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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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  • Lost and Found on RAGBRAI®

    Did you get home from RAGBRAI with less than what you started with?  Lost wallets, drivers licenses, and credit cards have already been returned to their owners.  We have several ...

  • Merchandise Returns and Exchanges

    Want to return or exchange an item you purchased on RAGBRAI? Here's how.

  • Meet the woman who rode RAGBRAI in combat boots

    Riders handed her cash from spandex pockets and small-town American Legions put up tip jars to help along the way. So far, Hameister’s raised more than $1,700 for the campaign, ...

  • RAGBRAI Reflections with John Karras

    by John Karras, Grampa RAGBRAI A strange, but predictable, thing happened this year to Ann and I on our way to our umpteenth time to ride RAGBRAI–we were physically unable to ...

  • Rock Valley's Jaydn Faber Wins the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest

    The children of the RAGBRAI XLII overnight communities were invited to participate in the annual RAGBRAI Kids’ Art Contest.  The contest called for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Don’t put your bike away now!

    Well, another RAGBRAI is done and in the books. I hope you enjoyed yourself and I also hope this blogs gave you some advice that helped you prepare adequately for ...

  • 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.

  • RAGBRAI celebrity Taco Johnson helps dad, son connect

    How to make the boy understand and simultaneously stay better connected with him throughout the week? Eureka! The universal, ageless antidote for the doldrums: Legos.

  • Beer ride: Microbrews catch up on RAGBRAI

    RAGBRAI has a reputation for being awash in light beer from corporate breweries. Yet more craft brewers are training palates at the state's biggest rolling party.

  • 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 ...

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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