RAID In the News
Pleasant Hill dentist Chad Johnson keeps more in his garage than his cars, a rake, screwdriver and a few screws. What he keeps in his garage will, with the help of the weather, good food and a supportive crew, take him from one side of the state to the other –– in one day. By his own power.
Chad Johnson is hoping his two bikes — a Gary Fisher Cronus Pro road bike and a Quintana Roo triathlon bike — will help him ride the fourth annual Ride Across Iowa in a Day, or RAID, of which he is the co-founder.
“My assistant, Ann Peterson, is the daughter of ultra-marathon cyclist Dr. Bob Breedlove,” says Johnson. “Dr. Breedlove use to ride the Race Across America and would even do all of RAGBRAI in a day. A friend (Ryan Parlee) and I were talking about that, and we agreed, almost jokingly, to ride across Iowa in a day.”