Upper Iowa University (UIU) is excited to announce the return of Team Peacock for RAGBRAI L, one of the largest and longest-running bicycle tours in the world. With a renewed commitment to supporting education and empowering students, Team Peacock aims to raise funds for scholarships while participating in the iconic event.
Team Peacock will, again, join the approximately 20,000 plus anticipated other riders in making the 500-mile trek across Iowa in 2023. Team Peacock is scheduled to depart in support vehicles from Victory Gate at Fayette Campus Saturday, July 22. The RAGBRAI journey begins in Sioux City Sunday, July 23. Additional overnight stops will take place in Storm Lake, Carroll, Ames, Des Moines, Tama-Toledo, and Coralville. As is tradition, bicycle tires will be dipped in the Mississippi River this year in Davenport Saturday, July 29.
RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and Team Peacock, similarly, is making big plans. Comprised of 33 riders and nine support crew members, this is the largest team in University history. Not only will Team Peacock proudly represent Upper Iowa across the state, but they’ve also set a fundraising goal of $30,000. Contributions will support UIU students and emerging needs for the University.