A pair of Iowa City musicians used RAGBRAI to help promote environmental advocacy.
Elliott Beenk and Griffen Harris make up the “indie-beach-blues” band Chasing Shade. Harris is a University of Iowa graduate, and Beenk is going into his senior year at UI.
They rode RAGBRAI with all of their music equipment attached to their bikes using custom-built trailers. These trailers included portable solar panels, which collected energy to power the musicians’ performances during the ride.
Read more Beenk and Harris’ experience here.