RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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Pool offers reprieve for riders, donations for prom

Pool offers reprieve for riders, donations for prom

The ride from Minden to Tim Potts’ acreage is short but hilly. It didn’t take RAGBRAI riders long to discover Potts’s backyard swimming pool was a cool reprieve from the punishing ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Marshalltown weathers storm without injuries, damage

RAGBRAI 2012: Marshalltown weathers storm without injuries, damage

MARSHALLTOWN, Ia. – Though last night’s storm ruined the town’s planned activities, Marshalltown weathered it without serious injuries or damage, Police Chief Mike Tupper said this morning. One rider who fell was ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: ‘It’s been a family affair,’ a 40-year veteran says

RAGBRAI 2012: ‘It’s been a family affair,’ a 40-year veteran says

MARSHALLTOWN, Ia. — As the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa celebrates its birthday tonight in Cedar Rapids, eight dedicated people will take the stage for a short ceremony. They ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Storms lash town overnight

RAGBRAI 2012: Storms lash town overnight

MARSHALLTOWN, Ia. — The heat has eased, but the first thing to take its place Wednesday night in parts of Iowa was 70-mph wind gusts. There was no immediate word of ...

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RAGBRAI 2012 Medical director rolls with the heat

RAGBRAI 2012 Medical director rolls with the heat

STORY CITY, Ia. — Cruising at 65 mph, Bob Libby has one of the fastest rides on the RAGBRAI route: an ambulance. As medical director for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle ...

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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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RAGBRAI 2012: Hands across Hamilton County

RAGBRAI 2012: Hands across Hamilton County

Jewell — Well, at least it was a good idea. Locals in Jewell and Ellsworth were hoping to persuade RAGBRAI riders to set aside their bikes for a moment at 10 ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: At ride's midpoint, 1st-timers share what they've learned

RAGBRAI 2012: At ride’s midpoint, 1st-timers share what they’ve learned

RAGBRAI first-timers pedaled through the hump day of the statewide bicycle trek on Wednesday. So far, the ride’s uninitiated – known by the word “virgin” penned on their legs – ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: At the crossroads in Jewell

RAGBRAI 2012: At the crossroads in Jewell

Ohio resident Keith Castle will play his harmonica anywhere along the route people will listen. Standing on a corner in Jewell, the second town on today’s route, the second-time RAGBRAI rider ...

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RAGBRAI 2012: Flying down the road and, boy, are their arms tired.

RAGBRAI 2012: Flying down the road and, boy, are their arms tired.

Kamrar — A dozen RAGBRAI riders from Adaptive Sports Iowa stopped for a shady break here before pumping down the road on their arm-powered bikes. The group is a mix of ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • RAGBRAI XLIV Daily Maps are Now Available!

    The daily bike maps for RAGBRAI XLIV are now available for downloading. You will find bike maps, mileage between towns, meeting towns, elevations, bike shop locations, service times and ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Rule #4:  Resting is Training Too

    Number 4 on my 5 Rules of Training list is rest. God said to rest one day a week, I say you can even rest two or even three days ...

  • RAGBRAI Adds “Mile of Silence” to Remember Riders We Have Lost

    A “Mile of Silence” will be dedicated to the memory of those who sadly have been injured or killed while enjoying a bicycle ride.

  • RAGBRAI Training: Rule #3: Ride Fast

    All right, I know I’ve said numerous times in this blog that RAGBRAI is not a race, so why would I tell you to go out and ride fast in ...

  • Wristband Transfer Form Now Available

    Wristband Transfers: If you are unable to participate in RAGBRAI, and won’t be asking for a refund on your registration, you have the option to sell your wristband packet on our ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Rule #2 : Ride Far

    Rule #1 is Ride Consistently. Rule #2 is built upon Rule #1. Riding consistently will prepare your body for the daily rigors of riding on RAGBRAI. ...

  • RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 7 - Washington to Muscatine

    Today we completed our ride from the Missouri to the Mississippi and rode 49.7 miles from Washington to Muscatine with 1,314 feet of climb.

  • 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.

  • 45 photos: Friday RAGBRAI Route Preview

    Take a peek at ride what riders could encounter between Ottumwa and Washington in July.

  • 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.

Latest Videos

  • On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 a "ghost bike" was installed in rural Boone County to mark the spot where Mark Snopek was killed while riding his bike on August 8, 2007.

  • RAGBRAI 2016 Jersey

  • Merchandise Monday! Riders Try on the 2016 RAGBRAI Jersey

  • Darrel Harken of Riceville said goodbye to his daughter Grace as she headed home on her bike. Moments later he and his other daughter Hannan stop at a car accident only to discover the woman who was hit by a car is Grace.

  • Where will RAGBRAI ride in 2016? See the full RAGBRAI XLIV route including overnight and stopover towns.

  • Register reporters talk with RAGBRAI founder John Karras about the announcement that RAGBRAI and the Des Moines Register were working to create a statue of Karras and fellow founder Don Kaul.

  • RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz talks about the southern Iowa 2016 route. "We haven't been to some of these towns in a long time!" he says.

  • Miss the live RAGBRAI 2016 overnight town announcement show? Join Kyle Munson, Michael Morain as they chat with RAGBRAI riders and towns vying for a spot on this year's route. And learn the overnight towns, of course!

  • Watch as RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz unveils the 2016 RAGBRAI overnight towns. The route is heading to the southern cities of Glenwood, Shenandoah, Creston, Leon, Centerville, Ottumwa, Washington and Muscatine.

  • Get the details on this year's RAGBRAI overnight towns in southern Iowa.

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