RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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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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  • Good and bad luck of another unforgettable RAGBRAI

    Amid tragedy and serendipity, you can't make this stuff up.

  • RAGBRAI paves road to adulthood for 6-year rider

    DeAndre Parson said he wouldn't be in the position he's reached without the Dream Team.

  • Second cyclist dies while riding RAGBRAI; suffered heart attack

    A second cyclist has died along the RAGBRAI route this week. Clifton Kahler, 60, of Florida passed away Tuesday following a heart attack he suffered while riding along Highway 2, according ...

  • What to look for Saturday on RAGBRAI

    The final day of RAGBRAI 2016 promises to be the easiest of the week!

  • Check out one of RAGBRAI's oldest buses

    Omaha-based Team Pump's bus is one of the most colorful, and oldest, team buses currently operating in RAGBRAI.

  • Babies, Bob Dylan, rain, a flat tire and more RAGBRAI bliss

    The things RAGBRAI will make you do!

  • Do you want a professional painting of your RAGBRAI bike? 

    You’ll have your memories of RAGBRAI XLIV, but perhaps you want something more tangible to commemorate your trek across Iowa. Artists Michael and Mary Ann Holmes may be able to help. The ...

  • 'Doing fine at 10 x 9': Meet Clarence Boesenberg, a 90-year-old rider

    Clarence Boesenberg, of Cedar Rapids, was one of the only riders on his team who wanted to complete the additional gravel loop this week on RAGBRAI. “I guess they don’t make ...

  • Love at first RAGBRAI: An engagement story

    The text message read, “I held off telling you but she’s on a bike ride across Iowa for five days.” David Maxwell’s friend had been trying to set him up with ...

  • What to look for Friday on RAGBRAI

    Friday brings more unique Iowa sights on what promises to be a near-perfect Iowa day.

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  • Riders brave the swinging bridge in Columbus Junction.

  • Winds remain out of the northeast for Saturday and with partly sunny skies, highs will hold in the lower 80s. The weekend looks dry for the most part, perfect for those finishing up Ragbrai or maybe heading out to the Indianola Balloon Classic.

  • Omaha-based Team Pump's bus is one of the most colorful, and oldest, team buses currently operating in RAGBRAI.

  • Hal Colliver has been collecting signs since 1973. Its a hobby of his he loves to share with others who often stop by to look at his barn.

  • Teresa Condon and Tracy Henriksen have fun in their infant costumes.

  • Riders take over Wooden Wheel Vineyard

  • The complete century ride, including the Karras Loop, from Leon to Centerville on RAGBRAI 2016.

  • Lyle Dumont has built and rebuilt enough model trains and full size tractors to fill 30,000 square feet of space. Take a look around his collections

  • \u0022The best part of this job is hearing all the thank-yous,\u0022 Iowa State Patrol trooper says.

  • During a stop at the Air Power Museum outside of Blakesburg Team Evil Eye stopped to get a higher view of RAGBRAI.

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