The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest, and longest bicycle touring event in the world.
Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Director of the Program in Real Estate Kevin Boyle and his son Grady first competed in RAGBRAI in 2012. This year they rode with alumnus John Rowsell and his son Phil.
John Rowsell serves as the CEO and President of Glenwood Capital Investments, LLC. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph in 1982 before completing his graduate studies at Virginia Tech. He received a master in agricultural and applied economics in 1987 and a Ph.D. in 1991. John is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
RAGBRAI is a fun event for participants and a fund raising event for communities and nonprofit groups along the ride. These groups sell food, refreshment and entertainment to riders to raise funds to support their organizations’ activities. Kevin and John say that the corn and soy beans looked good, but they also saw a lot of flood damage.