Purchasing Day Passes or Non-Rider Wristbands on RAGBRAI

If you are interested in purchasing day passes or non-rider wristbands on the ride, please complete this application and bring with you with cash or check to speed up your purchase of wristbands on the ride: Day Pass and Non-Rider Wristband Application (for riders 18 and under Minor Addendum) Though you can no longer purchase day
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Des Moines isn’t same old town it was in 1997

Any city changes in 16 years, but the developments in downtown Des Moines since 1997 — the last time the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa spent the night in town — are especially pronounced. Public and private entities have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on housing, park land, event venues and commercial
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Five questions and answers about Lance Armstrong riding RAGBRAI

What has he been doing? In a televised confession with Oprah Winfrey in January, Armstrong admitted using banned drugs and blood transfusions to win races — and bullying those who questioned him in order to preserve his image. Since then he has mostly kept out of the public eye. His endorsement deals have all but
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Exhibit shows how Iowa cycling has evolved since 1869

After three days of riding across Iowa, bicyclists may have the week’s routine down. Iowa State Historical Museum curator Leo Landis stands in the entrance of its newest exhibit, “Riding Through History”, a historical look at RAGBRAI, complete with artifacts from the ride’s history, photos, video and even suspended bicycles. (Christopher Gannon/The Register) But if
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Munson: What’s in store for next 40 years of RAGBRAI?

While reporting a column in tiny Searsboro I happened to spot Bob Saar’s signature on the side of a building downtown. This would have seemed odd — he’s a musician, writer, journalist and Renaissance man who hails from Burlington in the southeast corner of the state — except that Saar had scrawled his name among
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