The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

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24 Jul

No more whoopie in Brighton

Michael Morain - 5 comments

The signs leading into Brighton stretched for miles, but they all advertised the same idea. There was this one: “Our women make the best whoopie.” And this one: “I wanted to ride ...

24 Jul

Ottumwa engagement

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After a 5 a.m. rainstorm on their tent and a long, hilly Thursday ride, the day ended pretty well for Erin Case and Jason Shaw of Kirksville, Mo. Shaw, who grew ...

24 Jul

Buses for sale in Pekin

Michael Morain - 4 comments

Riders stopped at the school in Pekin for the usual stuff – water, Gatorade, breakfast burritos – but they could also buy something a little heftier. The local school district ...

23 Jul

Water proves to be elusive in Blakesburg

RAGBRAI - 0 comments

Blakesburg, Ia.— RAGBRAI riders who braved a one-two-three punch of hills before reaching this town of 350 had three solid entertainment options before departing toward Ottumwa on the last leg ...

23 Jul

Tall tales in Moravia

Michael Morain - 0 comments

Sure, Moravia is known for its Czech heritage and girls basketball champions, but the town has another – and much taller – claim to fame. James Stevens, the guy who cooked ...

23 Jul

O, tiny town of Bethlehem

Michael Morain - 0 comments

If the old Christmas hymn was about Iowa’s Bethlehem instead of the one over in the West Bank, they’d have to change the lyrics: It’s not just little, it’s tiny. The ...

23 Jul

Riders enjoy ice cream, relax in Moravia

RAGBRAI - 0 comments

The stars are a mainstay in this town during the Christmas season, but it wasn't until about 15 years ago that residents researched the meaning behind them, Lois Van Zante ...

23 Jul

Ring the bell, win a gun in Iconium

RAGBRAI - 0 comments

The church bell on the west edge of town beckoned riders to stop for pie, muffins and fruit halfway through today's route.

22 Jul

Riders kick back in Chariton

RAGBRAI - 7 comments

Charlie Anderson's friends finally convinced him to come to see small-town Iowa. And what better vantage point for the 32-year-old Bend, Ore. man than from the seat of a bike?

22 Jul

RAGBRAI photos on Metromix

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Our friends over at Des Moines Metromix sent a pair of photographers to Indianola Tuesday night to photograph the nightlife.

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