2009 RAGBRAI

21 Jul

Impressive lungs sell pie in Martensdale

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Martensdale, Ia. – As far as residents here were concerned, it was way too easy for bikers to breeze right through on Highway 28 without spending time or money ...

21 Jul

Belly dancers in Truro

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The gaggle of belly dancers who welcomed riders into Truro got all kinds of appreciative catcalls – and at least one unusual question. “We were asked if we were Amish ...

21 Jul

St. Charles welcomes the King

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St. Charles, Ia. – Church bells rang as cyclists rolled into town Tuesday morning to check out the sights. There was the miniature covered bridge on Main Street that bikes ...

21 Jul

Support vehicle involved in one-car accident

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An accident between Winterset and St. Charles on county road G50 involved a RAGBRAI support vehicle Tuesday morning.

21 Jul

Live from Michael Morain

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Toll House Cookie pie has just changed my life.

21 Jul

Skillet throws in Macksburg

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Minneapolis rider Oliver Dykstra did a little victory dance after he toppled the basketball head off a dummy in game on the Macksburg town square. “Yeah, I’ve been training,” he ...

21 Jul

Geography in Zion

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Jane Livingston and her 8-year-old grandson, Garrett, set up a giant U.S. map in the unincorporated town of Zion and asked riders to shout out where they lived. By 8:45 ...

21 Jul

RAGWii in Orient

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Oblivious to thousands of bikers passing behind them, two gamers played Wii Mario Kart out of the back of an SUV sponsored by Southwest Community College.

21 Jul

Kilen: Oddball Iowa legends provide incentive for RAGBRAI breaks

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When pedaling a bicycle nearly a mile uphill, rewards are vital. Some prefer pie, beer or other nonsense. The refined bike tourists prefer cultural immersion: local oddball legends, large bulls, ...

21 Jul

What to do Tuesday night in Indianola

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This is Indianola's first experience as an overnight town. Hosting this many sweaty, thirsty and (sometimes) rowdy people in a town of roughly 14,000 for a night is no easy ...

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