Savor the goodness of fried Jell-O

HEDRICK, Ia. – Turns out, even in RAGBRAI’s rolling feast, there is always room for fried Jell-O. Brenda Cox of nearby Ollie concocted the oddball treat a while ago and enlisted her family to sell it from her Nana’s Delicacies truck, along with deep-fried Klondike Bars and Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers. (Note to Iowa’s “Healthiest State”
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Fairfield to attempt fake mustache record

Hold onto your handlebars, Fairfield. Even the fake ones. Tonight RAGBRAI riders and Fairfield residents will attempt to break the world record for the most people wearing fake mustaches. The current record is 1,534. Organizers though want at least 4,000 people. “We’d like to set the bar high,” said organizer Terry Baker. Baker said the
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California woman celebrates 90th birthday on RAGBRAI

FREEMONT — Celebrating a 90th birthday is a special milestone. Celebrating while riding 406 miles across the state of Iowa is an achievement Bette Winthers likely can claim to herself. The 89-year-old from Salinas, Calif., turns 90 next Wednesday and she is celebrating by riding all seven days of RAGBRAI with her two daughters; Cheryl
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Riders make best of crappy weather

OSKALOOSA — The rain has stopped but skies are overcast as cyclists make their way toward Fairfield this morning. Thousands of RAGBRAI campers and late-night partiers dealt with rain on and off throughout Thursday night. Many riders this morning are decked out in rain jackets and long-sleeved shirts. Some have water-proof covers for helmets and
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Light rain could soak riders this morning near Oskaloosa

RAGBRAI cyclists could get a brief soak this morning near Oskaloosa, the National Weather Service reports. Light rain could fall along the beginning portion of today’s route of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. “It’s really just some light stuff out in southeast Iowa,” said Rob DeRoy, data program manager for the NWS in Des
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Day 6: What to know before heading out

Here’s a quick primer about today’s 52-mile ride from Oskaloosa to Fairfield: WEATHER: It could be stormy early this morning. The afternoon will be mostly cloudy. Highs will be much cooler, in the mid-70s. TONIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT: Main Stage Entertainment: Spazmatics Opening Acts: Peru Circus performers, 34th Army Band Sidewinders & Jefferson County Green Band THE SIGHTS: Here’s
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Wrencher keeps riders rolling

PELLA, Ia. – Marty Doane specializes in the crucial grimy side of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Coverage of this fabled trek tends to be dominated by either the awestruck newbies, or the diehards with sculpted calf muscles and scads of state-crossings under their belts. But Doane offers a biographical departure: He’s
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