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RAGBRAI pre-ride team ready to roll from Rock Valley

RAGBRAI pre-ride team ready to roll from Rock Valley

The Route Inspection Pre-Ride Team arrived in Rock Valley this afternoon preparing for their seven-day journey across the state. Jim Green, Dan McKay and the RAGBRAI Staff (T.J. Juskiewicz, ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Set for June 1-7

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Set for June 1-7

There really is only one good way to inspect the selected roads for a bike event… get out and ride it on a bike! And that is exactly what ...

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Revisiting the RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride

Revisiting the RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride

We had a great week on the RAGBRAI route visiting the towns along the RAGBRAI route and inspecting the roads and traffic patterns along the way. Here are some ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 7 – Fairfield to Fort Madison

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 7 – Fairfield to Fort Madison

We had one of our largest group of riders join us on today's RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-ride from Fairfield to Fort Madison on Saturday. The ride was more challenging ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 6 – Oskaloosa to Fairfield

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 6 – Oskaloosa to Fairfield

"A perfect day of riding," according to Mark and Jen Wyatt! This is the easiest day of the week (on paper of course!) with just 52 miles and ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride: Guest Bloggers Kaeding & Schamberger

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride: Guest Bloggers Kaeding & Schamberger

A couple of our RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-riders offered to write a guest blog. Read the adventures of Josh Schamberger, President of the Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB, and Nate ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 5 – Knoxville to Oskaloosa

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 5 – Knoxville to Oskaloosa

The day for just 52 miles, but there are a few real good Iowa hills to tackle. Some of them are a good mile of climb, but it comes ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride: Des Moines to Knoxville Gallery

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride: Des Moines to Knoxville Gallery

Photos from the RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-ride from Des Moines to Knoxville on Wednesday.

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 4 - Des Moines to Knoxville

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 4 – Des Moines to Knoxville

IOWA STATE CAPITOL On our ride out of Des Moines, riders will pedal up a steep hill past our Iowa State Capitol. Located at East 9th Street and Grand Avenue, the ...

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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride: Perry to Des Moines Gallery

RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride: Perry to Des Moines Gallery

Photos from the RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-ride from Perry to Des Moines on Tuesday.

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  • Rainy RAGBRAI interlude with 'buttfire' crew

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  • 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 ...

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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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