The Dream Team Thanks Supporters

  • 11 February, 2010

During the January Meeting for Clubs and Teams, the Dream Team presented thank you plaques to teams that have been financial supporters of the Dream Team over the years.  (Pictured is Dream Team mentor Deb Ryan with Lisa and Kirby from the Cedar Valley Cyclists/Team Deere Heart)

The Dream Team thanks the following RAGBRAI clubs, teams and bike shops for their support and dedication this past year to keep the Dream Team ROLLING! 

  • Bicyclists of Iowa City
  • Bike World
  • Cedar Valley Cyclists
  • Central Iowa Cyclists
  • Dream Team Mentors & Family
  • Huff’n Puffers
  • Lake Country Cyclists
  • Okoboji Bicycle Club
  • Tall Dog Bike Club
  • Team Brewhaha (in memory of Yoda)
  • Team Checker
  • Team Deere Heart
  • Team Giga Byke (Iowa Telecom Team)
  • Team Skunk
  • Team Uffda
  • The Grind Kings
  • WWBC (Women’s Wednesday Bike Club) 


A concern about the future of at-risk youth in Des Moines led to a group who wanted young people to experience the sense of fellowship, accomplishment and goal setting that participating in RAGBRAI creates.  RAGBRAI, Bike World, and the Riverfront YMCA work through the Des Moines school system to successfully recruit and train youths, ages 13-18, for the ride each year. 

The mission of the Dream Team is: “To assist youth in developing a healthy spirit, mind and body, and a productive approach to life’s challenges through preparation for and participation in RAGBRAI”.

Upon completion of the training program and RAGBRAI, the reward is the privilege of owning the bicycle and equipment used during training.  The young people now have the ability and the equipment to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The Dream Team relies on the generosity of businesses, bike clubs, charitable groups and caring individuals to fund the team’s activities and equipment needs.  You can help these young people achieve the goal of a lifetime with a tax-deductible gift:

  • $1,000 ~ will sponsor a teen through the training program and RAGBRAI
  • $500 ~ will purchase a bike for a member of the Dream Team
  • $250 ~ will purchase camping equipment for a member of the Dream Team
  • $100 ~ will purchase refreshments for a long weekend training ride
  • $50 ~ will purchase a helmet and gloves for a Dream Team member

An investment of any amount will help the Dream Team continue its mission and make a dream come true for those who ride with pride!  Please consider you or your team making a donation today. The Dream Team needs your help!

To learn more about the Dream Team or make an online donation

Or send your contribution to:
RAGBRAI/Dream Team, PO Box 622, Des Moines, IA 50303


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