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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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07-19-2015RAGBRAI - This annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa is the longest, largest and oldest touring bicycle ride in the world.

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69 Photos: The best of RAGBRAI 07-27-2015
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Another (adjective) RAGBRAI comes to a close 07-25-2015
Video: Bud’s gift to RAGBRAI 07-25-2015
“This is my gift to you guys,” said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, Iowa. Not a rider himself, Henson said: “A pool is only as good as you share it.” brightcove.createExperiences(); […]
Video: First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels 07-25-2015
First time RAGBRAI rider Gina Fish talks about her experiences in Iowa on two wheels. brightcove.createExperiences();  
Munson: Summing up the trends, tastes and good people of RAGBRAI 2015 07-25-2015
  Bob Studer of Ames, 79, displays the spoon he always carries in his fanny pack on RAGBRAI. Davenport, Ia. — If I rode RAGBRAI for no other reason than to pedal myself ravenous and then enjoy a roadside breakfast of Amish gooseberry pie a la Mode, I contend […]
RAGBRAI Day 7 photos: Coralville to Davenport 07-25-2015
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Munson: He will end RAGBRAI with canoe dip and float away 07-25-2015
  Forrest Ward tows his 150-pound canoe. Struggling uphill on RAGBRAI feels like enough of a chore near the end of the ride. But Forrest Ward of Marion has given his fellow bicyclists far less room to complain by towing an 18 1/2-foot, 150-pound canoe on the final […]
What to look for Saturday on RAGBRAI 07-24-2015
Here's a quick look ahead toward Saturday’s 68-mile ride from Coralville to Davenport: MAP: Getting around in Davenport (large file) | Downtown map (large file) WEATHER FROM WHO-HD: It will be sunny today. The wind will be out of the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. It will […]
Viking-helmeted Ankeny man rides RAGBRAI 07-24-2015
Dan Gable keeps low profile, surprises wrestling fans 07-24-2015
So who’s the toughest of them all? Wrestling legend Dan Gable shook hands with RAGBRAI riders Sgt. Vlady Kazberouk of Clinton, serving with Oskaloosa’s 3654 Maintenance Company of the Army National Guard, and former Army soldier Brad Lester of Solon. (Michael […]

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Last Update: April 12th, 2015