Multiple riders suffer from heat exhaustion

Several riders needed emergency medical assistance after suffering from heat exhaustion during Monday’s ride, according to a Palo Alto County authorities. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the western two-thirds of the state for Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures are expected to reach the 90s, with high humidity too. At 4 p.m. on Monday,
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Behind the scenes: State Patrol on RAGBRAI

Iowa State Patrol troopers are putting in long hours to make sure that every intersection, bar and street is safe for cyclists and drivers alike during RAGBRAI. Eleven troopers ride the route and direct traffic to ensure collisions don’t occur. Troopers put in 10 to 12 hours of work a day, said Sgt. Scott Bright. “We look
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Sights from the road: pup in tow, cross country youngster, team Stop A Lot

GRAETTINGER–It was a short, but sweaty push Monday from Milford/Okoboji to Graettinger with only one stop in Terril. Per usual the 28-mile stretch, just 12-miles short of the overnight town of Emmetsburg, offered no shortage of spectacles, shenanigans and characters on wheels. Many of those moments unfold on the road between the obvious party spots
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State trooper celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day differently

GRAETTINGER, Ia. — Every year RAGBRAI holds Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to thank the people in uniform who keep cyclists safe during the ride. Iowa State Patrol Trooper Michael Messerich is on a bike this week for another purpose: honoring fallen police officers and helping families who have lost officers in their lives. That’s why he’s riding with
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Why I RAGBRAI on a recumbent

TERRIL–Mike Leegard calls himself the human power plant. Solar panels behind his recumbent help keep his younger sisters connected to the world during the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. “I don’t have a smartphone but I’m the power plant,” Leegard said while powering through from Milford to Terril Monday morning. His solar setup
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Why I RAGBRAI on a recumbent

TERRIL–Mike Leegard calls himself the human power plant. Solar panels behind his recumbent help keep his younger sisters connected to the world during the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. “I don’t have a smart phone but I’m the power plant,” Leegard said while powering through from Milford to Terril Monday morning. His solar
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