Upper Iowa University’s Team Peacock will celebrate its 14th 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 22-28, for the 46th annual
RAGBRAI and we want YOU to join us!
This year's route includes Onawa, Denison, Jefferson, Ames, Newton, Sigourney, Iowa
City and Davenport. More info may be found at ragbrai.com.
Show your Support!
Team Peacock is a fundraising venture for Upper Iowa University. Each rider chooses
a university project or program they are most passionate about to raise money for.
Last year the team raised $37,600 for UIU! Show your support of this great project
by making a donation to one (or several) of our riders! uiu.edu/SupportTeamPeacock
Why do alumni and friends join Team Peacock?
- There’s a HUGE VALUE! In addition to gaining 40+ new friends and enjoying camaraderie along the ride, Team
Peacock will pay each rider’s RAGBRAI fee ($175), and provide new riders with a Team Peacock biking jersey ($60). What a great benefit?!
- 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, city and state parks. Our crew
will set up camp each day for riders - this includes popping up your tent, and making
available portable hot showers, restrooms (when not provided by host), drink stations
and a breakfast bar. The fee includes food and beverage items including: water, sports
drinks, ice, light snacks, bananas and coffee. In addition, daily laundry service
is included for riders’ jerseys, shorts and undergarments. Transportation services
will ensure your personal camping gear is safely and securely transported to the starting
point as well as each town along the route. Each rider shall pay a $125 camp fee 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, military initiatives, 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 13, 2018.
||Week-long Rider Goal
||Daily Rider Goal (up to 3 days)
|Friend of UIU
|Full-time UIU faculty or staff rider
|UIU Alumni, student rider, or non-rider
The Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Development 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.
|Wednesday, March 21, 2018
||Last day to sign up for Team Peacock
|Friday, July 13, 2018
||Hit your fundraising goal!
|Friday, July 20, 2018
||Kickoff dinner + team meeting in Fayette
|Saturday, July 21, 2018
||Load gear on Team Peacock bus and drive to first town (or meet us there)
|Sunday-Saturday, July 22-28, 2018
Join the Team!
Please review and complete the 2018 Rider Agreement Form. This signed document is required for all riders.
Be sure to "like" our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/teampeacock. Please direct any questions to Team Peacock coordinator, Brenda Luzum at 563-425-5238