Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2011 summerized (boy howdi)

The hottest July in RAGBRAI history didn’t stand in the way of 29 Team CoeBRAI participants completing a week-long, 454-mile bike ride across Iowa on July 30.

Including three riders who couldn’t quite make it the whole way and two part-time participants, 34 people represented Coe for the seventh straight year on the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. Team CoeBRAI included 12 alumni and Associate Professor of Political Science Lynda Barrow. Nineteen members of the group had participated in CoeBRAI before. In addition to Iowa, participants hailed from North Carolina, Kansas, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Missouri and Washington, D.C.

Providing support again this year were Abby Masters’ 08 from Charleston, S.C., Coe Sports Information Director Ryan Workman, and staff spouse Lisa Zingula. Overnight hosts included Keith and Betsy Forman (friends of Caitlin Staebell ’10) in Glenwood, Mary Paasch (mother of Chris Paasch ’06) in Atlantic, John and Jackie Kitch (friends of Judy Floy ’77) in Carroll, Kathy Workman (mother of Coe SID Ryan Workman) in Boone, Doug and Darla Keast (parents of Hannah Keast ’14) in Altoona, Carrol and Bill Molison (grandmother and father of Andy Molison ’03) in Grinnell, and Larry Svoboda ’63 in Coralville.

Due to popular demand, a second order of Team CoeBRAI biking jerseys soon will be placed. Order forms are available here.

Jersey prices are $60 for short sleeve and sleeveless, $70 for long sleeve. Custom Coe biking shorts are also available for $65. All orders must be received by Aug. 15 and will be shipped by late September.

The 40th anniversary of RAGBRAI is scheduled for July 21-28, 2012.