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Team Cuisine RAGBRAI Bike Club History
Or how we came to eat our way across the State of Iowa

Team Cuisine (TC) is a diverse group of friends who gather together every summer for seven days to eat their way across the State of Iowa while cycling RAGBRAI. The premise of TC is simple: we like to eat well on RAGBRAI and have fun on the ride. And we do both.

TC is a Chicago-area based team but draws riders and crew from all over the country. We gather every summer to ride RAGBRAI and occasionally during the year for special events.

TC officially launched itself in 2004 and we started off with quite a bang! (And no, the grill did not explode!) We rode our first RAGBRAI as TC with a full complement of 25 riders with Chef Aaron and 3 support crew members.

In the fall of 2009, Chef Aaron stepped down due to expanding responsibilities with his growing family.

Chefs Kurt and Kim from the restaurant (the DEVOTAY) in Iowa City took over the reins in 2010 but as of 2015 are now full time riders while their staff of Dan, Morgan & their friend Beau run the kitchen daily.

Our professional Chefs heads up and oversee the entire Team Cuisine kitchen operation. Over the years, the kitchen has seen talented assistant chefs including Beverly, Kate, Laura, Bob and Sean.

Don and Emma manage the entire support truck operation, including the refrigeration/freezer challenges of 98+ degree Iowa heat! This crew is the backbone of the smooth running Team Cuisine camps as we make our way across Iowa.

TC is headed up by team captain John O, supported by a group of 8 individuals (Jaaoo, Eileen, TOB, Lynn, Tom T, Red, Art and Joe) who oversee the many facets of the production that is Team Cuisine.

We have become very proud of our team jerseys. Team Cuisine’s jerseys are designed by talented team members and have been the source of compliments for several years.

We limit the number of riders to 25 each year and have many veterans like Nokes (Geoff), Stosh (Tom) & Nycole, Doc (Walt), Carl, Jim, Baby Doc (Loren), Nancy, “Pair a Docs”(Chris and Mike), and Gary. Over the years, we have added many riders including Kathy, Maggie, Mike, Ashley, Brian, Russ, Rich & Cathy, Liz, Joe, Kevin, Jim, Art, Sandy, Christine, Dorothy, Tom, Jim, Dave, Wayne, JP, Max and Jeff

Team Cuisine is truly a team effort. Every team member helps in assembling TC and preparing for RAGBRAI and it shows. We take pride in executing RAGBRAI in style and having a blast at the same time.

Hope to see ya’ down the road!!!

We Love Cycling Eating RAGBRAI




Eating Up The Miles!




Cycling

Team Cuisine is a diverse group of friends, whose average age is 45, that meets each July to ride RAGBRAI. The team consists of 25 riders and 5 crew members with a core group of 9 veteran riders (12+ years riding RAGBRAI together) who act as the organizing body of the team.

Eating

Our crew is an integral part of the team. Don and Emma are in charge of moving the team from city to city each day and have ably done so for the past five years. Our kitchen crew lineup has changed over the years but consists of a head professional chef, a souse chef and possibly, an assistant helping out in the kitchen.

RAGBRAI

Team Cuisine is truly a team effort and we take great pride in being able to execute successful RAGBRAIs for both our hosts and the group.



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RAGBRAI 2016
RAGBRAI 2016

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RAGBRAI 2015
RAGBRAI 2015

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RAGBRAI 2009
RAGBRAI 2009

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RIDER CUP (2011)
RYDER CUP (2011)

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RAGBRAI 2014
RAGBRAI 2014

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RAGBRAI 2008
RAGBRAI 2008

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RAGBRAI 2013
RAGBRAI 2013

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RAGBRAI 2007
RAGBRAI 2007

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RAGBRAI 2012
RAGBRAI 2012

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RAGBRAI 2006
RAGBRAI 2006

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RAGBRAI 2011
RAGBRAI 2011

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RAGBRAI 2005
RAGBRAI 2005

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RAGBRAI 2010
RAGBRAI 2010

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RAGBRAI 2004
RAGBRAI 2004

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