TEAM HIGH LIFE

TEAM HIGH LIFE

TEAM HIGH LIFE

2020 RAGBRAI CANCELLED
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HOT NEWS - LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AGAIN IN 2021
 

New Website:

This year, as you can see, we have a brand new website! New simpler design, easier to navigate, easier to pay, etc. - Our new team website is now updated with all 2020 information, and ready to accept payments!  We think you’ll love the easy navigation and layout!

New Bus/Trailer Update:

As you know, last year we were able to buy a new bus and it worked out great!!  We want you to know we are addressing the issues we had last year with the 2nd bus (blue bus), and loss of showers.  The plan right now is to purchase another new bus, and to move our showers off to a new trailer so that the showers are independent from the buses.  In that manner, we should always be able to have our showers with us, no matter if a given bus breaks down or not.

In the past we have always tried to do everything in our power to keep things going based solely on team fees collected.  But over the last two years (and even further back) we have had several (at least 30-40) team members approach us suggesting we move things along faster by taking up a one-time optional collection for those that would be willing to pitch in a little extra (beyond team fees) so we can get the second new bus and new trailer.

We’re listening, and have added a “NEW BUS/TRAILER CONTRIBUTION” item to the payment page of our website with several options to pitch in.  IF you choose to contribute to the new bus/trailer fund, it’s a fairly small ask, and if we get 50 team members to do this, it will mean collecting between $1,750 and $2,500 toward the new bus/trailer we very much need. Again, it’s a one-time, one-year thing and we’re doing it because YOU asked and suggested we do. Couple this extra money with normal team fees, and this gets us over the hump toward solving our bus/trailer issues for the foreseeable future. Of course, all buses require ongoing maintenance, but we’ll be in much better equipment shape as a team.  We're hoping we can get a little monetary cushion for the team to make these needed improvements.

And in the true spirit of Team High Life, and just to make this FUN, we decided to add a little spice for those who elect to make a one-time contribution!  We had a team friend give us a hand-made beautiful bike quilt in the hope we might use it to raise funds for the team, and we’re adding a couple other great items to the mix as well.  So, for a $35 contribution, you will get one chance at winning one of 3 prizes listed below.  For a $50 contribution, you will get two chances.  And there are more giving options available beyond this......... If you or someone you know would like to become a Team High Life sponsor and/or give a larger amount, we will handle that situation as it arises.  We are happy to add a sponsor sign to the bus(es), and/or recognize a large donor in another fashion - we're open to ideas! 

So, we will draw out of a hat one evening on RAGBRAI and announce the winners.  And remember, it all goes toward a second new bus and trailer for the showers!

Prize breakdown:

  • 1st prize name (drawn 1st) - Wins Team Fees for one year - $330 value
  • 2nd prize name (drawn 2nd) - Wins Beautiful Bike Quilt (picture attached) – Priceless value
  • 3rd prize (drawn 3rd) - Wins Team High Life Bike Jersey (of your choice) - $71 Value
NOTE - a single person can only win one item regardless of how many chances in the hat - we want the prizes going to 3 different teammates to keep it fun.

But all this fun stuff is just a little icing on the cake – the real prize for EVERYONE is a 2nd new bus, and a trailer so our showers are independent and stay with the team no matter what.  So, we hope everyone meant it when they said they would be willing to contribute something extra toward this goal, AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!

 

On to the Ride!!  RIDE CANCELLED FOR 2020

Friday July 17th - High Life Lounge kick off party -Come join us at the High Life Lounge Starting at 6:30PM - ? They do serve good food.  Have a few drinks, a good sandwich, and relax a bit prior to starting the big week.  The High Life Lounge is downtown just adjacent to Sec Taylor Stadium.
 High Life Lounge
 200 SW 2nd St
 Des Moines 50309
 
Saturday July 18th - Meet at Starting Point - TBD -We will start meeting at 7:00am. Location and Address for starting point coming soon.
 
WE WILL PACK THE BUSES, EAT AND LEAVE FOR LE MARS  FROM OUR STARTING LOCATION AT FRED & KATHY'S HOUSE.
 
Support crew phone #'s  - Put these in your cell phone in case you need to call them during the week to locate a campsite, etc.
Larry Parsons    515-975-3450
Forrest Parsons 515-249-7185
Ryan Trample    515-571-9016
Gene Parsons    515-240-2007
 
TEAM CAMPGROUND INFORMATION - STAY TUNED - AGAIN THIS YEAR, WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND HAVE PRE-ARRANGED CAMP SITES GIVEN THE SIZE OF THE TEAM.