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  • Meet the woman who rode RAGBRAI in combat boots

    For 418 miles last week, Lacey Hameister biked RAGBRAI in a pair of tan Bates M-8 tactical boots. It was hard. They were heavy. They made her feet sweat and slipped off pedals while cycling uphill, causing the pedals to swing around and bang her in the shins. But it was worth it, Hameister said: She got to tell […]

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  • RAGBRAI Reflections with John Karras

    by John Karras, Grampa RAGBRAI A strange, but predictable, thing happened this year to Ann and I on our way to our umpteenth time to ride RAGBRAI–we were physically unable to ride it(we had a paltry 49 miles of training on out legs). It wasn’t the biggest disappointment of our 63-plus years of marriage, but […]

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  • Rock Valley’s Jaydn Faber Wins the RAGBRAI Kid’s Art Contest

    The children of the RAGBRAI XLII overnight communities were invited to participate in the annual RAGBRAI Kids’ Art Contest.  The contest called for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to incorporate their town’s RAGBRAI theme into colorful artwork. The artwork could be drawings, paintings or sculptures. The children’s artwork will be displayed throughout the communities […]

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  • RAGBRAI Training: Don’t Put Your Bike Away Now!

    by Coach David Ertl Don’t put your bike away now. You are in the best shape of the season.   Well, another RAGBRAI is done and in the books. I hope you enjoyed yourself and I also hope this blogs gave you some advice that helped you prepare adequately for the ride.  This is a […]

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  • Beer ride: Microbrews catch up on RAGBRAI

    Bob Wagner, operations manager at Backpocket Brewing Co. serves an IPA at the brewery in Coralville, IA on Thursday, May 15, 2014.(Photo: Iowa City Press-Citizen file photo) RAGBRAI has a reputation for being awash in light beer from corporate breweries. Yet more craft brewers are training palates at the state’s biggest rolling party. This year, […]

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  • 50 photos: Zach Boyden-Holmes’ favorite RAGBRAI 2014 photos

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