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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 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 Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 5 – Knoxville to Oskaloosa

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 5 – Knoxville to Oskaloosa

The day for just 52 miles, but there are a few real good Iowa hills to tackle. Some of them are a good mile of climb, but it comes ...

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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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Latest Blog Posts

  • What to look for Wednesday on RAGBRAI

    Wednesday has it all: a resort, John Karras, a rodeo bull.

  • He retains rare record of riding every RAGBRAI

    DECATUR CITY, Ia. — Jim Hopkins painstakingly pedaled uphill along Iowa Highway 2 and remarked that he couldn’t remember such a beautiful day on RAGBRAI. Considering that Hopkins, 83, has ridden ...

  • Covered wagons paved the way into Garden Grove

    The tiny community of Garden Grove is no stranger to mass caravans, but a covered wagon may be more appropriate than a carbon-frame road bike.

  • Ice water plunge could pay big bucks 

    A giant steel tub of blue ice water drew a herd of cyclists in Mount Ayr Tuesday. Think bobbing for apples, except hurling your entire body through floating icebergs and beneath ...

  • Patrol: Investigation into fatal bike crash to take a month; no charges yet

    OSCEOLA — An investigation to determine whether any criminal charges should be filed in a vehicle-bicycle collision that killed a cyclist Sunday could take over a month, said Sgt. Nathan ...

  • What to look for Tuesday on RAGBRAI

    The third day of RAGBRAI 2016 concludes in this year's smallest overnight town.

  • Riders share ghost encounters at ax-murder site

    The crime was more than 100 years ago, but the spookiness remains.

  • This RAGBRAI double rainbow brightened a day tinged with sadness

    Many riders shared images of the rainbows.

  • NPR's No Pie Refused carries on with just one fork

    Politics beckons most of the members of you're-riding-with NPR, No Pie Refused.

  • RAGBRAI's haircut king with a lizard on his head

    "It's only hair, is how I've always put it," Joe Vize shrugged.

Latest Videos

  • Chris Wilson of Sunnyville, CA, is trying to play Pokemon Go on RAGBRAI 2016 but good cell service has been as hard to find as a wild Pikachu.

  • Jim Hopkins of Windsor Heights, Ia., pedals on his 44th RAGBRAI.

  • RAGBRAI bicyclists brave an icy water tank in the hopes of finding a colored ring to win $100 but also to raise money.

  • Just an Iowa sunrise and bicyclists.

  • Skies will stay mostly clear tonight Tuesday will be another mainly sunny day with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A few more clouds are expected on Wednesday as a shift in the pattern begins to take place.

  • Walk through the campground and driveway where authorities say that RAGBRAI rider James Foley was hit and dragged in Shenandoah.

  • RAGBRAI riders take a break from climbing hills to slide down one during the second day of of the annual ride across Iowa.

  • Jacob Sikes of Kearney, Neb., stayed at the Villisca Axe Murder House several years ago. He's back for RAGBRAI -- despite the outcome of that initial visit.

  • David Chivers, president of Register Media, grew up in Des Moines and says he's wanted to ride RAGBRAI since he was 12 or 13.

  • Riders are greeted by bull riding and a unique bike sculpture in Corning, Iowa.

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