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RAGBRAI events village will showcase Des Moines

RAGBRAI events village will showcase Des Moines

(Editor’s note: The theme and logo for the Des Moines RAGBRAI overnight stay have changed. See the updated logo and theme here.) A RAGBRAI events village will showcase the best of ...

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Des Moines Water Works Park to play host to RAGBRAI campers

Des Moines Water Works Park to play host to RAGBRAI campers

RAGBRAI riders, after pedaling 49.9 miles from Perry, will find their oasis at Des Moines’ Water Works Park, the designated campsite for day three of the weeklong ride. City of Des ...

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Your go-to guide for all things RAGBRAI in Des Moines, Central Iowa

Your go-to guide for all things RAGBRAI in Des Moines, Central Iowa

The countdown is on: 109 days and counting until RAGBRAI XLI begins in Council Bluffs on July 21 and makes its way through the state’s capital city before ending in ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Hooked on RAGBRAI after bus leads man to Iowa

    Apparently this is the world capital of school buses with decks.

  • Lance Armstrong returns to the RAGBRAI route

    Spotted on RAGBRAI: Lance Armstrong, eating a piece of pie and hitting the golf course. According to an Instagram post from photographer Elizabeth Kreutz, Armstrong started his RAGBRAI journey on Tuesday, ...

  • Rider overcomes fear to reach childhood RAGBRAI goal

    "You can't quit. You have got to get that tired dipped."

  • Police: Driver who hit, dragged RAGBRAI rider was twice over limit

    The Foley Boys team will be holding a fundraiser in Millerton on Wednesday to help raise money for the victim's family.

  • Video: The calmest rodeo bull in Iowa?

    Whistle-nut and Ole have been a rodeo duo for over seven years and stopped at Humeston during RAGBRAI.

  • What to look for Wednesday on RAGBRAI

    Wednesday has it all: a resort, John Karras, a rodeo bull.

  • He retains rare record of riding every RAGBRAI

    DECATUR CITY, Ia. — Jim Hopkins painstakingly pedaled uphill along Iowa Highway 2 and remarked that he couldn’t remember such a beautiful day on RAGBRAI. Considering that Hopkins, 83, has ridden ...

  • Covered wagons paved the way into Garden Grove

    The tiny community of Garden Grove is no stranger to mass caravans, but a covered wagon may be more appropriate than a carbon-frame road bike.

  • Ice water plunge could pay big bucks 

    A giant steel tub of blue ice water drew a herd of cyclists in Mount Ayr Tuesday. Think bobbing for apples, except hurling your entire body through floating icebergs and beneath ...

  • Patrol: Investigation into fatal bike crash to take a month; no charges yet

    OSCEOLA — An investigation to determine whether any criminal charges should be filed in a vehicle-bicycle collision that killed a cyclist Sunday could take over a month, said Sgt. Nathan ...

Latest Videos

  • Whistle-nut and Ole have been a rodeo duo for over seven years and stopped at Humeston during RAGBRAI.

  • Over a century old, the house was host to touring riders Wednesday on the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

  • Chris Wilson of Sunnyville, CA, is trying to play Pokemon Go on RAGBRAI 2016 but good cell service has been as hard to find as a wild Pikachu.

  • Jim Hopkins of Windsor Heights, Ia., pedals on his 44th RAGBRAI.

  • RAGBRAI bicyclists brave an icy water tank in the hopes of finding a colored ring to win $100 but also to raise money.

  • Just an Iowa sunrise and bicyclists.

  • Skies will stay mostly clear tonight Tuesday will be another mainly sunny day with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A few more clouds are expected on Wednesday as a shift in the pattern begins to take place.

  • Walk through the campground and driveway where authorities say that RAGBRAI rider James Foley was hit and dragged in Shenandoah.

  • RAGBRAI riders take a break from climbing hills to slide down one during the second day of of the annual ride across Iowa.

  • Jacob Sikes of Kearney, Neb., stayed at the Villisca Axe Murder House several years ago. He's back for RAGBRAI -- despite the outcome of that initial visit.

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