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RAGBRAI 2014 route: Small towns, northern ride

RAGBRAI 2014 route: Small towns, northern ride

A return to small-town Iowa is in store for more than 10,000 riders rolling across the state in RAGBRAI’s 42nd year. The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa — the ...

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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 & Iowa Bicycle Coalition to Host 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference

RAGBRAI & Iowa Bicycle Coalition to Host 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference

The 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference will be held in Iowa City/Coralville, Iowa on November 6-9, 2013.  The conference is attended by hundreds of bicycle event professionals, advocates, bike tourism leaders and ...

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Thousands dip tires in Mighty Mississippi

Thousands dip tires in Mighty Mississippi

FORT MADISON – Thousands of RAGBRAI riders glided into town under a cotton-cloudy sky as locals cheered them toward the Mississippi River. The last obstacle ...

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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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Bonaparte Inn would be a heck of a souvenir

Bonaparte Inn would be a heck of a souvenir

BONAPARTE – Looking for a RAGBRAI souvenir? How about the historic Bonaparte Inn? The 13-room brick hotel went up for sale earlier this month, for an undisclosed price by the owner in Scottsdale, ...

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RAGBRAI riders welcomed at end of journey

RAGBRAI riders welcomed at end of journey

BENTONSPORT – Riders woke early this chilly morning in Fairfield and hustled to get a headstart on the 63 miles to the Mississippi River in Fort Madison. A hot air balloon ...

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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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Day 7: What to know before heading out

Day 7: What to know before heading out

Here’s a quick primer about today’s 63-mile concluding ride from Fairfield to Fort Madison: WEATHER: Clear skies and cool temperatures will wrap up RAGBRAI. The temperatures will be chilly this morning. Expect ...

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Bribes are part of the ride

Bribes are part of the ride

The running joke — rolling joke, more appropriately — is that the pie-fed horde on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa must be crazy to perch on bike ...

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  • Mayor's Annual Ride & Run for Trails is Saturday in Des Moines

    On April 19th, join the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department for the 2014 Mayor’s annual Ride & Run for Trails. In addition to the annual ride, the Parks and ...

  • RAGBRAI XLII Expo Gearing Up With Great Vendors!

    You can find it all at the RAGBRAI Expo, where RAGBRAI begins! Rock Valley Iowa serves as the host for the expo, held from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. on ...

  • Tour de Cure: June 7, 2014 in Clive, IA and June 28, 2014 in Coralville, IA

    Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It’s a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: The Secret to Training for RAGBRAI

    by Coach David Ertl I can already see the responses to this title and several will likely involve beer.  But to your dismay I will not be talking about that aspect of ...

  • RAGBRAI Week-long Rider Registration Deadline is April 1

    Your week-long rider registration must be finalized by April 1 (registration, waiver, and payment).  All week-long rider minor waivers must be postmarked by April 1.  Any groups will weeklong riders ...

  • RAGBRAI 2014 Registration FAQ

    The RAGBRAI XLII weeklong rider registration deadline is coming up ( entries due April 1) so we thought answer some of your most commonly asked questions to help make the ...

  • RAGBRAI 2014 Route for Saturday, July 26: Independence to Guttenberg

    Day 7: Independence to Guttenberg And now: The hills. The final day’s 3,000-foot climb is just about twice as high as most of the previous days. So if riders didn’t know ...

  • RAGBRAI 2014 Route for Friday, July 25: Waverly to Independence

    Day 6: Waverly to Independence The route zigzags northeast toward Tripoli (pronounced trih-PO-la, by the way) and then curves past the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area, a refuge for deer, doves and various ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Training Plan for RAGBRAI 2014 and How to Use it

    One of the most popular posts I write each year is this one – the one that has the training plan in it. Once again I have put together ...

  • RAGBRAI 2014 Route for Thursday, July 24: Mason City to Waverly

    Day 5: Mason City to Waverly Riders can rest their weary bones where older bones have been resting for a long time: at the Fossil and Prairie Park Preserve and Center ...

Latest Videos

  • Spring fever? Here's how to get your bike road ready

  • Tour the RAGBRAI XLII route with a flyover

  • RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz shares tidbits about this year's ride.

  • RAGBRAI announced its third shortest and second flattest route in its history on Saturday. Watch the full announcement party.

  • The overnight towns are announced for 2014

  • RAGBRAI and Bacon Fest are teaming up to create the "Bacoon Ride," a new event coming in June 2014.

  • Take a look back at the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa in 2013.

  • Nana's Delicacies served fried Jell-O, fried Klondike Bars, and Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers just outside of Hedrick.

  • RAGBRAI announced the 2014 logo on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.

  • "Christmas in July" was a hit in Runnells last week during RAGBRAI 2013

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