RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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VIDEO: Stationary biker "Uncle" Louis gets his own cartoon

VIDEO: Stationary biker “Uncle” Louis gets his own cartoon

Remember “Uncle” Louis Hammer, the 90-year-old farmer who pedaled a stationary bike and cheered on RAGBRAI riders as they rode past his farm near Pocahontas? Of course you do. The guy’s ...

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VIDEO: Pocahontas - Monday's meeting town

VIDEO: Pocahontas – Monday’s meeting town

Pocahontas was the meeting town on Monday's RAGBRAI route.

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Stationary biker in Pocahontas

Stationary biker in Pocahontas

Louis Plummer has ridden RAGBRAI in years past, but this time he found something better. The farmer pedaled on an old stationary exercise bike near the route, just up the ...

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Hokey-Pokey on down to Pocahontas

Hokey-Pokey on down to Pocahontas

Eight Pocahontas high school students and recent graduates lined up atop the bed of a semi to try and lead thousands of bicyclists flying down Main Street of the town ...

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Princess Pocahontas can't find husband

Princess Pocahontas can’t find husband

No matter how hard she tried, Debby “Pocahontas” Eaton couldn’t find her husband among the thousands of RAGBRAI riders who swarmed into her namesake town Monday morning.

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Relaxing in Pocahontas' makeshift living room

Relaxing in Pocahontas’ makeshift living room

Jerry Szumski kicked up his feet for a bit in a recliner in a parking lot in Pocahontas, where locals had arranged a half dozen old couches. It was a ...

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Artist shows Iowa pride in Pocahontas

Artist shows Iowa pride in Pocahontas

The artist Daryl Bruxvoort showed off some of his handiwork in the back of pickup truck along the route in Pocahontas: a 99-county map of Iowa nailed made from old ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Top 10 things we'll remember about RAGBRAI XLII

    After 42 years, each ride can seem pretty much like the one before -- except when they don't.

  • Conquered: What cyclists defeated to finish RAGBRAI

    This was only my fourth time on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, and yet I struggle to conjure an appropriate description of this bizarre, beloved pilgrimage that ...

  • Colorado couple undaunted by RAGBRAI's tiny hills

    Dave and Kathi Dibbern perched themselves on a tree stump Saturday in Garber, the final pass-through town before RAGBRAI’s finish line in Guttenberg. They ride a tandem bicycle. And they’re unafraid ...

  • Video: How does it feel to finish RAGBRAI?

    Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

  • Video: Whoa! RAGBRAI riders overlook the scenic view in Guttenberg

    Riders stopped for photos on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River at Guttenberg.

  • "Strawberry Shortcake" greets RAGBRAI riders

    The 15-year-old Starmont High School student hands out strawberry hard candies to RAGBRAI riders in Strawberry Point

  • Video: Iowa's favorite bachelor steals hearts on RAGBRAI

    Iowan "Bachelorette" competitor Chris Soules greets riders in Strawberry Point

  • Iowa's favorite bachelor steals hearts in Strawberry Point

    A tire dip in the Mississippi is a rite of passage for RAGBRAI riders - but a smile and a hug from Iowa's favorite bachelor was the must-have photo opportunity ...

  • Best library on RAGBRAI? This couple knows

    David and Marianne House say small town libraries are like a big window into a community. So they’ve stopped at nearly every one along the route of the 42nd Register’s Annual ...

  • What to look for Saturday

    It's the final day of RAGBRAI XLII. Here’s a quick look ahead toward Saturday’s 69-mile ride from Independence to Guttenberg and the Mississippi River

Latest Videos

  • A group of friends from Canada spent the week on RAGBRAI and recount their best moments.

  • As RAGBRAI XLII comes to an end, friends from California talk about the emotion behind dipping their tires into the Mississippi River at the end of the ride.

  • Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

  • Riders stopped for photos on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River at Guttenberg.

  • Iowan "Bachelorette" competitor Chris Soules greets riders in Strawberry Point

  • Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL tight end Dallas Clark talks about his second RAGBRAI and his hope of someday moving his family back to Iowa.

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty in Iowa and for their funky socks!

  • Jason Pardie, of Muscatine, is participating in his sixth RAGBRAI on a unicycle.

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty on RAGBRAI and for their funky socks.

  • A Dutch woman describes the differences of biking in the Netherlands and biking in Iowa.

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