Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Flaunting the Red and Gold into Burlington!

Saturday, July 25, will be the conclusion of our adventure together and the end of RAGBRAI XXXVII. Team Simpson will gather in West Burlington at 11:30 a.m. on the corner of South Broadway Street and Division Street. Together, wearing our Simpson College jerseys, we will ride the last 3.2 miles through Burlington to the tire dipping site. There you are free to dip your tire, take victory pictures, get souvenirs and complete other activities as you wish.

The location where we will pack the bike truck and depart is the home of Robert and Elizabeth Whalen, who are the parents of Simpson Team member Dave Whalen ’85. They live 1.5 miles from the dip site at:

527 S. Gunnison Street
Burlington, IA.

Your daily map for Day 7 will have directions to both the dip site and then to the Whalen’s. Please have your bikes at the Whalen’s by 1 p.m. It will take us some time to pack the bikes but we will depart as soon as we can. We anticipate being back to Indianola between 5 – 7 p.m.

The last minute details are being arranged, and Saturday is just around the corner. We can’t wait to begin!

Gathering supplies for Team Simpson's 500 miles trek across Iowa

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