June 08, 2018
Well we'll be back in Sigourney when pigs fly... no seriously we will be back in about a month for the Big Ride and we can't wait!! Even though Sigourney was hog heaven we had to roll out this morning, passing through Harper, Keota, Wellman, Kalona (Meeting Town), Riverside, and Hills, on our way to Iowa City. Click to read more!
May 14, 2018
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.
June 02, 2017
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!
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 RAGBRAI.
July 25, 2016
Monday's route to Creston featured almost 4,000 feet of climb.
June 15, 2015
Here is the next installment of Coach David Ertl's series on the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI: Headwinds, Hills, Heat and Humidity. This week he focuses on Hills and how you can deal with them. Even though everyone who doesn’t live in Iowa assumes it is flat, once you ride here you will realize that is not the case. This year’s route has a total of 15,500 feet of climbing. To put that in perspective, that is more than half way up Mt Everest!