FAYETTE, Iowa (July 22, 2013) – It is day two of RAGBRAI XL and Team Peacock has settled into today's 83-mile leg of the 406-mile southern route, which began yesterday in Council Bluffs and will wrap up July 27 in Fort Madison. This is Team Peacock's ninth appearance in the famous Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. This year, Team Peacock riders have chosen specific funds to support with the goal of raising a grand total of $50,000 for UIU student and athletic programs and scholarships – the largest ever rider-led goal. The team is comprised of students, faculty, alumni, staff, Board of Trustee members and friends of UIU.
Team Peacock has been riding RAGBRAI every year since 2005 – about 3,500 miles – as a fundraising effort to increase scholarships for Upper Iowa University students. Through individual donor pledges and corporate sponsorships, the Team topped the $1.3 million cumulative total in 2012. This year, each Team Peacock rider has committed to raising a minimum of $750 in support of a specific UIU cause. These causes include academic programs, athletic programs, student activities and programming and many more directly impacting students.
Follow Team Peacock on its social media page and make a donation online www.uiu.edu/teampeacock.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Associate Vice President for Communication and Marketing