Trans Iowa Equipment was an official friend of RAGBRAI – the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa – for the second year in a row this year. The ride took place last week, July 24 – 30. The Trans Iowa team operated the official sweeper of RAGBRAI throughout the week, helping to clean up the streets in host towns. A team of sweeper operators, bikers, and crew members came together to assist in the effort and had a great time while they were at it!
The official sweeper of RAGBRAI was an Elgin Crosswind, which was able to provide support to cities after participants rode through each overnight town on this year’s RAGBRAI route. The sweeper supplemented the public works departments with three to four hours of sweeping each day of RAGBRAI.
This year, we also sponsored a Spot the Sweeper giveaway, and awarded a prize package to one of the participants who posted a picture with the sweeper using #RAGBRAIsweeper on social media. We enjoyed seeing the many photos posted throughout the week and appreciate everyone who participated by posting their photos.
See some of the photos posted during the week:
Below are some of our photos of Team Trans Iowa and the Ragbrai Sweeper: