Posted on Oct 04, 2023
RAGBRAI, Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is more than just a bike ride; it is an epic eight-day rolling festival of bicycles, music, food, camaraderie, and community. It is the oldest, largest, and longest multi-day bicycle touring event in the world. Typically, 40,000-60,000 cyclists ride each day, traveling from around the world to participate. RAGBRAI marked its 50th anniversary in July 2023.
Twenty-five ENGIE Iowa employees and family members rode on the final day of RAGBRAI, dipping their front tire into the Mississippi River in celebration of finishing the ride.
ENGIE-Iowa folks wore customized ENGIE cycling jerseys and had a great time as they cycled from Coralville, IA to Davenport, IA on July 29th.
Mark Maxwell, an ENGIE Environmental Engineer, and Roger Mullinnix, a Sr. Plant Technician, reported that they met another ENGIE employee who works in Washington State that had traveled in for the ride. She recognized them by their branded jerseys. It really is a small world!
ENGIE also sponsored one of the campgrounds used by riders; after a 60 mile an hour thunderstorm disrupted the encampment, ENGIE provided portable spotlights to assist campers in restoring their shelters.