Four ’90s rock acts highlight downtown Des Moines RAGBRAI celebration

Sponge (Special to the Register) Sponge frontman Vinnie Dombroski isn’t a cyclist, but he has plenty of experience performing for big groups of them. His other band, the Orbitsuns, has played after parties for the Ore 2 Shore mountain bike race in his native Michigan. “The people are so pumped up. They work so hard
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Medical team sees increase in injured riders Monday

The Ragbrai medical team did not see heat-related issues Monday, but rather saw an increase in riders with abrasions, broken bones and head injuries, said Ragbrai Medical Director Bob Libby. The medical team treated about double the patients Monday as the team did Sunday, Libby said. On Sunday, the team treated about six patients. By
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Riders indulge in state’s top tenderloins

Hamlin – Mr. Porkchop had some competition today along the RAGBRAI route. Hundreds of riders stopped at Darrell’s Place for cold beer and a famous breaded tenderloin. The restaurant won the inaugural “best breaded pork tenderloin” award from the Iowa Pork Producers Association in 2003. Darrell’s owner Jeff Munch prepared 1,200 tenderloins, 350 chicken sandwiches
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Teen with broken foot determined not to miss RAGBRAI

GUTHRIE CENTER — Gwynne Wright, 15, rode the Karras Loop on just 14 miles of training. Oh yeah, she’s recovering from a stress fracture in her right foot, too. “I got two screws put in in May, but I was like, ‘I still want to do RAGBRAI,’” Wright said. Wright’s doctor permitted her to start
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Everything you need to know about the Des Moines stop

TRAFFIC Authorities have spent all year preparing for the 10,000-plus registered and unregistered bicyclists who reach Des Moines. POLICE: Des Moines police plan to dedicate an entire patrol shift — about 30 officers — to policing the route, campgrounds and festivities on Court Avenue. The remaining two patrol shifts will work 12-hour days everywhere else
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In Des Moines for RAGBRAI? Explore the city on two wheels

The High Trestle Bridge, illuminated at night (Register file photo) More than 600 miles of recreational trails weave through central Iowa. And should RAGBRAI riders in town for the Des Moines stop find a few minutes (or hours) to kill and are looking to explore, here are a few spots to check out on their
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