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....

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...

Camel turns out to be a hit with riders

Jabara the camel has one hump, and that was enough to steal the RAGBRAI spotlight in Mount Vernon Friday. The full-grown camel, who the owners estimate to be 7 or 8 years old, spent the morning in a small, fenced-in area at the heart of commotion in the meetup town....

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...

Rain starts a party in Mt. Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Ia. — When it rains on RAGBRAI, it divides the riders into two distinct groups: those who hunker down and those who dance it out. Stacey Jackson of North Liberty fell into the second category, as did hundreds of her closest friends in the middle of First...