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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.

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Top 10 things we’ll remember about RAGBRAI XLII 07-27-2014
Memories of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa tend to melt into one continuous blur of hills and pork and sweaty spandex. And after 42 years, each ride can seem pretty much like the one before — except when they don’t. The Register’s […]
Conquered: What cyclists defeated to finish RAGBRAI 07-26-2014
GUTTENBERG, Ia. – I was happy to help Brett and Brittany of Team Spawn " they pedaled a tandem Saturday as I trudged up the second gigantic hill out of Garber on RAGBRAI XLII's roller-coaster day, topographically speaking. "This guy walking is […]
Colorado couple undaunted by RAGBRAI’s tiny hills 07-26-2014
Dave and Kathi Dibbern of Auroroa, Colo., pause for a snack in Garber on the final day of RAGBRAI 2014. (Kyle Munson/The Register) Dave and Kathi Dibbern perched themselves on a tree stump Saturday in Garber, the final pass-through town before RAGBRAI’s finish line […]
Video: How does it feel to finish RAGBRAI? 07-26-2014
Video: Whoa! RAGBRAI riders overlook the scenic view in Guttenberg 07-26-2014
“Strawberry Shortcake” greets RAGBRAI riders 07-26-2014
Taygan Shilhanek put her dramatic skills to use, getting into character as the iconic “Strawberry Shortcake” to greet RAGBRAI riders in Strawberry Point. The 15-year-old Starmont High School student handed out strawberry hard candies below the well-known strawberry […]
2014 Photos from you 07-26-2014
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Video: Iowa’s favorite bachelor steals hearts on RAGBRAI 07-26-2014
Iowa’s favorite bachelor steals hearts in Strawberry Point 07-26-2014
Iowa “Bachelorette” competitor Chris Soules hugs fan Claire McGuire in Strawberry Point on Saturday. Grant Rodgers/The Register brightcove.createExperiences();   A tire dip in the Mississippi is a rite of passage for RAGBRAI riders – but […]
Best library on RAGBRAI? This couple knows 07-26-2014
RAGBRAI riders coast down a hill by a cemetery on Saturday, July 26, 2014, after leaving Winthrop, Iowa. Charlie Litchfield/The Register David and Marianne House say small town libraries are like a big window into a community. So they’ve stopped at nearly every one […]

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Last Update: April 2nd, 2014