RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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Munson: Wednesday was so easy ...

Munson: Wednesday was so easy …

I had an inkling that Wednesday was the easiest RAGBRAI day in history when I zoomed by the Mr. Pork Chop bus before 9 a.m. and rolled into Clear Lake ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: 'It just felt like Americana at its best'

RAGBRAI 2012: ‘It just felt like Americana at its best’

CLINTON, Ia. – Steve Esmachen swung himself off his bicycle Saturday morning and dipped his tires in the Mississippi River — the ritual end to what is variously described as ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Light(er) day promotes party theme

RAGBRAI 2012: Light(er) day promotes party theme

ANAMOSA, Ia. — “Proceed to party” was Marshalltown’s theme for its overnight RAGBRAI stop — but Friday’s conditions seemed to better fit the sentiment, thanks to an ostensibly tame 42-mile ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Ride is middle-aged, but not over the hill

RAGBRAI 2012: Ride is middle-aged, but not over the hill

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia. — RAGBRAI officially reached middle age along Thursday’s hilly 85-mile route. Some veteran bicyclists stretched vintage jerseys over expanding, sagging torsos for what had been declared a ...

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Munson: The characters that give RAGBRAI 2012 meaning

Munson: The characters that give RAGBRAI 2012 meaning

ZEARING, Ia. — This is what RAGBRAI’s random, homespun social magic is all about, folks: On a whim I park my bicycle and knock on the door of a farm ...

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Mark Hilton RAGBRAI Dr. Pie

Munson: Dr. Pie resumes search for RAGBRI 2012’s finest slices

    AURELIA, Ia. — During Monday morning’s ride into Aurelia on a face-melting second day of this organized bicycling insanity, Lori Thein Brody let out a joyous scream that made me ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Riding is a rare escape for most, but not for him

RAGBRAI 2012: Riding is a rare escape for most, but not for him

CHEROKEE, Ia. – The first day of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa for most bicyclists is an oddball on their annual calendar — a summer detour into ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: The man with a musical plan

RAGBRAI 2012: The man with a musical plan

Sunday, Jan. 22 (Day 1) — I’m still lusting after the bazooka stereos (see photo below) that some RAGBRAI riders strap onto the backs of their bikes. They pump deep, rich ...

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Munson: Biking in '60s didn't have the 'cool' factor

Munson: Biking in ’60s didn’t have the ‘cool’ factor

By Kyle Munson / The Des Moines Register AMES, IA. — A couple of guys clambered onto modest three-speed bicycles and set off along the Iowa byways, where they received curious ...

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Welder Dreams Big, Assembles Monster Bike for RAGBRAI

Welder Dreams Big, Assembles Monster Bike for RAGBRAI

It's too soon to tell which of RAGBRAI's 10,000 riders might dream up this year's craziest costume. Or huff and puff over Iowa's hills atop the oddest pedal-powered contraption. ...

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  • Video: College spirit showdown on RAGBRAI

    Today riders wear jerseys in spirit for their college on RAGBRAI.

  • Video: Show me your wheels: Bamboo Bike

    Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz explains that she helped build a bamboo-frame bicycle to ride in RAGBRAI to raise awareness about the effects of global climate change on rural bamboo-craft communities in the ...

  • Video: Show me your wheels: Skateboarding across Iowa

    Ryan, from Des Moines, explains his passion for longboarding and what drove him to skate across the state.

  • Video: The Game Of Iowa played on RAGBRAI

    Elizabeth Reetz from Team Archaeology plays the vintage "Game of Iowa", a roll-and-move trivia game with questions about Iowa, at East Park in Mason City.

  • Video: Joe Sixpack rates RAGBRAI craft beer

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

  • Video: Fossils bring scenic reprieve from corn fields

    Riders dig for fossils at Fossil Prairie Park at the entrance for Rockford.

  • Lost cash? Mason City police may have it

    Mason City police say a "fairly large amount" of money was turned into the department Thursday morning.

  • Video: RAGBRAI fossil hunt in Rockford

    Riders can take home their own Devonian fossil from the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve in Rockford.

  • RAGBRAI rider found dead in tent

    A 74-year-old RAGBRAI rider was found dead inside his tent in Mason City early Thursday, police said. Emergency responders found George “Frank” Brinkerhoff, of Sioux City, dead inside his tent at ...

  • Longtime RAGBRAI veteran in Rockford willing to lend a pair of flip flops

    A 31-year veteran of the ride takes rider into his home in search to repair a broken flip-flop sandal.

Latest Videos

  • Bill Wentworth of Marble Rock told riders he founded the town -- you know, back in the 1800s.

  • Elizabeth Reetz from Team Archaeology plays the vintage "Game of Iowa" at East Park in Mason City.

  • Ryan Francois, from Des Moines, explains his passion for longboarding and what drove him to skate across the state.

  • Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz explains that she helped build a bamboo-frame bicycle to ride in RAGBRAI to raise awareness about the effects of global climate change on rural bamboo-craft communities in the Philippines.

  • Today riders wear jerseys in spirit for their college on RAGBRAI.

  • Bill Bucklen's remote-controlled drone shot photos of RAGBRAI riders as they pedaled through Marble Rock.

  • Riders dig for fossils at Fossil Prairie Park at the entrance for Rockford.

  • Riders can take home their own Devonian fossil from the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve in Rockford.

  • Experience the morning RAGBRAI excitement in Nora Springs.

  • RAGBRAI riders show us their wheels.

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