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RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

RAGBRAI is over for another year. Congratulations on riding more than 400 miles in one week (or however many miles you rode). Not many people ever ride their ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Some Final Thoughts Prior to RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: Some Final Thoughts Prior to RAGBRAI

Here you are, on the verge of embarking on RAGBRAI. 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: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI - Heat and Humidity

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Heat and Humidity

In the past couple of blogs I’ve been dealing with the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI. This blog covers the final two, Heat and Humidity. I will deal with these together ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H's of RAGBRAI - Hills

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Hills

Here is the next installment of Coach David Ertl's series on the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI: Headwinds, Hills, Heat and Humidity. This week he focuses on Hills and how you ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H's of RAGBRAI - Headwinds

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Headwinds

In my last blog, I discussed the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Hills, Headwinds, Heat and Humidity. This time I am going to focus on Headwinds and how you ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4H's of RAGBRAI

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. ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

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). ...

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RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

Spring is here and it is time to get serious about your preparation for RAGBRAI. It is a mere 15 weeks away so it is time to start building ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Get Out (or Stay In) and Ride!

RAGBRAI Training: Get Out (or Stay In) and Ride!

RAGBRAI XLIII is still five months away but that is no reason not to think about getting on your bike and starting your preparation. I don’t know what the weather ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up Now for Another Fun and Successful RAGBRAI in 2015!

RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up Now for Another Fun and Successful RAGBRAI in 2015!

Once again Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips to help you prepare for a successful and fun RAGBRAI. Regardless of your goals, whether to ride the entire ...

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  • My RAGBRAI Story: An Inspirational Tale from a First Time RAGBRAIer

    RAGBRAI XLIII was the culmination of a process that brought me from the edge of personal disaster to the brink of a new life. Just nineteen months ago I ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

    RAGBRAI is over for another year. Congratulations on riding more than 400 miles in one week (or however many miles you rode). Not many people ever ride their ...

  • Congratulations to Ben Behrends for Winning the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest

    We would like to congratulate all the young artists throughout Iowa who drew, painted or scultured RAGBRAI masterpieces leading up to RAGBRAI. We hope you saw some of the ...

  • RAGBRAI® XLIII Lost and Found

    Do you recognize anything in this photo?  Several lost items were turned into us throughout the week including cell phones, keys, bike computers, eyewear and more.  All owners of wallets, ...

  • 20 RAGBRAI photos: Blue skies and countrysides

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Creative costumes of the ride

  • 10 RAGBRAI photos: Not your average bikes

  • 12 RAGBRAI photos: Dance it out

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: Catching the sunrise

  • 15 RAGBRAI photos: The food

Latest Videos

  • "This is my gift to you guys," said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, IA.

  • First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels.

  • All Ability Cycles gives bicycle rides to residents of the Hiawatha Care Center on Friday, July 24, 2015. The group gives rides to senior residents along the RAGBRAI route.

  • Jabara the camel stole the show in Mount Vernon for RAGBRAI.

  • DM Register scribes scarf more rhubarb cream pie than NPR!

  • Tony Ron, of Fort Dodge, sells jewelry made of recycled bicycle spokes to pay for a flight and visa to Ecuador.

  • Patty Ankrum explains a project in Mount Vernon to take advantages of the thousands of RAGBRAI cyclists passing through.

  • Hundreds of riders flock to Team Google's complimentary charging tent set up in the RAGBRAI meetup town.

  • Taking advantage of a creek that runs through Shellsberg, the Air Force RAGBRAI team held their own mini-triathlon to stay cool in the water.

  • Massage therapist restoring riders' muscles

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