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RAGBRAI Day 6 photos: Ottumwa to Washington

RAGBRAI Day 6 photos: Ottumwa to Washington

RAGBRAI riders are entering the home stretch, traveling from Ottumwa to Washington on Day 6.

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What to look for Friday on RAGBRAI

What to look for Friday on RAGBRAI

Friday brings more unique Iowa sights on what promises to be a near-perfect Iowa day.

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Hyperlapse video: Bubble ball in Ottumwa

Hyperlapse video: Bubble ball in Ottumwa

A group of kids play in bubble ball suits during RAGBRAI in Ottumwa.

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RAGBRAI Day 5 photos: Centerville to Ottumwa

RAGBRAI Day 5 photos: Centerville to Ottumwa

On Day 5, RAGBRAI riders will travel from Centerville to Ottumwa, where they will have the opportunity to see Rick Springfield in concert.

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What to look for Thursday on RAGBRAI

What to look for Thursday on RAGBRAI

Breathtaking views and unique attractions fill the docket again, building to Rick Springfield's show in Ottumwa.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 6 – Ottumwa to Washington

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 6 – Ottumwa to Washington

Today we rode 68.5 miles from Ottumwa to Washington, with 2,541 feet of climb.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 5 – Centerville to Ottumwa

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 5 – Centerville to Ottumwa

Today we rode 53.2 miles from Centerville to Ottumwa, with 1,999 feet of climb. The landscape stole the show today, we had to stop many times for photo ops.

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RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 29 - Ottumwa to Washington

RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 29 – Ottumwa to Washington

Here is the complete route from Ottumwa to Washington. The riders will enjoy 68.5 miles that includes 2,541 feet of climb. Riders will make welcome stops in Hedrick ...

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RAGBRAI Route: Thursday, July 28 - Centerville to Ottumwa

RAGBRAI Route: Thursday, July 28 – Centerville to Ottumwa

Here is the complete route from Centerville to Ottumwa. The route travels 50.7 miles with just 1,999 feet of climb. The morning ride over Rathbun Dam is a ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • AAA Offers New Membership Benefit: Bicycle Roadside Service

    AAA-The Auto Club Group is pleased to announce that free bicycle service is now included with all membership levels. This innovative service will provide an additional level of safety ...

  • Top Ten Tips for RAGBRAI:  #2 Long Live Long Rides

    The second installment of my top 10 tips for RAGBRAI training is the most simple and basic. Ride your bike. Then repeat (almost daily).

  • Top Ten Training Tips for RAGBRAI:  #1 Riding Safely

    This year I am going to focus my training blogs on 10 important topics for preparing well for RAGBRAI. These are based on questions and comments I have received ...

  • Final Days to Register for RAGBRAI Week-long Riders

    The deadline for online week-long registration is Saturday, April 1. You must have your entry submitted and payment made by April 1, don’t wait until after the lottery to submit ...

  • A Reminder About RAGBRAI Registration

    The deadline for online week-long registration is Saturday, April 1. You must have your entry submitted and payment made by April 1, don’t wait until after the lottery to submit your ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Coming, Let's Get Ready!

    Once again, Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips for you to use and follow as you prepare for your successful trip across Iowa this year. Many people ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Saturday, July 29 - Waukon to Lansing

    Here is the final daily RAGBRAI route for Saturday from Waukon to Lansing. The entire route will be new RAGBRAI territory as will journey travels 44.8 miles with some ...

  • RAGBRAI Route: Friday, July 28 - Cresco to Waukon

    Here is the complete RAGBRAI route for Friday from Cresco to Waukon. The route travels 60.1 miles as we climb 2,483 feet.

  • RAGBRAI Route: Thursday, July 27 – Charles City to Cresco

    Thursday’s RAGBRAI route from Charles City to Cresco travels just 54.6 miles but we will start to experience some hills as we climb 2,257 feet.

  • RAGBRAI Route: Wednesday, July 26 - Clear Lake to Charles City

    Wednesday’s RAGBRAI route from Clear Lake to Charles City encompasses 57.5 miles and climbs 1290 feet.

Latest Videos

  • The full 2017 RAGBRAI route is out. Watch this video for a detailed look.

  • Take a closer look at where the 2017 RAGBRAI route will go.

  • T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI director, talks about the 2017 route after the announcement on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

  • Watch a replay of the full RAGBRAI route announcement live show.

  • A RAGBRAI icon Paul Bernhard aka \u0022Mr. Pork Chop\u0022 passed away November, 2016 and RAGBRAI Nation shared photos with Mr. Pork Chop on the ride through the years.

  • The Bacoon Ride returns for its fourth year on the Raccoon River Trail on Saturday, June 17.

  • From the creators of the Bacoon Ride comes the new ride for women, Pigtails at the Prairie Trail on Saturday, May 20.

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz announces the overnight towns for RAGBRAI 2017.

  • The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will go north in 2017, starting in Orange City, ending in Lansing, and overnighting in six more Iowa towns along the way. It's rated the third-easiest RAGBRAI ever.

  • Attendees at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party joined in a mass \u0022pork chop\u0022 call in honor of ride legend Mr. Pork Chop, Paul Bernhard, who died last year.

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