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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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‘We’ll continue RAGBRAI’s longstanding tradition in 2020,’ Gannett announces

RAGBRAI will continue, Gannett Co. Inc., announced following the sudden resignation of the famous cross-state bike ride’s staff on Tuesday afternoon. “We’ll continue RAGBRAI’s longstanding tradition in 2020 with another great bicycle ride and strong partnerships with Iowa communities to raise money for good causes,” Gannett said in a statement […]

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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 Juskiewicz’s announcement was originally made in a open letter posted to the official RAGBRAI site, where it was quickly removed.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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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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Get on your bikes and ride: RAGBRAI in Iowa City

Weeks before students return to town, Iowa City’s population will temporarily inflate as RAGBRAI rolls in for the first time since 1976. Whether you’re a rider or a townie (or both), here’s where to be and what to see during the Iowa City leg of RAGBRAI. (All events are free unless otherwise stated.) Thursday, July […]

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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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LV Recommends: International fare for RAGBRAI visitors in Iowa City

For the first time in over 40 years, Iowa City is hosting bicyclists and their entourages from all 50 states and a multitude of countries for the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa — better known as RAGBRAI. In celebration of our international guests, we’ve put together this guide to eating cross-continentally in our […]

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Remembering Frank Iowa, RAGBRAI icon

For the first time in RAGBRAI’s 45-year history, one of the true legends of the event will be missing. Frank Iowa, the only person from Iowa City to ride in every RAGBRAI, passed away on April 30. He was born Gregson Schmidt, but his love for his state prompted him to adopt the name by which he became known around his hometown of Iowa City. […]

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RAGBRAI needs volunteers to host riders during the overnight stop in Iowa City

You don’t have to pedal a bike to participate in RAGBRAI. The hosting committee for the overnight stop in Iowa City is looking for volunteers willing to open their homes — or at least, their backyards — to riders when they roll into town on Friday, July 27. “There will be a campground, and that […]

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