RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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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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  • Video: Joe Sixpack rates RAGBRAI craft beer

    Beer columnist Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell from Philly rides his first RAGBRAI.

  • Video: Fossils bring scenic reprieve from corn fields

    Riders dig for fossils at Fossil Prairie Park at the entrance for Rockford.

  • Lost cash? Mason City police may have it

    Mason City police say a "fairly large amount" of money was turned into the department Thursday morning.

  • Video: RAGBRAI fossil hunt in Rockford

    Riders can take home their own Devonian fossil from the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve in Rockford.

  • RAGBRAI rider found dead in tent

    A 74-year-old RAGBRAI rider was found dead inside his tent in Mason City early Thursday, police said. Emergency responders found George “Frank” Brinkerhoff, of Sioux City, dead inside his tent at ...

  • Longtime RAGBRAI veteran in Rockford willing to lend a pair of flip flops

    A 31-year veteran of the ride takes rider into his home in search to repair a broken flip-flop sandal.

  • RAGBRAI rolls through Nora Springs

    Experience the morning RAGBRAI excitement in Nora Springs.

  • Video: RAGBRAIers 'show us (their) wheels'

    We've asked RAGBRAI riders to "show us your wheels" and we got exactly what we asked for.

  • Munson: Wednesday was so easy ...

    I had an inkling that Wednesday was the easiest RAGBRAI day in history when I zoomed by the Mr. Pork Chop bus before 9 a.m. and rolled into Clear Lake ...

  • What to look for Thursday

    Here’s a quick look ahead toward Thursday’s 66-mile ride from Mason City to Waverly

Latest Videos

  • Riders dig for fossils at Fossil Prairie Park at the entrance for Rockford.

  • Riders can take home their own Devonian fossil from the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve in Rockford.

  • Experience the morning RAGBRAI excitement in Nora Springs.

  • RAGBRAI riders show us their wheels.

  • Beer columnist Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell from Philly rides his first RAGBRAI.

  • Brian Denney and Gretchen Imhoff from Springfield, Ill., were married July 23 in Clear Lake in the middle of RAGBRAI.

  • Team CUBS based in Chicago plays Kybo roulette for the first time in six years to raise money for Camp Courageous in Monticello.

  • Rider Renee Dowlin gets help in a pinch from Dennis Kain of Boulevard Sports in Des Moines.

  • Another beautiful day for Thursday but expect the humidity and warm temperatures to return to Central Iowa on Friday.

  • Chuck Shropshire of Ventura Fire Department helps riders navigate through his town.

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