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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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Where Will RAGBRAI Go This Summer?

Where Will RAGBRAI Go This Summer?

The Register's Kyle Munson and Michael Morain attempt to get an early look at the 2015 RAGBRAI route...

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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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Latest Blog Posts

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

    by Mark Wyatt, Iowa Bicycle Coalition Each year I have a few friends that want to ride RAGBRAI for the first time.  They seek advice on training and logistics.  It is ...

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #5: The Legal RIGHT

    by Mark Wyatt, Iowa Bicycle Coalition Veteran RAGBRAI riders understand the roads used by RAGBRAI are not closed to other vehicles.  You will occasionally see bikes, cars, and even large trucks ...

  • Daily Maps for RAGBRAI XLIII are Now Available

    The daily route maps for RAGBRAI XLIII are now available for downloading. These PDFs include the route, overnight, pass-through and meeting towns, bike shop locations, distance between the towns, ...

  • RAGBRAI Partners with ICEdot for Annual Bicycle Ride

    RAGBRAI announced today its partnership with ICEdot to provide emergency identification and notification services to this year’s participants. Now in its 43rd year, the week-long bicycle touring event will offer ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI - Heat and Humidity

    In the past couple of blogs I’ve been dealing with the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI. This blog covers the final two, Heat and Humidity. I will deal with these together ...

  • How to Return/Exchange Merchandise

    Need to exchange or return merchandise? Send it our way! Please read this post to make sure you have the right address.

  • RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H's of RAGBRAI - Hills

    Here is the next installment of Coach David Ertl's series on the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI: Headwinds, Hills, Heat and Humidity. This week he focuses on Hills and how you ...

  • UPDATE: Wristband Packages and Registration

    RAGBRAI Wristband Package Shipping We will be shipping wristband packages until the end of June, so don’t worry if you have not received your package yet.  You will receive an email ...

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip#4: The RIGHT Riding

    The most fun on RAGBRAI comes from the people. You can ride across Iowa whenever you want, but only during one week, can you ride with 10,000 friends. ...

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #3: The RIGHT Communications

    People who ride RAGBRAI do so at their own pace. No matter who you are, you are going to pass another rider or you will be passed by another ...

Latest Videos

  • Byron Stuart talks about the memorabilia he's collected by operating Byron's in Pomeroy.

  • RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz recaps the pre-ride.

  • RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz talks about the route from Hiawatha to Coralville

  • RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz on how to ride safely in bad weather

  • Bike shop owner and gravel rider Craig Cooper excited for RAGBRAI's first gravel loop.

  • Kathy Murphy of Cedar Rapids is one of the RAGBRAI pre-ride newcomers this year.

  • Mark Wyatt of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition says this year more stress is being given to safety for RAGBRAI

  • Scenes from the third day of the RAGBRAI preride route inspection between Fort Dodge and Eldora.

  • Scenes from the second day of the RAGBRAI preride route inspection between Storm Lake and Fort Dodge.

  • Scenes from the first day of the RAGBRAI preride route inspection between Sioux City and Storm Lake.

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