The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

Archive for July, 2012

31 Jul

Marshalltown’s Dakota Curley Wins RAGBRAI Kid’s Art Contest

TJ Juskiewicz - 1 comment

This year's winner of the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest is Dakota Curley. Dakota depicted a scene from life in Marshalltown that he made with clay. The third grader ...

28 Jul

RAGBRAI 2012: ‘It just felt like Americana at its best’

Kyle Munson - 2 comments

CLINTON, Ia. — Steve Esmachen swung himself off his bicycle Saturday morning and dipped his tires in the Mississippi River — the ritual end to what is variously described as ...

28 Jul

RAGBRAI 2012: Flash mob in Clinton

Grant Rodgers - 2 comments

Clinton, Ia. – What’s the best way to celebrate the end of RAGBRAI? A flash mob. At 11:15 this morning, students and teachers with the Carousel School of Dance held a ...

28 Jul

RAGBRAI 2012: Chicago writer with Des Moines roots working on book about ride

Grant Rodgers - 14 comments

Oxford Junction, Ia. – This spring, RAGBRAI enthusiasts will have another opportunity to learn the ride’s history and relive its culture, says Chicago-based writer Greg Borzo. Borzo, 58, is the son ...

28 Jul

RAGBRAI 2012: Victory in Clinton and a look back at the challenge

Grant Rodgers - 0 comments

Clinton, Ia. – By 9:30 a.m., throngs of road-tested RAGBRAI riders victoriously dipped their tires in the water of the Mississippi River. They held bikes over their heads as a ...

28 Jul

RAGBRAI 2012: Vernie: Oxford Junction’s premier cyclist

Grant Rodgers - 2 comments

Oxford Junction, Ia. – No rider passing through Oxford Junction knows the streets of the small town like Vernie Shedek. Shedek, 95, has lived in Oxford Junction his whole life. He’s ...

28 Jul

RAGBRAI 2012: 471 miles, the gourmet way

Josh Hafner - 6 comments

Team Gourmet, the group of 30 RAGBRAI riders who travel with their own chefs and dine nightly on watermelon-champagne soup, leek salad and crab legs, is not above a pork ...

28 Jul

RAGBRAI 2012: Light(er) day promotes party theme

Kyle Munson - 3 comments

ANAMOSA, Ia. — “Proceed to party” was Marshalltown’s theme for its overnight RAGBRAI stop — but Friday’s conditions seemed to better fit the sentiment, thanks to an ostensibly tame 42-mile ...

27 Jul

RAGBRAI 2012: We wish Zenorsville’s Bill Zenor (and the corn bears) well

Des Moines Register - 0 comments

By Andie Dominick As the 40th RAGBRAI draws to a close Saturday, we would be remiss not to recognize a lesser known legend: Bill Zenor. The retired state trooper has worked on ...

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