Cornstalks at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa

A RAGBRAI Road Trip: 2016 Edition

If you’re not from Iowa and not into cycling, chances are you’ve probably never heard of RAGBRAI. Each summer, thousands of (potentially crazy) cyclists embark on a week-long ride across the state of Iowa. RAGBRAI (which stands for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) began in 1973 when Des Moines Register feature writers John Karras and Donald Kaul decided to go on a bicycle ride across Iowa.

While I won’t be riding this year, I thought it might be fun to create a road trip inspired by the 2016 route, which winds through the small towns of southern Iowa.

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The Week: July 18, 2014

Since the beginning of the month, things have been a little crazy. With the holiday weekend, friends visiting, vacation time and work travel, I’m excited to have a weekend to relax and enjoy a class at the Des Moines Art Center (more on that later). But in the meantime, here are my favorite bits of Internet from this past week…