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15 Oct

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

Courtney Crowder - 40 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.

25 Jul

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

Courtney Crowder - 0 comments

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.

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