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RAGBRAI

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


Event Info:

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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

RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up Now for Another Fun and Successful RAGBRAI in 2015! 01-28-2015
by Coach David Ertl Once again I will be providing training tips to help you prepare for a successful and fun RAGBRAI.  Regardless of your goals, whether to ride the entire route or just do some of it, hopefully I will be able to provide some useful information to help […]
Discuss the RAGBRAI XLIII route with director TJ Juskiewicz 01-26-2015
The route for RAGBRAI XLIII was unveiled on Saturday night. What do you think of the route? Have questions about how it was chosen or other details? Join us at noon on Tuesday for a discussion with ride director TJ Juskiewicz about the route for RAGBRAI XLIII. Live Blog […]
Just announced: The 8 RAGBRAI XLIII overnight towns 01-24-2015
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60 photos: 2015 Ragbrai Announcement Party 01-24-2015
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Watch here: RAGBRAI overnight towns announced soon 01-23-2015
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Where Will RAGBRAI Go This Summer? 01-22-2015
brightcove.createExperiences(); The mystery! The anticipation! Where will #RAGBRAI go in 2015? Check out the video above to see how The Des Moines Register‘s Kyle Munson and Michael Morain attempt to find out early. Plus we have a fun bonus for you: Here’s […]
RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party Will Stream Live! 01-20-2015
Can't make it to the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party? You don't have to miss a minute of the action, tune in to our live coverage online! * Live video: Des Moines Register reporters Kyle Munson and Michael Morain will once again provide live coverage of the Route […]
Have some fun with RAGBRAI team-name generator 01-07-2015
Bicyclists on The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa love to dream up wild, kooky team names that often are as loud and colorful as their Spandex duds. Real RAGBRAI crews such as "Butt Ice" and "Road Kill" make that much plain. To get […]
Quad Cities Bicycle Club Wins 2014 RAGBRAI Rider Cup 12-24-2014
The Quad Cities Bicycle Club, the sixth-largest cycling club in the United States, celebrated their 50th Anniversary this past year while also celebrating the life of one of the most memorable riders who helped shaped the club.  The Quad Cities Bicycle Club is this year's […]
Primal Wear & Iowa Bicycle Coalition to Host Best Bike Jersey Contest 12-23-2014
Do you have the best team jersey?The Iowa Bicycle Coalition and Primal Wear is hosting a Best Bike Jersey contest during the 2015 RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party. Anyone can enter the contest with a photo of their custom designed jersey and submit it to bikeinfo@iowabicyclecoalition.org. […]

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Last Update: April 2nd, 2014