RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
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Des Moines Could Move Part of Great Western Trail

Des Moines Could Move Part of Great Western Trail

A section of the popular Great Western Trail in Des Moines would no longer pass through Willow Creek Golf Course, under a plan being pursued by the course's owner.

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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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Latest Blog Posts

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

    by Mark Wyatt, Iowa Bicycle Coalition Each year I have a few friends that want to ride RAGBRAI for the first time.  They seek advice on training and logistics.  It is ...

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #5: The Legal RIGHT

    by Mark Wyatt, Iowa Bicycle Coalition Veteran RAGBRAI riders understand the roads used by RAGBRAI are not closed to other vehicles.  You will occasionally see bikes, cars, and even large trucks ...

  • Daily Maps for RAGBRAI XLIII are Now Available

    The daily route maps for RAGBRAI XLIII are now available for downloading. These PDFs include the route, overnight, pass-through and meeting towns, bike shop locations, distance between the towns, ...

  • RAGBRAI Partners with ICEdot for Annual Bicycle Ride

    RAGBRAI announced today its partnership with ICEdot to provide emergency identification and notification services to this year’s participants. Now in its 43rd year, the week-long bicycle touring event will offer ...

  • 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 ...

  • How to Return/Exchange Merchandise

    Need to exchange or return merchandise? Send it our way! Please read this post to make sure you have the right address.

  • 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 ...

  • UPDATE: Wristband Packages and Registration

    RAGBRAI Wristband Package Shipping We will be shipping wristband packages until the end of June, so don’t worry if you have not received your package yet.  You will receive an email ...

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip#4: The RIGHT Riding

    The most fun on RAGBRAI comes from the people. You can ride across Iowa whenever you want, but only during one week, can you ride with 10,000 friends. ...

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #3: The RIGHT Communications

    People who ride RAGBRAI do so at their own pace. No matter who you are, you are going to pass another rider or you will be passed by another ...

Latest Videos

  • Byron Stuart talks about the memorabilia he's collected by operating Byron's in Pomeroy.

  • RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz recaps the pre-ride.

  • RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz talks about the route from Hiawatha to Coralville

  • RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz on how to ride safely in bad weather

  • Bike shop owner and gravel rider Craig Cooper excited for RAGBRAI's first gravel loop.

  • Kathy Murphy of Cedar Rapids is one of the RAGBRAI pre-ride newcomers this year.

  • Mark Wyatt of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition says this year more stress is being given to safety for RAGBRAI

  • Scenes from the third day of the RAGBRAI preride route inspection between Fort Dodge and Eldora.

  • Scenes from the second day of the RAGBRAI preride route inspection between Storm Lake and Fort Dodge.

  • Scenes from the first day of the RAGBRAI preride route inspection between Sioux City and Storm Lake.

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