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Ryan Polumba, Walter DeKock, Joel DeKock, Brian Headlee and Austin Headlee are shown during their bike trip across Iowa last week.

RAGBRAI: Cycling across Iowa

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An Iowa tradition has become a worldwide sports phenomenon.

The RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is a weeklong bicycling event that attracts athletes from all over the world. Several local cyclists were part of the field of riders who cycled from one Iowa border to the other last week.


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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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