RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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RAGBRAI 2010: Riders dip tires in Missouri River

RAGBRAI 2010: Riders dip tires in Missouri River

RAGBRAI begins with the traditional dipping of tires in the Missouri River.

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RAGBRAI 2010: Riders set up camp in Sioux City

RAGBRAI 2010: Riders set up camp in Sioux City

RAGBRAI riders pitch their tents in Sioux City for the first night.

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Sioux City welcomes RAGBRAI XXXVIII

Sioux City welcomes RAGBRAI XXXVIII

Sioux City rolls out the welcome mat for RAGBRAI riders.

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Smash Mouth draws thousands to downtown Sioux City

Smash Mouth draws thousands to downtown Sioux City

Downtown Sioux City came alive Saturday night as a crowd of nearly 20,000 rocked to the late-’90s hits of Smash Mouth.

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RAGBRAI virgins brace for the ride

RAGBRAI virgins brace for the ride

First-time RAGBRAI riders dipped their virgin tires into the Missouri River on Saturday, rode the Ferris wheel downtown, and fine-tuned their bicycles for today’s 69-mile ride. Several expected to have ...

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Riders take a dip in the Missouri River

Riders take a dip in the Missouri River

Sioux City – Diane Faivre knew she wanted to trek across Iowa on RAGBRAI the first time she saw the riders fly by on their bikes in the small southeastern ...

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Trial lawyer takes RAGBRAI plunge in Sioux City

Trial lawyer takes RAGBRAI plunge in Sioux City

RAGBRAI started with a splash for first-time rider Dan Crawford, who cannon-balled into the Missouri River in Sioux City. The 68-year-old trial lawyer from San Francisco has family ...

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SMASHMOUTH & Expo to Kick-off RAGBRAI in Sioux City

SMASHMOUTH & Expo to Kick-off RAGBRAI in Sioux City

National recording artists SMASHMOUTH will get RAGBRAI off to a rocking start when the event begins its 38th ride out of host community Sioux City on July 24th.

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  • Meet the woman who rode RAGBRAI in combat boots

    Riders handed her cash from spandex pockets and small-town American Legions put up tip jars to help along the way. So far, Hameister’s raised more than $1,700 for the campaign, ...

  • RAGBRAI Reflections with John Karras

    by John Karras, Grampa RAGBRAI A strange, but predictable, thing happened this year to Ann and I on our way to our umpteenth time to ride RAGBRAI–we were physically unable to ...

  • Rock Valley's Jaydn Faber Wins the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest

    The children of the RAGBRAI XLII overnight communities were invited to participate in the annual RAGBRAI Kids’ Art Contest.  The contest called for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Don’t put your bike away now!

    Well, another RAGBRAI is done and in the books. I hope you enjoyed yourself and I also hope this blogs gave you some advice that helped you prepare adequately for ...

  • Top 10 things we'll remember about RAGBRAI XLII

    After 42 years, each ride can seem pretty much like the one before -- except when they don't.

  • 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.

  • Beer ride: Microbrews catch up on RAGBRAI

    RAGBRAI has a reputation for being awash in light beer from corporate breweries. Yet more craft brewers are training palates at the state's biggest rolling party.

  • Conquered: What cyclists defeated to finish RAGBRAI

    This was only my fourth time on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, and yet I struggle to conjure an appropriate description of this bizarre, beloved pilgrimage that ...

  • Colorado couple undaunted by RAGBRAI's tiny hills

    Dave and Kathi Dibbern perched themselves on a tree stump Saturday in Garber, the final pass-through town before RAGBRAI’s finish line in Guttenberg. They ride a tandem bicycle. And they’re unafraid ...

  • Video: How does it feel to finish RAGBRAI?

    Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

Latest Videos

  • A group of friends from Canada spent the week on RAGBRAI and recount their best moments.

  • As RAGBRAI XLII comes to an end, friends from California talk about the emotion behind dipping their tires into the Mississippi River at the end of the ride.

  • Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

  • Riders stopped for photos on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River at Guttenberg.

  • Iowan "Bachelorette" competitor Chris Soules greets riders in Strawberry Point

  • Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL tight end Dallas Clark talks about his second RAGBRAI and his hope of someday moving his family back to Iowa.

  • 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.

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