Back in Iowa–Look at all those bicycles…!

By Ed Nicholson

If you’ve followed this blog for more than a year, you know that this time each year, we have the distinct honor to join team members from our plants in Iowa (and one in Joslin, Illinois) in preparing and selling food along the route of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). Proceeds from the sale go to hunger relief efforts in the towns along the way, and to Share Our Strength, our great longtime partners who help administer the grants.

With 15,000 registered riders (and many who don’t register) from across the country, RAGBRAI is truly a unique event; a study in diversity.

For those of you who subscribe by email, please indulge us just this week.  We’ll be posting every day, mainly because we believe the more than 200 team members who come out and cheerfully work in the heat deserve the recognition the postings provide.

You can also see photos at our Flickr site and postings on our Facebook page.

We kicked off yesterday  at the ride’s Expo in Sioux City, with the great help of Team Members from the Tyson Dakota City plant and the Dakota Dunes.

Today we’re in Storm Lake.  If you happen to be on the ride, stop by and eat a sandwich with us.  It goes to a worthy cause.