RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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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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Latest Blog Posts

  • This RAGBRAI double rainbow brightened a day tinged with sadness

    Many riders shared images of the rainbows.

  • NPR's No Pie Refused carries on with just one fork

    Politics beckons most of the members of you're-riding-with NPR, No Pie Refused.

  • RAGBRAI's haircut king with a lizard on his head

    "It's only hair, is how I've always put it," Joe Vize shrugged.

  • Guardian angels of RAGBRAI are here to work

    "We signed up to serve," the airmen say.

  • UPDATE: Driver charged in dragging of critically injured rider

    The truck left a driveway and hit the man late Sunday, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

  • Colleague: Fallen cyclist 'lived life the right way'

    Wayne Ezell was killed by a pickup truck that struck him from behind as he rode his bike.

  • 11 photos: Scenes from the gravel loop

    It was a rocky detour to the Irish capital of southwest Iowa, Imogene.

  • 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 ...

Latest Videos

  • Riders are greeted by bull riding and a unique bike sculpture in Corning, Iowa.

  • Joe Vize of Dubuque shows off his lizard hairdo.

  • Riders take on the steepest day of RAGBRAI with 4,000 feet of climb.

  • T.J. Juskiewicz, director of the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, discusses the death of a rider early Sunday west of Glenwood just as the annual ride was beginning.

  • T.J. Juskiewicz, director of the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, discusses the death of a rider early Sunday west of Glenwood just as the annual ride was beginning.

  • 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.

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