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Posts tagged ‘John Karras’

18 Jan

Introducing the JustGoBike Podcast!

Andrea Parrott - 0 comments

A weekly podcast on the culture of biking, cycling just for the fun of it, and tales from the #RAGBRAI Nation!

21 Jul

Donations Accepted at the RAGBRAI Expo and Karras Loop for Karras/Kaul Statue

TJ Juskiewicz - 0 comments

RAGBRAIers have the opportunity to immortalize the individuals that created this event that is known as RAGBRAI!

9 Mar

RAGBRAI Route: Wednesday, July 27 – Leon to Centerville

TJ Juskiewicz - 3 comments

The route treks mainly east for 65.1 miles with just 2,708 feet of climb. You can tell friends that you rode your bike to New York, Bethlehem and Mystic ...

23 Jan

8 photos: RAGBRAI founders Karras and Kaul on bikes

See RAGBRAI cofounders Don Kaul and John Karras in the early years of RAGBRAI.

19 Jul

Legends of John Karras and fortune cookie

Michael Morain - 0 comments

What would have happened if a spill in Washta had turned out differently in 1973?

10 May

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

TJ Juskiewicz - 0 comments

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.

30 Jul

RAGBRAI Reflections with John Karras

TJ Juskiewicz - 30 comments

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 ...

22 Jul

Munson: Celebrating a legend in Bancroft

Kyle Munson - 7 comments

Tuesday was unofficial legends day on RAGBRAI XLII.

10 Jul

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

TJ Juskiewicz - 4 comments

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, ...

7 May

Reflections with Grampa RAGBRAI: The Old Wagon Master

TJ Juskiewicz - 4 comments

This is the time of year I invariably find myself thinking about the late Don Benson, who served as RAGBRAI's director from 1973, the ride's first year, for 19 years, ...


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