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  • Philip Joens
  • Tue January 04 2022
  • Posted Jan 24, 2022

Lucille "Lucy"Bonham, who started riding the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa at 65-years old, died Friday at age 94.

Bonham, of Washington, Iowa, was born in 1927 in Kalona, Iowa. She worked at abstracting companies in Washington County throughout her life, according to her obituary.

Bonham started riding RAGBRAI at age 65 when the route went through Washington.Her plan was to ride one RAGBRAI, but thebug bit her.

"I got hooked bad,” she said in 2017.

Bonham was born nine years before the Rural Electrification Act brought electricity to many of the countryside locales RAGBRAI nowtreks through.


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