RoadShow History

Team RoadShow was founded as the Road Show USA during the fall of 2002. Road Show USA now refers exclusively to the self supported cross-country charity ride that occurred the summer of 2003 (June 5, 2003 - August 15, 2003). Road Show USA raised nearly $5,000 dollars for the Shriner's Childrens Hospitals, a non-profit organization providing free burn and orthopaedic care to children. The trip was an overwhelming success, and raised money through pledges and juggling performances along the way. The group of nine riders (7 for the first half, 8 for the second half) carried all of their gear and juggling equipment with them, slept in parks and back yards, road up mountains, through freezing rain, traffic, and 110 degree heat. is the archived website for the trip, and includes a road journal and photo gallery. I encourage anyone interested in our history to read that site. It was quite the adventure.

The trip was such an overwhelming success that the members decided to create Team RoadShow for future cycling events. It was conceived during RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) of 2003 (where Road Show USA was very well recieved), and consists of jugglers, bikers, performers, musicians, and other creative types who are joined together in the love of bicycle touring and various performance arts. Team RoadShow will probably make it's maiden voyage during the 2004 RAGBRAI, but also plans to make an appearance at BRAG (Bike Ride Across Georgia) and other cross-state and day long rides in the future. For current plans visit our events page.

Currently Team RoadShow is no longer primarily a charity organization, as we are all fairly poor and need our performing proceeds to fund our biking trips. However, charity rides will most likely occur again in the future, and it is up to the performers at the various rides decide what to do with the performance proceeds.