Ragbrai 2019

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Registration is now closed for RAGBRAI, but be sure to follow us on our trek across Iowa! 

RAGBRAI is an annual cycling event across the state of Iowa.  Riders raise awareness and funds for HFA’s Helping Hands program, which provides urgent funding for basic living expenses such as housing, transportation and utility bills for families living with bleeding disorders.

HFA has partnered with Team Wimpy, 
which will provide our riders with with the ease of transporting your gear to each overnight town, showers (except the 1st overnight town), porta potties, reserved camping locations, and MORE!

Amenities provided to those riding with Team Resilience:
Guaranteed entry to the ride

•Professional cycling jersey
•Week long support through Team Wimpy
•Buddy system for rookie riders
•Personal fundraising page

•Preloaded emails to send to help you reach your goal
•Ongoing fundraising support from HFA

Please contact TeamHFA@hemophiliafed.org with any questions. 


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Iowa, here comes Team Resilience!
Ask some of your friends or family members to "Give It Up".  The rules are simple: have those that you ask to agree to give up an indulgence for a certain amount of time and put the money toward your cause or project.  It can be something simple as buying a coffee each day or weekly tickets to the movies. If they go to Starbucks daily and spend $5, that could bring in $25 in 5 days. So easy, right?! 

Training Tip:
Don't let your hunger take over. You should try to consume 200 calories for every hour of riding. Some items that are easy to eat on the go include energy bars, energy gels or almonds!
Shorts, shorts, shorts
It's hard to ask friends and family, but the truth is, if you care about raising funds for the cause, they will too! They either share your values or just want to help! Go ahead, ask them to support you. 

Training Tip:
You should wash shorts after one day of wearing. They are always in need. This means that more than one pair are right for a multi-day ride.