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Upper Iowa University Team Peacock Celebrating 11 Years

Upper Iowa University’s Team Peacock will celebrate its 11th 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 35-person UIU team has raised more than $1.4 million to support students. This year Team Peacock will be making a 462-mile trek across the state of Iowa, July 19-25, and we want YOU to join us!

More about the Ride

  • Team Peacock pays each rider’s fee to RAGBRAI - that's a $160 value! Team members are responsible for reviewing and signing the UIU and RAGBRAI waiver forms.

  • In 2015, RAGBRAI towns include: Sioux City, Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Eldora, Cedar Falls, Hiawatha, Iowa River Landing/Coralville, and Davenport. More info can be found at

  • Each UIU rider pays a $125 camp fee, which covers camping accommodations that are usually hosted by UIU alumni or friends of the University. This fee also covers support crew member assistance—the individuals who set up camp/tents each day for riders, including showers/restrooms. The camp fee includes some food and drink items including:  water, Powerade, ice, light snacks, bananas and coffee. In addition, daily laundry service is included for riders’ jerseys and shorts.

  • All new riders are given one complimentary Team Peacock jersey. Additional gear may be purchased on your own.

  • Important dates:  
Monday, March 16 Last day to sign up for Team Peacock
Friday, March 27 Waiver forms are due
Friday, July 17 Hit fundraising goal!
Friday, July 17 Kickoff dinner and team meeting
Saturday, July 18 Load gear and leave from Fayette
Sunday-Saturday, July 19-25 RAGBRAI

Pick a Cause!

Team Peacock is a fund-raising venture for Upper Iowa University. Each participant may select a UIU project or program to support. Options include, but are not limited to:  general scholarships, Dean’s funds, military initiatives, UIU annual fund, and athletics. For more information or to view all your options, visit

Team members are responsible for a fund-raising goal, based on the categories below. Fund-raising goals must be met no later than Friday, July 17.

Friend of UIU $1,000
UIU faculty or staff rider $750
Alumni or student rider, non-rider $500

The office of Institutional Advancement & Alumni Development will provide marketing and fund-raising support for riders, but ultimately it is up to each participant to creatively and aggressively meet their goal.

Claim your Spot

Next step…contact Team Peacock coordinator, Brenda Luzum at 563.425.5238 or to claim your spot on the team and select your cause. Limited spots remain—don’t delay!

Be a Team Peacock Host!

Is RAGBRAI rolling through your city this year? If so, you should consider being a Team Peacock host! Our team of 35 riders is seeking a camping location in each of the overnight cities. Our needs are pretty basic - large lawn area to set up our tents, access to water, electricity, convenient parking for our bus and support vehicles and a safe neighborhood that surrounds.

RAGBRAI will not announce the exact location of the route until later this spring, but proximity to the route is important. If you are interested in being our "home away from home," please contact the Alumni Office at 563-425-5388 or Thank you for your willingness and generosity in offering to help out!

Get Social with Team Peacock!

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Check out photos from last year's rider on Flickr

Gear Up!

Alumni are now able to purchase the same Team Peacock gear as our riders wear! If you are interested in placing an order, please contact Pavo Blue at 563.425.4180 with your name, item type, size, and quantity. 

Team Peacock Gear Available

Team Peacock forms

2015 Team Peacock rider recruitment form

2015 Team Peacock rider agreement form


Last Updated 5/11/15