Who We Are

The Dream TeamThe Dream Team is funded as a program of the Des Moines YMCA.  We provide young adults with opportunities to build confidence, set goals, and create a healthy lifestyle through mentor-based interactions centered around bicycling.

In March, a team of 50-60 teenagers start their 5 month journey to RAGBRAI, a week-long bike ride across Iowa that occurs each July.  The riders work with caring volunteers to set goals, work hard, and DREAM BIG!

The bicycle is used as a tool to inspire and motivate young people, encourage lifelong wellness, and build confidence through accomplishment.  Completing a 400+ mile bike ride across the state gives the participant a tangible sense of achievement, as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

The Dream Team makes the seemingly impossible, possible. Take some time to learn about Our Mission, What We Do and how you can Get Involved.  Any questions, visit Contact Us and get in touch with us!