Dan Gable keeps low profiles, surprises wrestling fans

So who’s the toughest of them all? Wrestling legend Dan Gable shook hands with RAGBRAI riders Sgt. Vlady Kazberouk of Clinton, serving with Oskaloosa’s 3654 Maintenance Company of the Army National Guard, and former Army soldier Brad Lester of Solon. (Michael Morain/The Register) CORALVILLE — Olympic wrestling gold medalist and University of Iowa coaching icon
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Pastoral scenes, red carpet welcome riders to Coralville

Coralville rolled out the red carpet for RAGBRAI 2015 — a massive one that cyclists rolled across while taking in an elaborate scene at Iowa River Landing. A drone buzzed above the steady stream of riders swarming tents filled with bike gear and swag, art and local souvenirs. The entourage of spandex and helmets converged with painted
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Mary’s Meals raises funds to feed Malawi kids

SOLON, Ia. — While RAGBRAI riders gorged themselves on apple pie across the street and humongous turkey legs around the corner, a group of locals raised money to feed kids in Malawi. But don’t worry: This isn’t a guilt-filled downer. There is good news to report. Over the last few months, the local branch of
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DM Register thumps NPR in RAGBRAI pie-eating contest

  Kyle Munson and Joe Palca begin devouring rhubarb pie.   Mt. Vernon, Ia. — Neither rain nor a flat tire could derail the epic, inaugural RAGBRAI pie-eating contest between National Public Radio’s “No Pie Refused” team and a trio of Register journalists.  Michael Morain and I devised this goofy diversion as NPR returned for
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Photography drone flies over RAGBRAI

Justyn Miller, CEO of South Slope Cooperative Communications, uses a drone to capture photos and video of RAGBRAI riders heading into Coralville on Friday. Although many passersby and a few riders were snapping photos of the RAGBRAI finish line, Justyn Miller took his photography to the sky. Miller, CEO of North Liberty-based South Slope Cooperative
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AnimeIowa, RAGBRAI come together at IRL

Sam Eue, left, dressed as Train Heartnet from the anime “Black Cat,” and Shane Blair, right, dressed as Beowulf from the video game “Skullgirls,” pass by RAGBRAI festivities Friday on their way to AnimeIowa at the Iowa River Landing. Friday marked the second time AnimeIowa and RAGBRAI have come to Coralville at the same time,
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Can you help? Troopers seek owner of lost wedding band

There’s good news waiting for a RAGBRAI participant who lost his wedding band yesterday: A state trooper located the ring. The problem is that the rider’s name and identity is unknown. The man lost the ring near the intersection of Iowa highways 14 and 57 near Parkersburg on Thursday, said Sgt. Nathan Ludwig of the Iowa
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