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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.

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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

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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

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

22 Jul

RAGBRAI a ‘blessing’ for needy Parkersburg family

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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 ...

22 Jul

Ackley’s claim to fame: 20 feet of ice cream

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They built a 20-foot-8-inch ice cream cone and outfitted it with a soft serve machine.

22 Jul

Freedom rock in Ackley is a top selfie spot

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Ray Sorensen is painting a rock for every Iowa county.

21 Jul

A century-old Eldora theater endures

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  Just off the main square in Hardin County is a relic of the past. The Grand Theatre in Eldora, Iowa, stands where it has since 1912 when it was a vaudeville ...

21 Jul

‘Biker heaven’ is an ice cream store in Radcliffe

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The store sells ice cream, homemade pie and chocolates, and features a well-stocked gift section

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