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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

  • What to look for Monday on RAGBRAI

    Gird yourself for a 75-mile day with almost 4,000 feet of climb.

  • More on Tim Kaine's RAGBRAI blast with Team 'Nightwing'

    David Miles has the backstory on Virginia Sen. and presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s odyssey across Iowa in 1996. Kaine rode the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa ...

  • Sobering silence disrupts the "rolling party"

    TABOR, Ia. — An uncharacteristically somber tone punctuated day one of RAGBRAI. A Mile of Silence defined a stretch of road Sunday between Malvern and Tabor, where riders were asked to pause ...

  • In tense summer, Iowa C.O.P.S. ride to remember fallen officers

    MALVERN, Ia. — Away from RAGBRAI’s gaudy beauty and sweet, boisterous cacophony, eight police officers biked to the middle of a quiet cemetery just outside of town to pay respects to ...

  • Starting RAGBRAI with totaled RV

    MALVERN, Ia. — Team Red Dog started day one of RAGBRAI on a downer note with a totaled RV. A volunteer driver drove the rented vehicle beneath a train trestle with ...

  • RAGBRAI rider killed in crash identified

    The crash happened west of Glenwood, the starting town.

  • Tips on traversing the gravel loop

    For those who are looking for a more adventurous (and dusty) ride, the gravel loop at RAGBRAI provides a bumpy ride. At over 18 miles long with 1,000 feet of climbing, ...

  • What to look for on Sunday on RAGBRAI

    It's about 50 miles out of the chute (plus a gravel loop?)

  • 19 photos: Riders flock to Missouri River dip site

    Glenwood is a few miles from the river, and some cyclists took advantage of a chance to get in the real Missouri on Saturday.

  • Tim Kaine's RAGBRAI resume

    It's true, the newly minted VP candidate rode in 1996.

Latest Videos

  • TJ Juskiewicz, director of RAGBRAI, spoke about Sunday's fatal accident that killed RAGBRAI rider and Jacksonville, Florida, resident Wayne Etzell.

  • The Des Moines Register asked RAGBRAI cyclists their thoughts on how cyclist safety could be improved.

  • RAGBRAI riders make a pit stop in Randolph to battle it out in bubble suits during the first day of the ride.

  • Winds will shift from the southwest to the north through the day. Temperatures will reach 90 degrees. More sunshine is on tap for Monday and Tuesday.

  • Police officers ride for the fallen on the first day of the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

  • RAGBRAI riders hit the water slide in Tabor, the midpoint town on the first day from Glenwood to Shenandoah.

  • Ghost bike marks start of one mile of silence honoring and remembering those lives lost and affected by bicycle related deaths.

  • Deb Anderson talks about meeting her brother, Christian Parkes, at RAGBRAI. The two spent time together outside Vine Street Cellars in Glenwood on Saturday.

  • Keith Davis traveled from Scotland to ride his bike from Alaska to South America. He stopped through Iowa for one day of RAGBRAI.

  • Riders dip their back tires in tanks of Missouri River water before the start of RAGBRAI.

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