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RAGBRAI 2020 is canceled due to COVID-19

There will be no RAGBRAI this summer, organizers announced on Monday. “After deep consideration and collaboration with the eight overnight town executive committees, government agencies, the public health department, and official business partners of RAGBRAI, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone RAGBRAI XLVIII to July 25-31, 2021,” according to a statement on the Register’s […]

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Iowa’s Ride, the new cross-state cycling event, changes date and direction

Last month, members of the RAGBRAI staff announced in a Facebook post they were quitting and starting their own week-long cross-state cycling event, Iowa’s Ride, that would compete directly with the well-established Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. According to that Oct. 15 post, Iowa’s Ride would follow a west-to-east route, as RAGBRAI always does, and […]

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RAGBRAI’s staff quits over Carson King-related matter, announces new cross-state cycling event

On Tuesday, RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz announced that he “and the entire RAGBRAI staff [have] resigned.” Juskiewicz’s announcement was originally made in a open letter posted to the official RAGBRAI site, where it was quickly removed. “I can no longer be an effective leader when my principles are compromised by the leadership of Gannett/Des Moines Register,” Juskiewicz wrote. […]

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RAGBRAI 2019 route announced

RAGBRAI will feature a twist this year. Instead of arriving at the Mississippi on the final day of the week-long ride across Iowa, cyclists will have the chance to dip their wheels in the river on Friday night in Burlington, before following the river the next day to the ride’s final destination, Keokuk.
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Donald Kaul: A funny sort of eulogy

Donald Kaul, a twice almost-Pulitzer Prize winner; political humorist, satirist and columnist of the Des Moines Register’s “Over the Coffee” much more than twice; and unindicted co-conspirator and co-founder of Iowa’s annual bicycle ride and small-town-pillage-fest known as RAGBRAI, died Sunday, July 22 from prostate cancer and its complications. He had suffered a heart attack […]

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RAGBRAI street closures announced

Riders won’t arrive in Iowa City until Friday, July 27, but streets downtown will starting shutting down on early Thursday morning, July 26, as preparations for Iowa City’s big RAGBRAI party. Iowa Avenue between Clinton and Dubuque streets, and Clinton between Jefferson and Washington streets, will close at 6 a.m. on Thursday for the Book […]

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