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A Look Ahead To Next Week's RAGBRAI

Dave Herholz
Rider holding RAGBRAI bicycle patch from 2009 after 491.9 mile ride.

The Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, known as RAGBRAI, is just days away.  The recreational bicycle tour will take place July 21 through July 27 where about 10,000 registered riders from all 50 states and some international will travel through Iowa. 

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with upcoming riders Scott Horsley, Kyle Munson and Clay Masters about what they're anticipating for the ride. Kieffer will be riding as well, while documenting his progress on the upcoming podcast BikeShorts, debuting on July 22. 

Kieffer also talks with RAGBRAI publicity chairs of Council Bluffs, Winterset, Fairfield and Burlington as they wrap up their final planning for overnight hosting, food and entertainment. 


  • Scott Horsley, NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent
  • Kyle Munson, former Des Moines Register columnist
  • Clay Masters, IPR Political Reporter and Morning Edition host
  • Mark Eckman, RAGBRAI publicity chair for Council Bluffs
  • Ellen Wade, RAGBRAI publicity chair for Winterset
  • Ron Hunderdosse, RAGBRAI publicity chair for Fairfield
  • Dustin Roth, RAGBRAI publicity chair for Burlington