New documentary on RAGBRAI (video)

“A Million Spokes” is a new feature length documentary on the amazing RAGBRAI ride. Check the trailer below:

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12 years ago

Cute, but as a former Iowa-egian, and RAGBRAI veteran, I would like to point out a few under-representations in this clip – I saw no corn. Iowa is an ocean of it. Hills. More hills, bigger hills. Beer. There will be more beer poured, pounded and peed in one week than all thedainty hipsters in PDX can even imagine in a year. And last but not least there will be at least 10,000 riders, not 8,000. Plus innumerable unregistered pirate-riders and single day riders of all varieties.

Any of you pale-skinned Portland pansies planning to participate in this perilous pedalpalooza party gone awry, you WILL need sunscreen.

11 years ago
Reply to  captainkarma

capt’n, I couldn’t agree with you more. I did RAGBRAI 2011 and will do ’12 in a few months. pdx’ers think they are the be all end all, let em take the 120 degree index and high humidity while sleeping in hot humid tents at night. I think 40 tall hills a day for 7 days will change their thinking as well, and the amazing hospitality of the iowan’s as you stop whenever you want. I’m pdx home grown, and I’m looking forward to Ragbrai all over again———–hopefully it will be a little cooler this year…