Bicyclists on The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa love to dream up wild, kooky team names that often are as loud and colorful as their Spandex duds.

Real RAGBRAI crews such as “Butt Ice” and “Road Kill” make that much plain.

To get everybody in the mood for the Jan. 24 announcement of this year’s RAGBRAI overnight towns we wanted to help you brainstorm even more names.

Go to play our new “What’s your RAGBRAI team name?” game – a way to generate your very own name based on your first initial and your date of birth.

The “Chain Lube GuzzleTeam namers” and the “Deep-fried Grannies” (not real teams) will thank you.


2015 RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party

Do you want to be the first to know the 2015 RAGBRAI XLIII Route? Attend the RAGBRAI route announcement party, featuring live music with a special performance from Pop Rocks.

When: Jan. 24. 7 to 8 p.m. VIP & Iowa Bicycle Coalition members entrance is from 7 to 8 p.m.; general admission begins at 8 p.m.

Where: Iowa Events Center (Hy-Vee Hall B) in downtown Des Moines.

Iowa Bike Expo:10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Iowa Events Center.

Tickets: Visit

Watch it from home?

The Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI will host a live online show. Hosts Michael Morain and Kyle Munson will introduce you to some of the RAGBRAI bigwigs, share stories of RAGBRAI past and, of course, give you live access as each overnight town is announced. Go to or at 8:30 p.m. to catch the show; the announcement will be around 9 p.m.

 And don’t miss your shot, there’s still time to guess the route! 

Do you think you can pick the eight overnight towns for RAGBRAI XLIII? Enter the contest and see how close you come. Last year, 6 of 8 towns was the best that anyone could do! All entries must be received by January 16, 2015. Enter here: