Just as two week-long mass bicycle tours — RAGBRAI and B.A.K. — announced their host cities for 2013, a third is calling it quits and partnering with a two-day bicycle festival. Ride the Rockies makes its announcement on Saturday.
After eight years, the Argus Leader Tour de Kota in South Dakota is pulling the plug …
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In updating the 2013 list of more than 100 across-state and multi-day mass bicycle tours in the US, I noticed that more tour organizers are trying to create suspense about next year’s route by making grand announcements.
RAGBRAI (the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) was one of the first to raise interest in the upcoming tour route several years ago by holding a gala event.
They’re continuing that legacy now with other important online announcements, such as the the official 2013 RAGBRAI XL logo — a pig! …
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The triple digit heat that plagued the 10,000 bicycle riders in the 40th Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) was erased on Wednesday by overnight thunderstorms.
Although touted as one of the easier RAGBRAI’s in terms of terrain, the weather appears to present the biggest challenge on this year’s 471-mile bike tour.
Iowa is in the midst of a severe drought that threatens …
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You know how it goes: One day it’s just a small event with a couple of hundred people along for the ride. Then the next thing you know it’s 40 years old with thousands of bike riders joining in.
In a nutshell, that’s the history of RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.
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