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25 Jul

RAGBRAI in a wheelchair on a longboard? Erik Kondo says no problem.

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GARNER, Ia. — Riding a longboard while in a wheelchair, Erik Kondo stands out among cyclists on the route of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. He sits, strapped ...

25 Jul

Britt shows its hobo heritage for RAGBRAI riders

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BRITT, Ia. — Leanne Castillo is the honorary queen of the hobos. The 84-year-old oil portrait artist has been painting each year’s hobo king and queen in her town, the “hobo ...

24 Jul

After a brief escape, Bacon the piglet is back at RAGBRAI ‘swine cuddles’ tent

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WEST BEND, Ia. — Bacon was the piglet that (almost) got away. One of two piglets in the Northwest Iowa Badgers baseball club’s “swine cuddles” tent was apprehended after an escape ...

23 Jul

Iowan is back on the RAGBRAI route, 4 decades later

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PRIMGHAR, Ia. – Growing up in Iowa City, Jim Hussey’s paper routes helped shape him as an avid newspaper reader. Stories in the Des Moines Register informed him of the paper’s ...

23 Jul

Right place, right time: UI children’s hospital team sees and helps crash victim on road to RAGBRAI

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Traveling to Orange City on Friday for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, medical professionals in a team RV found themselves in the right spot to help a ...

23 Jul

RAGBRAI Mile of Silence: Riders remember those killed or injured

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GRANVILLE, Ia — Stereos were silenced and conversations quieted Sunday as cyclists passed through the Mile of Silence during the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The mile, which stretched ...

22 Jul

Orange City welcomes RAGBRAI riders, and a giant front wheel

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Orange City is a first-time overnight town, and its population easily doubled Saturday as riders from every U.S. state and countries around the world converged for the seven-day ride, the ...

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