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RAGBRAI Revisited: When The Finish Line Is Not Far Enough | Under Rocks Podcast

It was another successful RAGBRAI for thousands of bicyclists – and at least one unicyclist – this year. That’s a big relief to the riders who devote a week to making their way across Iowa. The ride was canceled in 2020 – thanks, COVID – so the desire to pop the kickstand hit fever-levels this year.

What’s a RAGBRAI, you ask? Try The “Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.”

And who’s going to tackle it? Dan Libman, of course.

RAGBRAI-crowd
Dan Libman
RAGBRAI 2021

In this episode of Under Rocks, we check in with Dan and friends Skitch, Stu, and Max mid-ride to get a sense of how it feels to be back in the saddle and mingling with thousands after a year off.

RAGBRAI-riders
Dan Libman
Dan Libman, Skitch Patterson, Max Garwick, and Stu Garwick.

We’ll also dip into WNIJ’s archive for two more of Dan Libman’s stories of RAGBRAI: His epic adventure during RAGBRAI 2017 and a smaller tale of maps, patches, and happiness (produced by Dan Klefstad and Carl Nelson, respectively).

Enjoy the ride!

And if you have something interesting, fun, unusual, even weird, that you’d like your Under Rocks correspondents to explore, let us know at rocks@niu.edu.

Under Rocks is produced by WNIJ at Northern Illinois University.