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RAGBRAI Rider Dies in Northern Iowa

Created: 07/22/2014 11:11 PM KAALtv.com

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) - A participant in an annual bicycle ride across Iowa has died due to a medical condition.
    
Officials with the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa say 63-year-old Tom Teesdale, of West Branch, died Monday.
    
RAGBRAI officials say Teesdale was treated on the route between Terril and Graettinger for a medical condition. He was then taken to Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, where he died.
    
The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/WBl82x ) reports Teesdale owned and operated a business where he sold custom bicycles.
    
It's the first time a RAGBRAI rider has died since 2010.
    
About 8,500 riders make the weeklong trip across Iowa, plus others who ride on single days.
    
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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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7/22/2014 2:12:24 PM (GMT -5:00)