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RAGBRAI 2018 route announcement: Watch it live here tonight

  • 27 January, 2018
  • Des Moines Register

UPDATE: Click here to see the 2018 route!

If you want to know which eight cities will be overnight hosts this summer for RAGBRAI and you’re not in downtown Des Moines for the Route Announcement Party, this is where you want to be. We’ll be streaming the announcement live tonight.

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The broadcast will begin at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Register columnist Kyle Munson and photojournalist Brian Powers are your hosts with exclusive interviews and fun ahead of the big unveiling. As soon as the route is announced, learn much more about the overnight hosts and the route in a story at

Munson and Powers continued their annual tradition of trying to ferret out the identities of the towns early and filed this cheeky investigation:

Until Saturday night, build up your appetite for RAGBRAI with one or more of these features:

  • Download the RAGBRAI app for Android or iPhone to get the latest updates, photos, videos and maps you can use offline once route details are released in March.
  • Subscribe to the new Just Go Bike podcast for fun conversation on biking, trail and training suggestions and to meet Iowa’s favorite biking personalities.
  • Get this year’s biking gear at the RAGBRAI shop.
  • Find the best stories, videos and photos (and buy them!) at and
  • Follow RAGBRAI on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for fun links, updates and photos.

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  1. Bruce Palmer

    Never ascribe to malice what can be adequately explained by incompetence. It looks like, for the first time, RAGBARI has engaged a set of idiots to bring the live broadcast of the route announcement. I give up.

  2. Wendy

    Looks fine to me from here. A bit of an echo with all the talking but fine nonetheless. Waiting for the actual ceremony to reserve final judgment.

  3. Iowa Mike on a Bike McClellen

    The RAGBRAI GODS are no happy! Get your act together before you post live on line ragbrai party!

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