RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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State cycling exhibit in 2013 to feature RAGBRAI

State cycling exhibit in 2013 to feature RAGBRAI

A new exhibit at the State Historical Building will feature the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa as part of the state’s cycling history, officials announced Friday night. The exhibition ...

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Mount Ayr Man on Mission to Improve Safety for Cyclists

Mount Ayr Man on Mission to Improve Safety for Cyclists

Before Chris Doster’s trip to Des Moines for this coming weekend’s bike summit, his road was filled with bumps and curves.

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Welder Dreams Big, Assembles Monster Bike for RAGBRAI

Welder Dreams Big, Assembles Monster Bike for RAGBRAI

It's too soon to tell which of RAGBRAI's 10,000 riders might dream up this year's craziest costume. Or huff and puff over Iowa's hills atop the oddest pedal-powered contraption. ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • 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 ...

  • What to look for Tuesday on RAGBRAI

    The third day of RAGBRAI 2016 concludes in this year's smallest overnight town.

  • Riders share ghost encounters at ax-murder site

    The crime was more than 100 years ago, but the spookiness remains.

  • This RAGBRAI double rainbow brightened a day tinged with sadness

    Many riders shared images of the rainbows.

  • NPR's No Pie Refused carries on with just one fork

    Politics beckons most of the members of you're-riding-with NPR, No Pie Refused.

  • RAGBRAI's haircut king with a lizard on his head

    "It's only hair, is how I've always put it," Joe Vize shrugged.

Latest Videos

  • 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.

  • David Chivers, president of Register Media, grew up in Des Moines and says he's wanted to ride RAGBRAI since he was 12 or 13.

  • Riders are greeted by bull riding and a unique bike sculpture in Corning, Iowa.

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