RAGBRAI, or the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state.  Heading into its 39th year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world.  The Des Moines Register has been the title sponsor of RAGBRAI since 1973.  Well over 10,000 bicyclists from all over the world ride across the state from west to east every July.
On RAGBRAI XXXV, I produced “Out of the Saddle”, a week-long look how riders spent their time when not pedaling the route’s 477 miles.


RAGBRAI – Images by Christopher Gannon