RAGBRAI LI July 20 -27, 2024

A Big Thanks to Our Training Coach, David Ertl!

  • 18 July, 2011
  • Jared

We just wanted to thank Coach David Ertl for writing the RAGBRAI Training Blogs this year.  Coach gave some great tips to help you prepare so you can enjoy RAGBRAI.

Don’t forget to stop by and say hi to Coach at the Farmers Feed Us stop in Churdan on Tuesday!




David Ertl is a USA Cycling Level 1 (Elite) Coach and NSCA Certified Personal Trainer. He is a coach with the Des Moines Cycle Club Race Team, the Iowa JDRF Ride To Cure Diabetes Team, and he coaches individual cyclists.   He also provides cycling training plans and ebooks at his website:  http://www.CyclesportCoaching.com . He can be contacted at coach@cyclesportcoaching.com


  1. Ski

    I really appreciate Dave’s articles. I can’t say I’m as up-to-snuff as I should be and didn’t begin training as early as I should have, but his information has been extremely helpful and realistic and gives me hope that my knees will last through the week.

  2. Cyfan

    Thank You Coach Dave. I have been reading your articles and have logged over 1000 miles of training and feel good about doing RAGBRAI. This will be my 5th RAGBRAI and probably my best training year. Bring on the Des Moines river valley I am ready!!!

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