The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

Training blog

19 Jun

RAGBRAI Training: Dealing With Iowa Heat. DO Sweat It!

TJ Juskiewicz - 0 comments

It is 92 degrees, humid and windy. Perfect and typical RAGBRAI weather so this ride serves as good preparation for RAGBRAI.  So just how does a cyclist deal with this ...

14 May

RAGBRAI Training: Is Iowa Hilly? Hill Yes!

TJ Juskiewicz - 5 comments

Iowa is flat. Believe that and I’ll tell you its cold in Iowa in July too. Sometimes people are surprised how un-flat Iowa is.

25 Mar

RAGBRAI Training: Does Indoor Training Count Towards Mileage Goals?

TJ Juskiewicz - 12 comments

The calendar says that spring began this week, but one wouldn’t know it looking outside. As I write this on March 24, is it literally freezing outside and sleeting.

18 Mar

RAGBRAI Training: It’s Time to Kick Off this RAGBRAI Training Party!

TJ Juskiewicz - 6 comments

Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips throughout the season to help you prepare properly and adequately for the trek across the state.

4 Mar

Nuun is Back as our Hydration Sponsor for the 2018 Edition of RAGBRAI!

TJ Juskiewicz - 2 comments

Nuun is back as our hydration sponsor for the 2018 edition of RAGBRAI.  We will be serving Nuun Hydration products at the meeting town and along the route and encourage ...

8 Aug

RAGBRAI May Be a Memory But the Cycling Season Rolls On

TJ Juskiewicz - 0 comments

Congratulations on making it through RAGBRAI. I hope your preparation worked for you and my tips were useful. I’ve received some emails from people who said they accomplished their goals ...

26 Jun

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #9 – Thar She Blows, Ride Like the Wind

TJ Juskiewicz - 5 comments

You can count on one thing, there is almost always wind in Iowa.  So you’d better be ready to deal with it.  Headwinds are a fact of cycling life, so ...

19 Jun

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #8 – Get Ready for the Hot, Humid Days of RAGBRAI

TJ Juskiewicz - 6 comments

We’ve been in a warm spell the past couple of weeks, just in time to remind me of things to consider when cycling in the heat and humidity.

2 Jun

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #7 – Iowa isn’t Colorado, But There are Still 13,000 Feet of Climbing on RAGBRAI. Get Your Climbing Legs On!

TJ Juskiewicz - 2 comments

Iowa has a reputation of a being a flat state. So it’s a little surprising that I get so many questions about how to train for the hills on ...

24 May

Top Ten Training Tips #6: Is Your Bike in Shape?

TJ Juskiewicz - 0 comments

So far these training tips have focused on getting your engine (you) in shape for RAGBRAI. But you don’t do it alone.

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