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Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

Updated 2:33 PM ET, Fri August 2, 2019
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RAGBRAI: A sign welcomes cyclists into town for RAGBRAI 2019. The annual cycling event lasts for seven days with alternating routes across Iowa. Click through the gallery for more photos from The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa: Luke Meek
Team transport: This is one of many team buses customized to transport cycling teams and their gear. Team Wasted Potential stores the bikes on a welded support on the inside roof of the bus. Christi Scott/CNN
Endurance: Cyclists make their way uphill near Booneville, Iowa, on the third day of RAGBRAI on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Christi Scott/CNN
Festivities: Riders roll through Wellman on the sixth day of RAGBRAI, on Friday, July 27, 2018. Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register
Open road: Riders roll toward Ogden on the third day of RAGBRAI on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register
Rural landscapes: Riders climb into the Loess Hills near Turin, Iowa, on Sunday, July 22, 2018, on the first day RAGBRAI 2018. Rodney White/The Register
Throwbacks: The Pottorff Standard Service Gas Museum was a popular stop in Bloomfield, Iowa, giving riders a nostalgic view of the 1960s. Christi Scott/CNN
R&R: Riders take a break at the fifth day's meeting town of Bloomfield, Iowa, during RAGBRAI, on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Tyler Scott
At the beginning: Riders leave Onawa, Iowa, Sunday, July 22, 2018, on the first day of RAGBRAI 2018. Rodney White/The Register
Journey's end: Exhausted and exuberant cyclists wait to dip their front tire in the Mississippi River after completing RAGBRAI 2019 in Keokuk, Iowa. The tradition symbolizes riders going "river to river" as the route starts west, near the Missouri River, and ends east, at the Mississippi River. Christi Scott/CNN