Registration deadline extended to April 15 for weeklong rider, weeklong non-rider, and vehicles passes!

  • April 03, 2013

    RAGBRAI Training: Yes Punxsatawney Phil was Wrong, But it is Now Time for Training!

    Punxsatawney Phil was wrong. We didn't have six more weeks of winter, we had eight more. But the weather is finally warming up a bit and the snow is almost gone here in Iowa and we are starting to get out on our bikes after a long, long winter. It's hard to believe that in three short months it will be steamy hot here. This article will touch on some items to keep in mind as you get out on your bike again this spring, especially if you haven't, ahem, ridden in a while!

  • March 01, 2013

    RAGBRAI Training: Let’s Get Started!

    Today is the first day of March and despite a heavy snow here in Iowa this week, it isn't too early to be thinking about starting to get yourself in shape for this summer

  • January 11, 2013

    RAGBRAI Training: Coach Ertl Returns!

    Can you believe it? The 2013 RAGBRAI Route Announcement occurs in about two weeks! Equally amazing, at least to me, is that I have been writing these training blogs for RAGBRAI for the past four years.

  • July 02, 2012

    RAGBRAI Training: RAGBRAI is Not a Race

    When people find out I am a cyclist, more often than not the first question out of their mouth is “Do you do RAGBRAI?” My favorite answer to that question is “Yes, and I won it last year!”

  • June 25, 2012

    RAGBRAI Training: Consecutive Days of Riding

    One thing that is unique about RAGBRAI from many other tours is that this ride is seven days long. Therefore, one thing you need to be prepared for is being able to ride for seven days in a row.

  • June 05, 2012

    RAGBRAI Training: Riding and Reading

    As I’m writing this, the countdown clock on the RAGBRAI website says 47 days to go until RAGBRAI begins. If you have been riding and preparing as I’ve suggested then you have no reason for panic. But, if you haven’t, it is time to get on your bike and get to work.

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