Thursday, July 23, 2015

Day 5: Cedar Falls to Hiawatha and beyond

Kohawks literally came home today. With a Throwback Thursday route of 70 miles from Cedar Falls to Hiawatha -- Cedar Rapids' neighbor to the north -- several members of Team CoeBRAI spent the night at Coe College.

The group of nine housed in Armstrong Hall included six alumni. For at least David Schramm '05 and George Ebert '74, it was a throwback to their time at Coe as undergraduates. Several others live in Cedar Rapids and were able to enjoy a brief respite from tent camping.

After the shortest ride of the week on Wednesday -- 58 miles from Eldora to Cedar Falls -- the team enjoyed a peaceful night at the home of Coe parents Dave and Carol Wirth (the first in CoeBRAI history to host from out of the country). It was back over 70 miles for the fourth time this week on Thursday as riders mounted their aluminum ponies for the ride to Linn County. 

Friday it's on to Coralville, a 29-mile drive by motor vehicle but a hilly 65-mile circuit on RAGBRAI. Along the way, we'll pass through Mount Vernon, home to Coe's historic rival Cornell College. Stay tuned.

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