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Team Peacock 2021

Upper Iowa University’s Team Peacock will celebrate its 16th 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, our team has raised more than one million dollars to support students and University projects. This year, Team Peacock will be making a trek across the state of Iowa, July 25-31, 2021, for the 48th annual RAGBRAI and we want YOU to join us!

  • There’s a HUGE VALUE! In addition to gaining lots of new friends and enjoying camaraderie along the ride, Team Peacock will pay each rider’s RAGBRAI wristband fee ($175 value), and provide new riders with a Team Peacock biking jersey ($60 value).
  • Enjoy the luxuries of the Peacock Support Crew! They will take care of your camping accommodations on the route. Locations vary, but in the past they have included alumni residences, city and state parks. The Team Peacock crew will set up camp each day for riders. This includes setting up your tent and making available portable hot showers and restrooms when not provided by a host. Our drink station and breakfast/snack bar includes water, sports drinks, ice, light snacks, bananas and coffee. In addition, daily laundry service is provided for the riders’ cycling gear. Transportation services will ensure your personal gear is safely and securely transported to the starting point as well as each town along the route. Each rider shall pay a $125 week-long camp fee (or $30 per day for daily riders) which covers all the services and 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, UIU annual fund, and athletics. Contact the Alumni Office at 563-425-5238 to help select an option best for you. Team members are responsible for a fundraising goal, based on the categories below. 100% goal fulfillment is required by Friday, July 23, 2021.
UIU Affiliation Week-long Rider Goal Daily Rider Goal (up to 3 days)
Friend of UIU $1,000 $250/day
UIU Faculty, Staff or Board of Trustee rider $750 $200/day
UIU Alumni, Student or Parent $500 $150/day

The Alumni Office will provide some marketing and fundraising support for Team Peacock participants, but ultimately it is up to each rider to creatively and aggressively meet their goal.

Important Dates

Monday, March 29, 2021 Deadline to sign up with Team Peacock / Camp Fee is your required deposit
Friday, July 23, 2021 Hit your fundraising goal!
Friday, July 23, 2021 Kickoff dinner + team meeting in Fayette
Saturday, July 24, 2021 Load gear on Team Peacock bus, leave for Le Mars (starting town) or meet us there
Sunday-Saturday, July 25-31, 2021 RAGBRAI XLVIII

Join the Team!

Please review and complete the Rider Agreement Form. This signed document and Camp Fee deposit is required for all riders in order to reserve your spot on the team.

More Information

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Please direct any questions to Team Peacock committee member, Brenda Luzum at [email protected] or 563-425-5238.