RAGBRAI XLIV Daily Maps are Now Available!

The daily bike maps for RAGBRAI XLIV are now available for downloading.  You will find bike maps, mileage between towns, meeting towns, elevations, bike shop locations, service times and other useful information for RAGBRAI XLIV.  They are available in PDF formats for downloading. Download maps here: http://ift.tt/29uF66A Support vehicle maps will be available approximately July 11
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RAGBRAI Adds “Mile of Silence” to Remember Riders We Have Lost

Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Mills County, Iowa A “Mile of Silence” will be dedicated to the memory of those who sadly have been injured or killed while enjoying a bicycle ride.  The “Mile of Silence” will take place between the towns of Malvern and Tabor along Noyes Avenue (County Road H40) between 300th Street
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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 7 – Washington to Muscatine

The final day’s ride encompasses 49.7 miles with just 1,314 feet of climb.  It is by far the easiest day of the week and we all earned that easy day on the bike.  It felt like the Tour de France’s ride into Paris, an easy spin after the climbing of the past several days.  Riders
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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 6 – Ottumwa to Washington

RAGBRAIers will enjoy the 68.5 miles that includes 2,541 feet of climb as a bit longer than the day before but a bit flatter.  The ride out of Ottumwa will challenge most with some steep climbs through the city before it flattens on the rural stretches.  Riders will make welcome stops in Hedrick and Hayesville
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RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Day 5 – Centerville to Ottumwa

Thursday’s route from Centerville to Ottumwa travels 50.7 miles with just 1,999 feet of climb.  The morning ride over Rathbun Dam is a breathtaking ride that is not open to cyclists throughout the year.  The ride will visit small towns, all with populations less than 1,000 residents on the ride to Ottumwa.  The early part
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