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Thousands of Hawkeyes will ride into Coralville on July 29 to celebrate 'College Spirit Day' in the home of the Hawkeyes, the greater Iowa City/Coralville community.

Thousands of Hawkeyes will ride into Coralville on July 29 to celebrate 'College Spirit Day' in the home of the Hawkeyes, the greater Iowa City/Coralville community.

April 28, 2011


DES MOINES - RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across IowaTM) is excited to announce the inaugural RAGBRAI College Spirit Day.

RAGBRAI in collaboration with the University of Iowa in the universities of Drake, Iowa State and Northern Iowa will encourage all riders, alumni and fans to celebrate and show their college spirit on Friday, July 29 from Grinnell to Coralville. Organizers are continuing to plan festivities around RAGBRAI College Spirit Day.

"For many years, our riders have been showcasing their college spirit while riding through our great state of Iowa and it was our goal to create a special day of fun that we could recognize the nation's colleges and universities, starting with the universities of Drake, Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa," said TJ Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI Director.

"We invite all riders to show their support for their favorite schools on Friday, July 29," he added.

Along with the announcement, RAGBRAI will be launching a new collegiate merchandise collection that will be showcased on Thursday, April 28.

RAGBRAI, the world's oldest, largest and longest annual bicycle ride across Iowa. RAGBRAI is an Iowa tradition held annually the last week of July. It celebrates the sights, sounds, friends and the hospitality of the warm and friendly people of Iowa.