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RAGBRAI Training: Healthy Eating on RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: Healthy Eating on RAGBRAI

Cycle Coach David Ertl gives us tips on how to ride RAGBRAI without gaining weight.

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #5: Cycling is a Great Exercise, But Not Perfect

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #5: Cycling is a Great Exercise, But Not Perfect

Here we are at the final of my 5 rules of training. As much as we all like cycling and think it is a great physical activity (it is), ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #4:  Resting is Training Too

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #4: Resting is Training Too

Number 4 on my 5 Rules of Training list is rest. God said to rest one day a week, I say you can even rest two or even three days ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #3: Ride Fast

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #3: Ride Fast

All right, I know I’ve said numerous times in this blog that RAGBRAI is not a race, so why would I tell you to go out and ride fast in ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #2 : Ride Far

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #2 : Ride Far

Rule #1 is Ride Consistently. Rule #2 is built upon Rule #1. Riding consistently will prepare your body for the daily rigors of riding on RAGBRAI. ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Rule #1: Train Consistently

RAGBRAI Training: Rule #1: Train Consistently

My first rule is to ride consistently as you are preparing for RAGBRAI. Because RAGBRAI isn't just one day-long ride like so many other bike tours, it requires a ...

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RAGBRAI Training: How Much Riding Should I Do to Prepare for RAGBRAI?

RAGBRAI Training: How Much Riding Should I Do to Prepare for RAGBRAI?

This is probably the most common question I receive so chances are you have wondered about this as well. I’ll start by giving my standard answer. I suggest ...

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2016 RAGBRAI Annual Training Plan

2016 RAGBRAI Annual Training Plan

Here's Coach David Ertl's annual training plan for RAGBRAI, back by popular demand. This simple yet effective training plan outline has proven to be popular with you riders over ...

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David Ertl Returns as RAGBRAI Training Coach!

David Ertl Returns as RAGBRAI Training Coach!

Here it is 2016 and the RAGBRAI XLIV route has been announced. Once again, I’ll be back as your RAGBRAI online coach to help answer your questions and help ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

RAGBRAI is over for another year. Congratulations on riding more than 400 miles in one week (or however many miles you rode). Not many people ever ride their ...

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Latest Blog Posts

  • 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.

  • Guardian angels of RAGBRAI are here to work

    "We signed up to serve," the airmen say.

  • UPDATE: Driver charged in dragging of critically injured rider

    The truck left a driveway and hit the man late Sunday, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

  • Colleague: Fallen cyclist 'lived life the right way'

    Wayne Ezell was killed by a pickup truck that struck him from behind as he rode his bike.

  • 11 photos: Scenes from the gravel loop

    It was a rocky detour to the Irish capital of southwest Iowa, Imogene.

  • What to look for Monday on RAGBRAI

    Gird yourself for a 75-mile day with almost 4,000 feet of climb.

Latest Videos

  • 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.

  • Joe Vize of Dubuque shows off his lizard hairdo.

  • Riders take on the steepest day of RAGBRAI with 4,000 feet of climb.

  • T.J. Juskiewicz, director of the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, discusses the death of a rider early Sunday west of Glenwood just as the annual ride was beginning.

  • T.J. Juskiewicz, director of the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, discusses the death of a rider early Sunday west of Glenwood just as the annual ride was beginning.

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