RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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RAGBRAI's RIDE RIGHT Safety & Preparation Video

RAGBRAI’s RIDE RIGHT Safety & Preparation Video

As you a preparing for your RAGBRAI departure, here is a good video to watch that will help you prepare for RAGBRAI as well as some safety tips to help ...

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2013 Rider Cup Award: Adaptive Sports Iowa Team

2013 Rider Cup Award: Adaptive Sports Iowa Team

A physical disability or visual impairment should not be a barrier to anyone that wants to experience RAGBRAI.  That is the philosophy of the Adaptive Sports Iowa Team, the ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #2:  The RIGHT Gear

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #2: The RIGHT Gear

Almost all RAGBRAI riders will agree that a helmet is an essential piece of equipment that every rider needs. A helmet will protect your brain if you are involved ...

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2012 Rider Cup Award: Rawhide Riders

2012 Rider Cup Award: Rawhide Riders

For the past twenty one years, the Rider Cup Award has been presented to the club or team that best promotes the RIDE RIGHT philosophy before and during RAGBRAI. The ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #8: The RIGHT Attitude

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #8: The RIGHT Attitude

We have a saying on my team about attitude. You have an unlimited supply of fun, but you are only allowed one meltdown. You choose when to use ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #7: The RIGHT Abilities

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #7: The RIGHT Abilities

I just took a long bike ride with a 71-year-old friend of mine. He is in good health, but doesn’t have the endurance that he once had. There ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

Each year I have a few friends that want to ride RAGBRAI for the first time. They seek advice on training and logistics. It is really hard to ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #5: The Legal RIGHT

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #5: The Legal RIGHT

Veteran RAGBRAI riders understand the roads used by RAGBRAI are not closed to other vehicles. You will occasionally see bikes, cars, and even large trucks on the route in ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #4: The RIGHT Riding

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #4: The RIGHT Riding

The most fun on RAGBRAI comes from the people. You can ride across Iowa whenever you want, but only during one week, can you ride with 10,000 friends. ...

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  • What to look for Saturday

    It's the final day of RAGBRAI XLII. Here’s a quick look ahead toward Saturday’s 69-mile ride from Independence to Guttenberg and the Mississippi River

  • Chris Soules of 'Bachelorette' will be in Strawberry Point

    Chris Soules is scheduled to appear from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Strawberry Point fire and rescue fundraiser, representatives said.

  • Goodies stand aiding family's adoption fund

    Someday, Tyler and Miki Granberg can tell their future kiddo that RAGBRAI helped bring them together.

  • Team Sign Me scours RAGBRAI for autographs

    Westgate, Ia. — Pete Renss from Rochester, Minn., scurried into the library here and asked the librarian behind the counter to sign his white T-shirt. The librarian isn’t a celebrity. But ...

  • Why I RAGBRAI on a unicycle

    Jason Pardie, of Muscatine, will celebrate his golden birthday Saturday by unicycling into Guttenberg from Independence. The 25-year-old (for several more hours anyway) is ...

  • RAGBRAI celebrity Taco Johnson helps dad, son connect

    How to make the boy understand and simultaneously stay better connected with him throughout the week? Eureka! The universal, ageless antidote for the doldrums: Legos.

  • Rainy RAGBRAI interlude with 'buttfire' crew

    Bremer, Ia. — I signed up for a bike ride, not a swim meet. The rainy days on RAGBRAI take on an entirely different, dreary tone. The silence is striking: Bicyclists wrapped ...

  • Wet morning will give way to clear skies

    RAGBRAI riders can expect a wet morning as thunderstorms move across the route, but clear skies are coming. Rain is expected to clear up in the area of the route between ...

  • Riders pack up early after rain, lightning

    WAVERLY–Some riders are packing up early after storms rolled into Waverly overnight. “Why not leave early when it’s cold and wet,” said Ann Marie ...

  • RAGBRAI's coast-to-coast kittens

    RAGBRAI is better known for pie, pork and corn than kittens. But it was a litter of five mewling kittens frolicking on the lawn that captured the hearts of riders Thursday ...

Latest Videos

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty in Iowa and for their funky socks!

  • Jason Pardie, of Muscatine, is participating in his sixth RAGBRAI on a unicycle.

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty on RAGBRAI and for their funky socks.

  • A Dutch woman describes the differences of biking in the Netherlands and biking in Iowa.

  • Brian Klitzke of Des Moines has brought along a Lego Minifigure known as Taco Johnson which he has been taking pictures in settings across the state during RAGBRAI and sharing images on the social media site Instagram.

  • RAGBRAI riders crammed into the school to warm up. Wish you were here!

  • A lightning bolt shook awake campers around 3 a.m. in Waverly. Some head home early due to morning storm.

  • RAGBRAI is often a family tradition. This year, riders are paying special tributes to family members who are no longer on the ride.

  • Bill Wentworth of Marble Rock told riders he founded the town -- you know, back in the 1800s.

  • Elizabeth Reetz from Team Archaeology plays the vintage "Game of Iowa" at East Park in Mason City.

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