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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.

25 Jul

Steve Van Deest, a quadriplegic RAGBRAI rider, hand-cycled thousands of miles. But don’t call him an inspiration.

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This Iowan hand-cycled thousands of miles across Iowa — and made RAGBRAI more welcoming to riders of all abilities in the process.

24 Jul

A freak accident killed his 10-year-old son Garrett. But his organs and tissues live on in 132 people.

Courtney Crowder - 3 comments

These parents started a foundation to promote organ donation. Now they are taking their message to RAGBRAI.

27 Jan

RAGBRAI 2018 route: Overnight towns have been announced

Courtney Crowder - 11 comments

Now we know: These are the eight Iowa towns that thousands of cyclists will invade for this summer's fun and sun.

22 Jul

Good weather means fewer bike repairs

Courtney Crowder - 0 comments

The bike expo area of an overnight RAGBRAI stop can be a sad place.

22 Jul

RAGBRAI a ‘blessing’ for needy Parkersburg family

Courtney Crowder - 0 comments

John Luhring, 25, and his wife, Layla, 24, had long planned to host a fundraiser for their youngest daughter, Jayne, when RAGBRAI rolled into town Wednesday. Just seven months old, ...

22 Jul

DRAGBRAI hopes to spotlight LGBT issues

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It was hard to miss Team Fly on Wednesday. First, there’s their bus, which is outfitted with plane parts, including details like airline seats and overhead bins. Then, there’s Gayle Jordan, who at ...

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