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  • July 14, 2015

    RAGBRAI Town Spotlight: Parkersburg (Wednesday)

    In 2008, one of the worst tornadoes in US history hit Parkersburg. The EF-5 tornado hit the south side of town causing complete devastation to homes and trees. As you ride south on the way out of town, note the difference between the trees in the downtown area and the neighborhoods to the south.

  • July 29, 2010

    VIDEO: Junk drummers in Parkersburg

    Aplington-Parkersburg High School may be known for its football program, but its musicians were the stars during RAGBRAI’s visit today. Ten members of the A-P Junk Percussion Ensemble pounded away in a parking lot along the route.

  • July 29, 2010

    Tornado of bikes in Parkersburg

    The American flags that lined Parkersburg’s Main Street hung limp this morning, but a reminder of a much windier day stood in the middle of the main intersection: a 15-foot tornado-shaped sculpture made from bikes.

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