RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip: The RIGHT Condition

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip: The RIGHT Condition

This is Mark's final article on RIDE RIGHT before the big ride. Ironically, the big tip is “Get yourself in good physical shape.” We start riding on Sunday, ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip: The RIGHT Attention

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip: The RIGHT Attention

It isn’t easy to concentrate for seven days of bicycle riding with 10,000 or more people, but you have to. There are all kinds of things to pay attention ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip: The RIGHT Attitude

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip: The RIGHT Attitude

Having the Right Attitude can go a long way when riding on RAGBRAI. You need to be considerate of others on the ride, as well as being predictable as ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip: The RIGHT Abilities

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip: The RIGHT Abilities

Everyone has limits to their abilities. Riding with the RIGHT abilities means you should consider any impairments that could affect your safety, like alcohol consumption, medications or physical conditions, ...

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

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 ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #5: The Legal RIGHT

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 ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip#4: The RIGHT Riding

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. ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #3: The RIGHT Communications

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 ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #2:  The RIGHT Gear

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #2: The RIGHT Gear

Almost all RAGBRAI riders will agree that a helmet is an essential piece of equipment that every rider needs. A helmet will protect your brain if you are involved ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tips: TIP #1 The RIGHT Stuff

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tips: TIP #1 The RIGHT Stuff

If you have committed to riding RAGBRAI this year, it all starts with Tip #1, the RIGHT stuff. And when I say stuff, I mean bicycle. Every RAGBRAI ...

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  • 69 Photos: The best of RAGBRAI

  • Another (adjective) RAGBRAI comes to a close

    Davenport — This is the 43rd article about tire-dipping at the end of the Register’s 43rd Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. So unless you’re new to Iowa or RAGBRAI, you ...

  • Video: Bud's gift to RAGBRAI

    “This is my gift to you guys,” said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, Iowa. Not a rider himself, Henson ...

  • Video: First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels

    First time RAGBRAI rider Gina Fish talks about her experiences in Iowa on two wheels.  

  • Munson: Summing up the trends, tastes and good people of RAGBRAI 2015

      Davenport, Ia. — If I rode RAGBRAI for no other reason than to pedal myself ravenous and then enjoy a roadside breakfast of Amish gooseberry pie a la Mode, I ...

  • Munson: He will end RAGBRAI with canoe dip and float away

      Struggling uphill on RAGBRAI feels like enough of a chore near the end of the ride. But Forrest Ward of Marion has given his fellow bicyclists far less room to complain ...

  • What to look for Saturday on RAGBRAI

    A forecast and a few things to expect on the final day of RAGBRAI XLIII

  • Viking-helmeted Ankeny man rides RAGBRAI

    Eric White, 49, of Ankeny cycled almost 400 miles this week while wearing a Viking helmet glued on top of his bike helmet. White, riding in his ninth RAGBRAI, had a ...

  • Dan Gable keeps low profile, surprises wrestling fans

    CORALVILLE — Olympic wrestling gold medalist and University of Iowa coaching icon Dan Gable held court in his front yard right where the RAGBRAI route scooped up a hill on ...

  • Pastoral scenes, red carpet welcome riders to Coralville

    "The ride from Solon to here was probably the prettiest stretch I've ever seen," said Pat Whelan of Minneapolis.

Latest Videos

  • "This is my gift to you guys," said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, IA.

  • First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels.

  • All Ability Cycles gives bicycle rides to residents of the Hiawatha Care Center on Friday, July 24, 2015. The group gives rides to senior residents along the RAGBRAI route.

  • Jabara the camel stole the show in Mount Vernon for RAGBRAI.

  • DM Register scribes scarf more rhubarb cream pie than NPR!

  • Tony Ron, of Fort Dodge, sells jewelry made of recycled bicycle spokes to pay for a flight and visa to Ecuador.

  • Patty Ankrum explains a project in Mount Vernon to take advantages of the thousands of RAGBRAI cyclists passing through.

  • Hundreds of riders flock to Team Google's complimentary charging tent set up in the RAGBRAI meetup town.

  • Taking advantage of a creek that runs through Shellsberg, the Air Force RAGBRAI team held their own mini-triathlon to stay cool in the water.

  • Massage therapist restoring riders' muscles

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