Riders are recruited into the program through several key organizations in the Des Moines area. These organizations include; Des Moines Public School System, Mentor Iowa, Gear Up, Children and Families of Iowa, SUCCESS, and various other local organizations. However, all youth can benefit from the program and no youth is excluded because they were referred to the program through another avenue.
“I learned you can do anything if you put your mind to it!” – Youth Rider
The minimum age requirement to participate with the Dream Team is age 13 by RAGBRAI® in mid-July. The maximum age to participate is 18 years of age, or graduation from high school.
Prospective team members and their parents or guardians are invited to Dream Team informational meetings to ensure that they understand the requirements and the details of the five month commitment.