Last year while riding, team Milkweed Matters threw and distributed over 2000 milkweed seedballs from the route, all in the name of saving the Monarch butterfly. The 2016 RAGBRAI ride will be the biggest Milkweed Seedball Initiative yet! Team MILKWEED MATTERS is looking for riders!! The team will complete the RAGBRAI route while tossing milkweed seedballs from their bikes! Each rider will carry around 50 seedballs with them each day, to toss from their bike and give out to other interested riders along the route. A big part of the riders’ responsibility is to advocate and educate. The riding team will spread knowledge about Monarchs and Milkweed all along the route, often while actually riding along the route! We’re working on jerseys for the team; Riders may or may not be asked to don wings during the ride! :D
Want to join? Visit http://milkweedmatters.org/ragbrai/2016-2/ for more info and to contact us about your interest. We hope you join us for this amazing experience!