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Team Peacock

2016 Team Peacock BannerWe Want YOU!

Upper Iowa University’s Team Peacock will celebrate its 12th year participating in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI)—the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world!  Since 2005, the 30+ member UIU team has raised more than $1.4 million to support students and University projects. This year, Team Peacock will be making a 420-mile trek across the state of Iowa, July 24-30, for the 43rd annual RAGBRAI and we want YOU to join us! RAGBRAI towns include: Glenwood, Shenandoah, Creston, Leon, Centerville, Ottumwa, Washington, and Muscatine. More info may be found at 

Why join Team Peacock?

  • There’s a HUGE VALUE $$ of joining Team Peacock! In addition to gaining 30+ new friends and enjoying camaraderie along the ride, Team Peacock will pay each rider’s RAGBRAI fee ($175), provide new riders with a Team Peacock biking jersey ($60), cover your suite stay and dinner on the UIU campus prior to departing for the ride ($50), and provide bus and shuttle transportation throughout the week ($40). That’s a $325 value!
  • Enjoy the luxuries of the Peacock Support Crew! Our 6-person support crew will take care of your camping accommodations on the route. Locations vary, but have included alumni residence (some with pools!), city and state parks. The support crew will set up camp each day for riders. This includes tents, portable showers/restrooms (when not provided by host), lawn chairs, drink stations and a breakfast bar. The camp fee includes unlimited food and beverage items including:  water, sports drinks, ice, light snacks, bananas and coffee. In addition, daily laundry service is included for riders’ jerseys and shorts. Each UIU rider shall pay a $125 camp fee which covers all the amenities previously mentioned.
  • Make a difference for Upper Iowa University! Team Peacock is a fundraising venture for UIU. Each rider may select a University fund, project or program to support. Options include, but are not limited to:  scholarships, Dean’s funds, military initiatives, UIU annual fund, and athletics. For more info or to view all your options, visit Team members are responsible for a fundraising goal, based on the categories below. 100% goal fulfillment is required by Friday, July 22, 2016.
UIU Affiliation Week-long Rider Goal Daily Rider Goal (up to 3 days)
Friend of UIU $1,000 $250/day
Full-time UIU faculty or staff rider $750 $150/day
UIU Alumni, student rider, or non-rider $500 $100/day

The Office of Institutional Advancement & Alumni Development will provide marketing and fundraising support for Team Peacock, but ultimately it is up to each participant to creatively and aggressively meet their goal.

Important Dates

Wednesday, June 1 Last day to sign up for Team Peacock
Friday, July 22 Hit your fundraising goal!
Friday, July 22 Kickoff dinner and team meeting
Saturday, July 23 Load gear and leave for Fayette
Sunday-Saturday, July 24-30 RAGBRAI

How to sign up?

To join the team, please contact Team Peacock coordinator, Brenda Luzum at 563.425.5238 or to claim your spot. A completed rider agreement form is required for all riders. Limited spots remain—don’t delay! For more info about Team Peacock, visit

Support Team Peacock!

Team Peacock is a fund-raising venture for Upper Iowa University. Each rider has set a goal and selected a UIU project or program to raise money for. Pick a rider to support by visiting,

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Check out photos from last year's ride on Flickr.

Rider Agreement Form

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