Thursday, July 27, 2006


No, it's not some cool new slang greeting -- RAGBRAI is a 34-year-old phenomenon that sees thousands of bike riders cruising back roads and cycle trails across the great state of Iowa. It started in 1973, and it's happening now -- heading toward a Mississippi River finish this weekend. Multi-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong did a leg of RAGBRAI this year (which, to be honest, is why I remembered it was happening...), and it's a pretty fun and uniquely Midwestern sort of summer event.

Although I travel mostly by car, I have more fun, feel happier, and see so much more when I'm moving around on a bike, so at least consider the possibility of hauling a bike with you next time you hit the road. If you want to learn more about RAGBRAI (which is sponsored by Des Moines daily newspaper, and stands for Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), check in with the good people at Wikipedia.

Happy Travels!


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