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25 Jan

RAGBRAI announces 2020 route: Annual cycling event will pass through these Iowa towns

Courtney Crowder - 18 comments

After a downright frosty January, talk of ice cream sundaes, lakeside camping and baseball games conjured summer memories as RAGBRAI announced its 2020 route through north-central Iowa Saturday night. The 2020 ...

25 Jan

RAGBRAI forever: Statues honoring founders, rider memories, unveiled

Courtney Crowder - 0 comments

After years of planning, the bronze renderings of the RAGBRAI founders are slated to stand in Water Works Park Most people in their old age shrink, but John Karras grew six ...

15 Oct

RAGBRAI will continue its 48th ride across Iowa in 2020, despite staff resignations

Courtney Crowder - 41 comments

The marketing team behind the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, more commonly known as RAGBRAI, resigned Tuesday. In tandem with their resignation, the former staff announced a new bike ride, ...

25 Jul

‘American Picker’ Mike Wolfe living it up on this year’s RAGBRAI

Courtney Crowder - 0 comments

Stretching, tuning up his bike and eating some watermelon — Mike Wolfe has been having fun on RAGBRAI with his high school buddies.

24 Jul

The Register takes down NPR in pie-eating, reclaims Golden Roller for Iowans everywhere

Courtney Crowder - 1 comment

We came with a hunger — not only in our bellies, but in our souls.

24 Jul

Ride for Jack: Family does RAGBRAI for student who died while studying abroad

Courtney Crowder - 0 comments

Jack Gustafson and his dad were supposed to ride RAGBRAI before his unexpected passing. Now, his family is riding to bring closure.

26 Jan

RAGBRAI 2019 route: We’re doing something brand-new on this year’s southern ride through these 8 towns

Courtney Crowder - 10 comments

The wait is over. These eight towns will host thousands of RAGBRAI riders in July.

28 Jul

Youth Off Road Riders offers cycling to those who wouldn’t otherwise — and life lessons to columnists

Courtney Crowder - 0 comments

What I learned on RAGBRAI was made clear to me on the penultimate day by a bunch of teens on bikes.

27 Jul

Des Moines Register loses to NPR in RAGBRAI pie-eating contest

Courtney Crowder - 0 comments

The third time around for this competition was packed with impressive eaters on both sides.

26 Jul

‘Like coming home’: Iowa State Patrol trooper celebrates one more RAGBRAI before retirement

Courtney Crowder - 2 comments

Lt. Genie Clemens, 55, is retiring in August after a 30-year career in law enforcement, including more than a decade heading up RAGBRAI.