Team Peacock

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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

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! 

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.
UIU Affiliation Week-long Rider Goal Daily Rider Goal (up to 3 days)
Friend of UIU $1,000 $250/day
Full-time UIU Faculty, Staff or Board of Trustee rider $750 $150/day
UIU Alumni, Student, Parent, or Non-rider $500 $100/day

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.

Important Dates

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 RAGBRAI

Join the Team!

Please review and complete the 2018 Rider Agreement Form. This signed document is required for all riders.  

More Information

Be sure to "like" our Facebook page at Please direct any questions to Team Peacock coordinator, Brenda Luzum at 563-425-5238 or