RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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Police: RAGBRAI riders well-behaved in Des Moines

Police: RAGBRAI riders well-behaved in Des Moines

RAGBRAI riders caused few problems for law enforcement during their Des Moines stay, officials said today. No one was arrested Tuesday night at festivities downtown or at the campgrounds at Water ...

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Des Moines first-timers agree: Iowa Capitol a sight to behold

Des Moines first-timers agree: Iowa Capitol a sight to behold

For riders climbing Walnut Street on Tuesday morning up to the Iowa Capitol, the must-have photo of the gold dome was a welcome relief. RAGBRAI riders from other states commented as ...

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Tuesday was a day to remember

Tuesday was a day to remember

Bicycling was so popular Tuesday in Iowa that the helmeted two-wheeled zealots were forced to stop and walk the most claustrophobic segments of a blissfully flat, overcast 50-mile jaunt from ...

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Day 4: What to know before heading out

Day 4: What to know before heading out

Here’s a quick primer about today’s 50-mile ride from Des Moines to Knoxville: WEATHER: A cool morning will make some wear long sleeves, according to WHO-TV’s forecast — expect overnight lows in ...

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Party mood slowed cyclists on journey to Des Moines; bars vow not to run out of beer

Party mood slowed cyclists on journey to Des Moines; bars vow not to run out of beer

How much beer would a RAGBRAI require if a RAGBRAI rode through town? “It’s a whole hell-load of beer,” said Sara Middleton, the general manager of three downtown Des Moines bars. ...

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Aerial photos: To Des Moines from Perry

Aerial photos: To Des Moines from Perry

See the masses from the air in these 42 photos taken from a plane above RAGBRAI XLI on Tuesday.

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RAGBRAI's earliest riders roll into Des Moines

RAGBRAI’s earliest riders roll into Des Moines

Only a smattering of people walked about Des Moines’ RAGBRAI Village by 11 a.m., surveying the tents lining downtown’s Court Avenue and Locust ...

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Welcome back to Des Moines

Welcome back to Des Moines

The capital city has spruced up the place quite a bit since you last pedaled through town 16 years ago.

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In Des Moines for RAGBRAI? Explore the city on two wheels

In Des Moines for RAGBRAI? Explore the city on two wheels

More than 600 miles of recreational trails weave through central Iowa. And should RAGBRAI riders in town for the Des Moines stop find a few minutes (or hours) to kill ...

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16 years later, metro is ready to show off

16 years later, metro is ready to show off

It’s almost an annual tradition: The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau sends a letter every year to the RAGBRAI staff to formally request they bring the ride to ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Top 10 things we'll remember about RAGBRAI XLII

    After 42 years, each ride can seem pretty much like the one before -- except when they don't.

  • Conquered: What cyclists defeated to finish RAGBRAI

    This was only my fourth time on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, and yet I struggle to conjure an appropriate description of this bizarre, beloved pilgrimage that ...

  • Colorado couple undaunted by RAGBRAI's tiny hills

    Dave and Kathi Dibbern perched themselves on a tree stump Saturday in Garber, the final pass-through town before RAGBRAI’s finish line in Guttenberg. They ride a tandem bicycle. And they’re unafraid ...

  • Video: How does it feel to finish RAGBRAI?

    Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

  • Video: Whoa! RAGBRAI riders overlook the scenic view in Guttenberg

    Riders stopped for photos on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River at Guttenberg.

  • "Strawberry Shortcake" greets RAGBRAI riders

    The 15-year-old Starmont High School student hands out strawberry hard candies to RAGBRAI riders in Strawberry Point

  • Video: Iowa's favorite bachelor steals hearts on RAGBRAI

    Iowan "Bachelorette" competitor Chris Soules greets riders in Strawberry Point

  • Iowa's favorite bachelor steals hearts in Strawberry Point

    A tire dip in the Mississippi is a rite of passage for RAGBRAI riders - but a smile and a hug from Iowa's favorite bachelor was the must-have photo opportunity ...

  • Best library on RAGBRAI? This couple knows

    David and Marianne House say small town libraries are like a big window into a community. So they’ve stopped at nearly every one along the route of the 42nd Register’s Annual ...

  • What to look for Saturday

    It's the final day of RAGBRAI XLII. Here’s a quick look ahead toward Saturday’s 69-mile ride from Independence to Guttenberg and the Mississippi River

Latest Videos

  • A group of friends from Canada spent the week on RAGBRAI and recount their best moments.

  • As RAGBRAI XLII comes to an end, friends from California talk about the emotion behind dipping their tires into the Mississippi River at the end of the ride.

  • Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

  • Riders stopped for photos on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River at Guttenberg.

  • Iowan "Bachelorette" competitor Chris Soules greets riders in Strawberry Point

  • Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL tight end Dallas Clark talks about his second RAGBRAI and his hope of someday moving his family back to Iowa.

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty in Iowa and for their funky socks!

  • Jason Pardie, of Muscatine, is participating in his sixth RAGBRAI on a unicycle.

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty on RAGBRAI and for their funky socks.

  • A Dutch woman describes the differences of biking in the Netherlands and biking in Iowa.

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