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How RAGBRAI Began!  Unearthed Photos from Karras and Kaul's 1971 Ride that Spawned RAGBRAI

How RAGBRAI Began! Unearthed Photos from Karras and Kaul’s 1971 Ride that Spawned RAGBRAI

Vintage photos were discovered of Donald Kaul and John Karras bicycling the rural Iowa roads in 1971, two full years before our official two-wheeled genesis.

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Reflections from John Karras: That Old Magic Is Still There!

Reflections from John Karras: That Old Magic Is Still There!

It seems impossible that after all these years (from 1973 to today) I can still feel that mixture of anticipation and apprehension about an approaching RAGBRAI. Yes, seems impossible, ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: For 40th, Karras, Kaul, Mr. Pork Chop weigh in

RAGBRAI 2012: For 40th, Karras, Kaul, Mr. Pork Chop weigh in

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia. — Thursday night’s biggest cheers? They weren’t for the governor, or for RAGBRAI co-founder John Karras, or the ride itself, and maybe not even for the main ...

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Thoughts from Grampa RAGBRAI

Thoughts from Grampa RAGBRAI

Updates from John Karras, RAGBRAI Co-Founder... With RAGBRAI XL (that’s 40, to you non-Roman-numeraly hip dudes) looming ever closer, an unwanted fact keeps bonking around in the back of my mind: ...

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California man went from first to last in inaugural RAGBRAI

California man went from first to last in inaugural RAGBRAI

Meet Bill Wertzberger of Cloverdale, Calif., where he is an assistant wine maker for Teldeschi. His claim: I was the first person to start and last to finish the first ...

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Happy 80th Birthday Grampa RAGBRAI!

Happy 80th Birthday Grampa RAGBRAI!

We wish the happiest of birthdays to RAGBRAI co-founder, John Karras. Karras, along with Donald Kaul, founded the ride that is known today as RAGBRAI. John still rides ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • 12 photos: Rick Springfield headlines in Ottumwa

    The 80s icon gave a free outdoor concert in the Bridge View Center parking lot.

  • Hyperlapse video: Bubble ball in Ottumwa

    A group of kids play in bubble ball suits during RAGBRAI in Ottumwa.

  • RAGBRAI a breeze for 580,000-mile rider on kid's mountain bike

    His 580,000 miles biked is a figure that is at least well publicized.

  • Riders take flight in antique biplane

    The plane "takes RAGBRAI to a whole new level."

  • Bike safety lures RAGBRAI's Bananaman into politics

    “Politics is kind of funny sometimes,” Mike Knox said in the understatement of the week.

  • Siblings tackle Parkinson's and one RAGBRAI day together with a tricycle

    Mary Beth Sixt-Jackson, 57, didn't let Parkinson's disease keep her from RAGBRAI.

  • What to look for Thursday on RAGBRAI

    Breathtaking views and unique attractions fill the docket again, building to Rick Springfield's show in Ottumwa.

  • Driver who fatally struck rider devastated, wife says

    She said her family has been harassed since Sunday by people they don't know who heard about the crash that killed Wayne Ezell in the news.

  • Teammates sell supplies to raise money for injured rider

    “If the response is good we will go buy more and sell it the rest of the week.”

  • No bull: RAGBRAI is wacky fun with charismatic critters galore

    What pulls people back to RAGBRAI are these goofy little diversions we can't imagine.

Latest Videos

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

  • A group of kids play in bubble ball suits during RAGBRAI on Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Ottumwa.

  • The Wabash Depot Museum complex in Moravia was open for RAGBRAI riders on Thursday.

  • Riders cool off in a farmers pond near Blakesburg on Thursday.

  • Take a stroll through Moravia.

  • Ryan Francois of Des Moines and his brother Eric talk about skating the Karras loop and why they love to do it.

  • Centerville has two great loves: its record-breaking square and pancakes

  • Watch Leland Schwartz of Story City and Bruiser compete for glory (and beer).

  • Whistle-nut and Ole have been a rodeo duo for over seven years and stopped at Humeston during RAGBRAI.

  • Over a century old, the house was host to touring riders Wednesday on the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

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