Funnel cakes a perk at State Fair stop

Funnel cake is one of several State Fair foods available to RAGBRAI riders.(MARY STEGMEIR / The Register) Funnel cake from the Iowa State Fair was impossible to pass up for RAGBRAI rider Elizabeth Deiter. The 48-year-old had already been craving something sweet when she pedaled past a food stand selling the fried bread this morning.
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Day 4: What to know before heading out

Here’s a quick primer about today’s 50-mile ride from Des Moines to Knoxville: WEATHER: A cool morning will make some wear long sleeves, according to WHO-TV’s forecast — expect overnight lows in the 50s. By this afternoon there will have sunshine and highs in the low 80s. TONIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT: Main Stage Entertainment: Kevin Gordon, The Diplomats
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Officials report few public safety issues in Des Moines

9:30 p.m.: So far, there have been no major public safety issues at the concert and festival along the Walnut and Court Ave. bridges, police say. Things were so low-key that officers were posing for iPhone portraits and fist-bumping with partiers as Live performed. “It seems like everyone’s behaving and being responsible,” said Sgt. Bernell
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Author writes book to share ‘unique and incredible event, RAGBRAI’

Greg Borzo didn’t write his book to make money. He created it to help spread the word about “America’s favorite bicycle ride,” he said. “My goal was to tell a story,” Borzo said. “I wanted to tell an accurate, balanced story.” The story he chose to tell was that of RAGBRAI. His book, “RAGBRAI: America’s
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RAGBRAI 2013 draws crowds to new downtown Hub

RAGBRAI 2013 brought a swarm of people right to the door of the Riverwalk Hub, a newly opened downtown concessions stop that aims to cater to area cyclists. The building, conceived years ago by the city, recently opened this month with Michael LaValle at the helm, a well-known Des Moines chef with places like The
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