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RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa. RAGBRAI is the longest, largest and oldest touring bicycle ride in the world.

The ride is planned and coordinated by the Des Moines Register newspaper, and attracts thousands of riders from all 50 states and many countries around the world. The people of Iowa truly make RAGBRAI the special event that it is by opening up their towns and communities to participants and making the event a rolling celebration of Iowa.

The RAGBRAI route averages 472 miles and is not necessarily flat. It begins somewhere along Iowa's western border on the Missouri River and ends along the eastern border on the Mississippi River, and changes each each year. The average distance of each day's ride is about 68 miles.

RAGBRAI is limited to 8,500 week-long riders and 1,500 day riders. If rider sign-ups exceed the limit, participants are chosen via a random lottery draw.

Web Site: ragbrai.org

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07-20-2014RAGBRAI - This annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa is the longest, largest and oldest touring bicycle ride in the world.

Headlines From RAGBRAIFeed

Video: RAGBRAIers ‘show us (their) wheels’ 07-24-2014
We’ve asked RAGBRAI riders to “show us your wheels” and we got exactly what we asked for. brightcove.createExperiences();
Munson: Wednesday was so easy … 07-24-2014
CLEAR LAKE, Ia. – I had an inkling that Wednesday was the easiest RAGBRAI day in history when I zoomed by the Mr. Pork Chop bus before 9 a.m. and rolled into Clear Lake before 10. But then I also found the data to back it up " and not just the balmy 75 […]
7 photos: Bret Michaels performs in Mason City 07-24-2014
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What to look for Thursday 07-23-2014
Here's a quick look ahead toward Thursday's 66-mile ride from Mason City to Waverly: MAP: Getting around in Waverly | More Waverly maps WEATHER: Thursday morning will be comfortable. Highs should reach the upper 70s. There is a slight chance for showers […]
RAGBRAI rider plays guitar made from cigar box 07-23-2014
Check out these two guys who brought some interesting guitars along for RAGBRAI. brightcove.createExperiences();
Video: How did Joe Sixpack get his nickname? 07-23-2014
Ever heard of a beer columnist? Well RAGBRAI has! Hear what Donald ‘Joe Sixpack’ Russell has to say about being a beer reporter. brightcove.createExperiences();
86-year-old world bicycling champ takes it easy on RAGBRAI 07-23-2014
Clear Lake — Carl Grove doesn’t look like a world champion. He doesn’t look 86 years old, either, but it’s true. The spry little guy from Elkhart, Ind., learned to bike on a $1.25 Schwinn from his dad and started cycling competitively more than 70 […]
Native’s kids visit Iowa for first time on RAGBRAI 07-23-2014
Clear Lake — Though 58-year-old Tom Murray is from Storm Lake, his kids, who live in China and Minnesota, had never visited the state. So, Tom though RAGBRAI was the perfect chance for them to meet some “Iowa Nice.” “All too often in the Twin Cities, […]
RAGBRAI riders visit Buddy Holly’s last stop 07-23-2014
Clear Lake — ’50s music was slamming while spandex was jamming to the tunes of Buddy Holly at the Surf Ballroom on Wednesday. RAGBRAI riders boogied on the dance floor with their decorated helmets and sweat-drenched shirts, as they visited the last place Buddy […]
Forest City starts cleanup, plans for more toilets next time 07-23-2014
FOREST CITY, Ia. — After a long night of partying, RAGBRAI cyclists wake up early in the morning an leave the overnight town to head further east of the state. But how does a town recuperate after thousands of people sleep overnight and travel through it? “It’s […]

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Last Update: April 2nd, 2014