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27 Jul

Did you guess the RAGBRAI XLVIII meeting towns?

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Great job historians! Here are all the trivia questions and answers from the weeklong Guess the meeting town trivia. The RAGBRAI XLVIII map has been updated to include the seven meeting ...

27 Jul

Making ‘Beard Pop’: How a beloved Iowa cover band became The Pork Tornadoes

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By Sierra A. Porter The Pork Tornadoes are so Iowan it hurts. The self-described “Band of Iowa,” the four-man group falls into the equally self-created category of Beard Pop — a hipper, ...

27 Jul

These favorite RAGBRAI recipes will get you in the spirit of the ride

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By Sarah Kay LeBlanc The week that should have been punctuated by the sound of thousands of wheels spinning into the Mississippi River instead ended without the traditional joyous exclamations of jubilee. Although ...

27 Jul

Pie-ynasty established!: Team Register takes Golden Roller at Rhubarb Rumble V

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By Courtney Crowder YOUR HOME, U.S.A. — The competitors formed ranks not at folding tables on a small Iowa main street, but in Zoom windows. They sported not full Lycra suits and ...

27 Jul

‘A silver lining’: RAGBRAI Director Dieter Drake joins day rides in Iowa despite cancellation

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By Philip Joens CORALVILLE — As Team Spare Tire pedaled through a hazy drizzle, carving a path from Coralville to Solon, RAGBRAI Director Dieter Drake was about 200 miles east of where ...

27 Jul

‘It’s well-deserved recognition’: See Des Moines’ new RAGBRAI sculpture

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By Sierra A. Porter John Karras and Donald Kaul went on a now-famous bike ride in August of 1973. It was an excursion that would bring Iowans together to launch the world’s biggest bicycling event: the Register’s ...

27 Jul

RAGBRAI and RAYGUN team up on 2020 shirts, donate proceeds to Iowa charities

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By Katie Akin Need a new jersey for your 2020 RAGBRAI team of one? The normally in-person bicycle ride, which was canceled in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is selling three new T-shirt options to raise ...

27 Jul

‘The next best thing’: Virtual RAGBRAI is hitting the road — online

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By Courtney Crowder RAGBRAI co-founder John Karras called me the other day with a question. “Courtney, how do you ride your bike online?” I quickly parsed through whether to explain the Peloton phenomena, ...

25 Jan

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

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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

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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 ...

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