First-time Iowa visitors get a taste of small town hospitality

Four friends from Mexico said they are absolutely loving Iowa.  The group’s biggest hits?  The food and the hospitality.  Michael Cullinan, 37, Ryan Flory, 39, Ryan Peseckas, 34, and Jeff Campbell, 31, all of Juarez and Nuevo Laredo Mexico, said their first trips to Iowa have left a lasting impression. Campbell is originally from Minnesota
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360-degree video: Bathtub races in Manson

Watch RAGBRAI riders participate in bathtub races in Manson, Iowa. INSTRUCTIONS: • Desktop users: Click the video to play, then drag your cursor left or right to pan the 360-degree video around the scene. • Mobile users: Tap the video to play then move phone left to right experience the 360-degree view. via RAGBRAI http://ift.tt/1MgMKQc

Cycling legend honored with first ever gravel loop

A special sticker is the symbol to remember to help honor a passionate cycling advocate who died outside his own bike wheel business facility last year. The riders who chose to brave the first-ever gravel loop of RAGBRAI Monday morning helped honor Steve Hed – who was formerly of HED Cycling and a man who loved
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RAGBRAI tech: Starved for signal and juice

Riders flock to the free charging station in Manson on RAGBRAI’s second day. (Kyle Munson/The Register)   RAGBRAI, Day 2 — Monday morning out of Storm Lake began, ever so appropriately, with a rainstorm. Alumni of last year’s ride will remember the torrential downpour that slugged us the morning out of Waverly. This wasn’t nearly
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A morning wave from Little Miss Iowa

Little Miss Iowa MacKenzie Wallace welcomes riders to Newell with three older generations of the royal family: great-grandmother Alyce Falkner and grandmother Midge Townsend, both of Newell, and mother Tessa Wallace of Sac City. Newell — Uneasy is the head that wears the crown. Or if not uneasy, at least a little heavy “sometimes,” said
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