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Team Peacock – Pedaling for a Purpose!

Upper Iowa University’s Team Peacock will celebrate its 20th 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, we’re excited to do things a bit differently. Make plans to be part of our “HALF THE RIDE, TWICE THE GLORY TOUR!” Team Peacock will meet up with RAGBRAI on Wednesday, July 24, and finish strong and hard with its traditional tire dip in the Mississippi River on Saturday, July 27, 2024.

Why 4 days shorter? A large majority of our cyclists continue to prefer the daily ride option, rather than weeklong. Slightly adjusting logistics not only benefits riders’ personal schedules but also saves on University resources and expenses.


Three Great Reasons to Ride with Team Peacock:

  1. Enjoy the luxuries of Team Peacock Support Crew! The Team Peacock bus and shuttle vans will be used to safely and securely transport riders and their gear. The Crew will set up camp each day for riders including setting up tents and making available portable hot showers and restrooms, when not provided by a residential host. Unlimited drink station and snack bar include water, sports drinks, ice, light snacks, bananas, treats, goodies, and coffee. Laundry service is provided for riders’ cycling gear. New this year – No Camp Fee!
  2. RAGBRAI registration is FREE! While all riders must register on and complete a waiver, Team Peacock will pay registration fees for daily passes including Thursday through Saturday, July 25, 26, and 27 only.
  3. Be a difference maker! Team Peacock is a fundraising venture for UIU. Each rider has a $850 minimum fundraising goal to support the UIU Fund, which benefits all students and the emerging needs of the University. A unique fundraising page will be created on your behalf. It’s extremely rewarding for riders to “Pedal for a Purpose.”

Still seeking the weeklong RAGBRAI adventure?  UIU will purchase your weeklong RAGBRAI wristband and will add an extra $100 to your fundraising minimum goal to cover the additional registration expense. You are responsible for coordinating your own logistics and travel for the first half of the week before joining the full-service Team Peacock experience on Wednesday, July 24 at the UIU overnight location. Your weeklong wristband will be mailed directly to you after we receive it from RAGBRAI, and after you’ve achieved your $1,000 minimum fundraising goal.

*After Feb. 29, 2024, all late registration fees are added to the rider’s minimum goal amount.

Important Dates

Now! Request to join Team Peacock (a fundraising page will be made on your behalf)
May 15, 2024 Final deadline to register on RAGBRAI (under Team Peacock’s name)
June 30, 2024 Deadline to hit your fundraising goal!
July 24, 2023 Load Gear on Bus & Depart Campus!
July 25-27, 2024 Team Peacock rides RAGBRAI LI

How to Sign Up with Team Peacock?

Simply contact one of our Team Peacock Co-Chairs and they’ll guide you through a few simple steps.   The final deadline to register with Team Peacock is Wednesday, May 15.

Brenda Luzum, [email protected] or 563-425-5238
Daryl Grove, [email protected] or 563-425-5330

Click to View our '24 Team Roster!

  1. Chas Daker ’72
  2. Bob Firth, ’89, ’00
  3. Justin Marchant ’12
  4. Jackson Hayek  ’02
  5. Jason Berggren ’17
  6. Maggie Berggren
  7. Amanda Jones  ’08
  8. Daryl Grove
  9. Jesse Pleggenkuhle ’12, ’20
  10. Paul Skrade
  11. Bridgette Griffin
  12. Colleen Edwards
  13. Ty Davis
  14. Isaac Sedlmayr ’15
  15. Alisha Sedlmayr ’17
  16. Your Name Here!

Consider Team Peacock Sponsorship!

Team Peacock Sponsorships are a great way to show your commitment to all riders and support crew members. To thank our sponsors, each will receive public recognition along the route, on this Team Peacock webpage, and on UIU social media pages. Signature Sponsorship Opportunities Include:

  • Team Peacock Signature Sponsor:  ($2,250) Thank you, DOT FOODS INC!
  • Bus Fuel Sponsor:  ($750) Thank you, Josh ’01 & Veronica Cheek!
  • Sports Drink Sponsor:  ($500) Thank you, Colonel Bob ’87 & Dawson King!
  • Team Supper Sponsor:  ($500) Thank you, DOT FOODS INC!
  • Ice Sponsor:  ($500) Thank you, Colonel Bob ’87 & Dawson King!
  • Camp Sponsor:  ($400)
  • Laundry Sponsor:  ($150)  Thank you, Ziyuan Li ’17, ’19!
  • Butt Butter Sponsor: ($150) Thank you, Cody Jones ’09!
  • Coffee Sponsor:  ($100)
  • Sunscreen Sponsor:  ($100) Thank you, Marty & Julie Games!
  • Protein Bar Sponsor:  ($100)  Thank you John R. Falb!
  • Bug Spray Sponsor:  ($100)
  • First Aid Sponsor:  ($100)  Thank you, Ron ’77 & Sue Bergfeld!
  • Trail Mix Sponsor:  ($100)
  • Banana Sponsor:  ($75) Thank you, Anne ’19 & Doug Puffett!
  • Chocolate Milk Sponsor:  ($75) Thank you, Cory & Brenda Luzum!

Sponsor gifts may be made online at (use the designation Team Peacock General Fund and be sure to mention your selected sponsor option.) Donations may also be made using PayPal or Venmo (search @upperiowa).

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