RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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2,000 don fake mustaches in Fairfield

2,000 don fake mustaches in Fairfield

More than 2,000 people gathered in Fairfield Friday evening to do one shared activity: wear fake mustaches. The city was trying to break the world record for the most people ...

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Expect rain Friday along RAGBRAI route

Expect rain Friday along RAGBRAI route

Thunderstorms expected to form in northwest Iowa Thursday were expected to affect the overnight stop in Oskaloosa and Friday’s ride to Fairfield, meteorologists said. Thunderstorms were forecast to move through central ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 7 – Fairfield to Fort Madison

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 7 – Fairfield to Fort Madison

We had one of our largest group of riders join us on today's RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-ride from Fairfield to Fort Madison on Saturday. The ride was more challenging ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 6 – Oskaloosa to Fairfield

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 6 – Oskaloosa to Fairfield

"A perfect day of riding," according to Mark and Jen Wyatt! This is the easiest day of the week (on paper of course!) with just 52 miles and ...

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RAGBRAI 2013: Short, south, through Des Moines

RAGBRAI 2013: Short, south, through Des Moines

RAGBRAI is trading villages for some big cities in its 41st year, including a stop midway through Iowa that will have more than 10,000 bicyclists rolling into the state capital. Interactive ...

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  • 6 photos: Bret Michaels performs in Mason City

    Poison frontman Bret Michaels performed a free concert Wednesday night in Mason City during RAGBRAI.

  • What to look for Thursday

    Here’s a quick look ahead toward Thursday’s 66-mile ride from Mason City to Waverly

  • RAGBRAI rider plays guitar made from cigar box

    Check out these two guys who brought some interesting guitars along for RAGBRAI.

  • Video: How did Joe Sixpack get his nickname?

    Ever heard of a beer columnist? Well RAGBRAI has! Hear what Donald 'Joe Sixpack' Russell has to say about being a beer reporter.

  • 86-year-old world bicycling champ takes it easy on RAGBRAI

    Carl Grove doesn't look like a world champion. He doesn't look 86 years old, either, but it's true.

  • Native's kids visit Iowa for first time on RAGBRAI

    Though 58-year-old Tom Murray is from Storm Lake, his kids, who live in China and Minnesota, had never visited the state.

  • RAGBRAI riders visit Buddy Holly's last stop

    RAGBRAI riders boogied on the dance floor with their decorated helmets and sweat-drenched shirts, as they visited the last place Buddy Holly played before he died in a plane crash ...

  • Forest City starts cleanup, plans for more toilets next time

    Cleanup is "a community effort," said Gary Ludwig, the chairman of Forest City RAGBRAI. "That's what RAGBRAI is about. Everyone does something."

  • Lance Armstrong lost-bag tweet elicits disparaging responses

    Lance Armstrong asked on Twitter Tuesday night for help finding a lost bag in Forest City. The replies included no sign of the bag, but plenty of jabs about Armstrong's ...

  • Video: Lance Armstrong hangs out with fans in Bancroft

    Mr. Pork Chop was the star of the show, but Lance Armstrong also shook some hands in Bancroft on Tuesday. The Register's Mary Willie put together this video:

Latest Videos

  • Beer columnist Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell from Philly rides his first RAGBRAI.

  • RAGBRAI riders 'show us your wheels'

  • Team CUBS based in Chicago plays Kybo roulette for the first time in six years to raise money for Camp Courageous in Monticello.

  • Brian Denney and Gretchen Imhoff from Springfield, Ill., were married July 23 in Clear Lake in the middle of RAGBRAI.

  • Rider Renee Dowlin gets help in a pinch from Dennis Kain of Boulevard Sports in Des Moines.

  • Chuck Shropshire of Ventura Fire Department helps riders navigate through his town.

  • Check out these two guys who brought some interesting guitars along for the RAGBRAI ride!

  • The Des Moines Register Illustrator talks about his design for this year's fantastic RAGBRAI poster!

  • The NPR crew and son-of-Mr.-Pork-Chop Matt Bernhard speak to the Register's Michael Morain.

  • A high pressure system will bring cooler, drier air to central Iowa on Wednesday. RAGBRAI riders can look forward to a much more comfortable ride

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