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Author Karras, John.

Title RAGBRAI : Everyone Pronounces It Wrong
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents Preface; Introduction; In the Beginning--the First Ride; The 83-Year-Old Wunderkind; Before the Beginning--Stirrings of a Belated Youth; The Second Year--We're Onto Something Big; Years of Change, 1975-1979; Sex and Drugs: Soggy Monday and a Sad Farewell, 1980-1982; RAGBRAI Matures, 1983-1985; The Fine-tuning Years, 1986-1997; RAGBRAI Personalities; What It All Has Meant; Index; Photographs
Summary RAGBRAI: Everyone Pronounces It Wrong is a celebration, a memoir, an entertainment. The book deals with the first 25 years of the famous bike ride. It describes the genesis of an event that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people to Iowa from all over the world and attempts to explain the ride's continued charm and appeal. RAGBRAI is different from all other bicycle tours. The others, and there are dozens of cross-state rides held in the United States, attract mostly serious, dedicated cyclists who clench their teeth and ride hard all day. RAGBRAI has its share of these cyclists, but i
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Subject RAGBRAI (Bicycle tour) -- History.
Bicycle touring -- Iowa -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Karras, Ann.
ISBN 1609380282 (electronic bk.)
9781609380281 (electronic bk.)