Our minds are turning excitedly toward those warm summer days that are just designed for riding bikes across Iowa. Join the Iowa UCC’s RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) Team this year as we ride our bikes through friendly, scenic towns in Iowa, enjoy amazing food, and build community in beautiful and amazing ways. After each day’s ride the team comes together for a short check-in to share highs and lows of the day and reflect on ways cycling with thousands of people can be a spiritual practice.
WHO: Adults 18+ who will train to ride a bike up to 450 miles (60-70 miles/day) over the course of 7 days
WHEN: July 21-27, 2019
COST: 1.) Register for RAGBRAI under Team Name: United Church of Christ – Iowa Conference and pay their regular registration fees for the number of days you plan to ride. 2.) You will pay approximately $150 (final cost TBD) to the Iowa Conference UCC by July 14, 2019 for team expenses which includes t-shirt, team drivers and one team dinner. All other meals are on your own.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2019
HOUSING: We arrange for housing in local churches in overnight cities. (You will need to provide your own bedding, bike, clothing and personal items.)
TEAM NAME: (For when you complete RAGBRAI registration): United Church of Christ – Iowa Conference
TRANSPORTATION: We transport your luggage while you are riding each day and provide support/transportation for you at the Meeting Town each day if needed. You must provide your own transportation to/from the start and ending cities. Limited seats will be available for you to meet at another point in Iowa and then share a ride in the team vehicles to the start and/or return from the ending city. You will learn more about those options after completing RAGBRAI registration.
Drivers are a crucial part of our team! Sign Up to Drive for our team if are an adult over age 18 with a valid driver’s license.