBRAI Training: Tips for Eating and Drinking on a Training Ride

I get quite a few questions about how one should eat and drink while riding. As I mentioned in my previous blog, you should be gradually increasing your miles ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The Secret to Training for RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: The Secret to Training for RAGBRAI

by Coach David Ertl I can already see the responses to this title and several will likely involve beer.  But to your dismay I will not be talking about that aspect of ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Training Plan for RAGBRAI 2014 and How to Use it

RAGBRAI Training: Training Plan for RAGBRAI 2014 and How to Use it

One of the most popular posts I write each year is this one – the one that has the training plan in it. Once again I have put together ...

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RAGBRAI Training: How to Start Preparing for RAGBRAI While Waiting for Spring to Arrive

RAGBRAI Training: How to Start Preparing for RAGBRAI While Waiting for Spring to Arrive

by Coach David Ertl I don’t know about where you live, but here in Iowa winter rages on without much of a break. With the announcement of the RAGBRAI route, a ...

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RAGBRAI Training: How to Prepare for this Year’s RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: How to Prepare for this Year’s RAGBRAI

This year’s RAGBRAI overnight towns have now been announced and that tells us some important things about this year’s route. This year’s ride is quite short and quite flat ...

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  • RAGBRAI rolls through Nora Springs

    Experience the morning RAGBRAI excitement in Nora Springs.

  • Video: RAGBRAIers 'show us (their) wheels'

    We've asked RAGBRAI riders to "show us your wheels" and we got exactly what we asked for.

  • 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 ...

  • What to look for Thursday

    Here’s a quick look ahead toward Thursday’s 66-mile ride from Mason City to Waverly

  • RAGBRAI rider plays guitar made from cigar box

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

  • Video: How did Joe Sixpack get his nickname?

    Ever heard of a beer columnist? Well RAGBRAI has! Hear what Donald 'Joe Sixpack' Russell has to say about being a beer reporter.

  • 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.

  • Native's kids visit Iowa for first time on RAGBRAI

    Though 58-year-old Tom Murray is from Storm Lake, his kids, who live in China and Minnesota, had never visited the state.

  • RAGBRAI riders visit Buddy Holly's last stop

    RAGBRAI riders boogied on the dance floor with their decorated helmets and sweat-drenched shirts, as they visited the last place Buddy Holly played before he died in a plane crash ...

  • Forest City starts cleanup, plans for more toilets next time

    Cleanup is "a community effort," said Gary Ludwig, the chairman of Forest City RAGBRAI. "That's what RAGBRAI is about. Everyone does something."

Latest Videos

  • Experience the morning RAGBRAI excitement in Nora Springs.

  • RAGBRAI riders show us their wheels.

  • Beer columnist Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell from Philly rides his first RAGBRAI.

  • Brian Denney and Gretchen Imhoff from Springfield, Ill., were married July 23 in Clear Lake in the middle of RAGBRAI.

  • Team CUBS based in Chicago plays Kybo roulette for the first time in six years to raise money for Camp Courageous in Monticello.

  • Rider Renee Dowlin gets help in a pinch from Dennis Kain of Boulevard Sports in Des Moines.

  • Another beautiful day for Thursday but expect the humidity and warm temperatures to return to Central Iowa on Friday.

  • Chuck Shropshire of Ventura Fire Department helps riders navigate through his town.

  • Check out these two guys who brought some interesting guitars along for the RAGBRAI ride!

  • The Des Moines Register Illustrator talks about his design for this year's fantastic RAGBRAI poster!

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