Variety to Award Bikes to Kids at RAGBRAI 2017

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Variety- the Children’s Charity believes every child deserves to ride! As part of Variety’s Bikes for Kids program, Variety has teamed up with RAGBRAI for the second year and will present brand new bikes, locks and helmets to deserving children in overnight towns during RAGBRAI 2017, July 23-29.


How does the program work? Variety will work with a local school or children’s organization in each overnight town to identify children who have never owned their own bike. From there, the children are invited to apply to win a new bike. All of the pre-selected children will be awarded a brand new bike, lock and helmet during a bike presentation at their overnight RAGBRAI celebration.


We hope you will join us for our  bike presentations and cheer on these deserving kids! Variety’s RAGBRAI schedule is as follows:


  • Clear Lake – 5:30 p.m. at the Main Avenue Stage
  • Charles City – 4:30 p.m. on Main Stage at Jackson and Blunt
  • Cresco – 4:30 p.m. in front of the Cresco Theatre
  • Waukon – 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot between Kwik Star and Houg Insurance


How you can help?

  • Give the gift of mobility and freedom. Donate today to support #VarietyBikes on RAGBRAI.
  • Ride for Variety and organize a team fundraiser. Contact Megan for more information on how your team can help raise funds and awareness for #VarietyBikes on RAGBRAI.
  • Spread the word. Let your family, friends and fellow riders know about this great program.
  • Sponsor the #VarietyBikes program. Contact Megan for more information on sponsorship.


Last year Variety went on RAGBRAI for the very first time and awarded 175 bikes to deserving kids. See photos from last year's presentations here.

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