RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
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Stranger helps woman complete RAGBRAI mug collection

Stranger helps woman complete RAGBRAI mug collection

After five years, the empty space above Barbara McNeal’s fireplace is full thanks to a cardboard sign and a generous cyclist. The RAGBRAI coffee mug that McNeal has been on the ...

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RAGBRAI XLI runs into the record book

RAGBRAI XLI runs into the record book

FORT MADISON – Several people had previously tried to run a complete RAGBRAI, but none had finished the daunting task. Until Saturday, when it ...

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Air Force team provides helping hand along the route

Air Force team provides helping hand along the route

There’s a story Mike Widener likes to tell about someone on RAGBRAI who once asked what kind of tire tubes the Air Force uses that cause so many flat tires. “They ...

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California woman celebrates 90th birthday on RAGBRAI

California woman celebrates 90th birthday on RAGBRAI

FREEMONT — Celebrating a 90th birthday is a special milestone. Celebrating while riding 406 miles across the state of Iowa is an achievement Bette Winthers likely can claim to herself. The 89-year-old ...

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Riders make best of soggy, less than ideal weather

Riders make best of soggy, less than ideal weather

OSKALOOSA — The rain has stopped but skies are overcast as cyclists make their way toward Fairfield this morning. Thousands of RAGBRAI campers and late-night partiers dealt with rain on and ...

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Chicago lawyer spreads laughs along route

Chicago lawyer spreads laughs along route

Tom Osran is a lawyer by trade. Before that he spent five years as a journalist, but his true calling is as a comedian. Or maybe not. That probably depends on ...

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Kaeding trades training camp for ride across Iowa

Kaeding trades training camp for ride across Iowa

For Nate Kaeding, the last Friday of July has typically meant the start of training camp. This year, the former Iowa Hawkeye football star will be winding down his first RAGBRAI, ...

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Kathlynn's Hope advocates promote message along the roure

Kathlynn’s Hope advocates promote message along the roure

BUSSEY — Advocates for stricter sentencing guidelines for those who commit crimes against children are taking their campaign on the road. The road along RAGBRAI to be exact. About halfway between ...

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Biking through the snow on a very merry RAGBRAI

Biking through the snow on a very merry RAGBRAI

Expecting the unexpected is a given for any RAGBRAI cyclist.

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Police: RAGBRAI riders well-behaved in Des Moines

Police: RAGBRAI riders well-behaved in Des Moines

RAGBRAI riders caused few problems for law enforcement during their Des Moines stay, officials said today. No one was arrested Tuesday night at festivities downtown or at the campgrounds at Water ...

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  • Get in Gear for RAGBRAI XLIII - 2015 Jerseys Released!

    We are pleased to introduce the official 2015 RAGBRAI XLIII jersey!

  • Introducing the RAGBRAI XLIII Logo!

    We are excited to reveal our new logo for RAGBRAI XLIII and 2015!

  • RAGBRAI XLII Survey Results

    All of us here at RAGBRAI would like to thank those who took the time to complete the surveys after RAGBRAI XLII.  4,470 online surveys were completed, providing ...

  • Des Moines Could Move Part of Great Western Trail

    A section of the popular Great Western Trail in Des Moines would no longer pass through Willow Creek Golf Course, under a plan being pursued by the course's owner.

  • Lost and Found on RAGBRAI®

    Did you get home from RAGBRAI with less than what you started with?  Lost wallets, drivers licenses, and credit cards have already been returned to their owners.  We have several ...

  • Merchandise Returns and Exchanges

    Want to return or exchange an item you purchased on RAGBRAI? Here's how.

  • Meet the woman who rode RAGBRAI in combat boots

    Riders handed her cash from spandex pockets and small-town American Legions put up tip jars to help along the way. So far, Hameister’s raised more than $1,700 for the campaign, ...

  • RAGBRAI Reflections with John Karras

    by John Karras, Grampa RAGBRAI A strange, but predictable, thing happened this year to Ann and I on our way to our umpteenth time to ride RAGBRAI–we were physically unable to ...

  • Rock Valley's Jaydn Faber Wins the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest

    The children of the RAGBRAI XLII overnight communities were invited to participate in the annual RAGBRAI Kids’ Art Contest.  The contest called for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Don’t put your bike away now!

    Well, another RAGBRAI is done and in the books. I hope you enjoyed yourself and I also hope this blogs gave you some advice that helped you prepare adequately for ...

Latest Videos

  • We are excited to reveal our new logo for RAGBRAI XLIII and 2015! If you join us on our ride across the state next year, you’ll be sure to see welcoming Iowans, lots of farmland and… well you’ll just have to watch the video to find out.

  • Bicyclist Shawn Gosch of Onawa was hit and killed June 20, 2014, by a motorist on Iowa Highway 7 west of Manson. Under Iowa law, the driver of the vehicle was charged with a misdemeanor for unsafe passing and fined little more than $1,550.

  • Look back on the ride of 2014 in this video highlight reel.

  • 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!

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