Greetings readers, my name is Scott. I’ve been an avid cyclist and web and application developer for years. Back in 2001, I decided to take my skillset and create an 'Iowa bicycle ride list' for Iowa. Well... as time went by, the site developed into much more than a ride list and it became the premier site for all-things-cycling-related in Iowa. While I still work a full-time job during the day, most of what you see here gets added during the nights and weekends or by our trust members of the BIKEIOWA community. We hope you like what you see. Bike Iowa... we do.
BIKEIOWA is home to the most comprehensive list of Iowa Bike Rides and Events and we are dedicated
to keeping cyclists up-to-date on:
In addition to providing a one-stop-shop for cycling in Iowa, the users of BIKEIOWA can interact with the site content;
- Add and Edit Rides and Events
- Add News items
- Add Destinations
- Add Reviews
- Add Comments
- Rate Content
- Add Photos
- Receive bi-weekly Ride Reminders
- and a host of other goodies
Did You Know...?
- BIKEIOWA.com opened its web doors in March of 2001 and has experienced growth month-over-month since then.
- BIKEIOWA.com has always been updated daily. Fresh content brings visitors back frequently.
- BIKEIOWA.com has more than 8,000 News items, Features, and Links.
- BIKEIOWA.com has over 1,100 events posted to the Event Calendar each year.
has more than 70,000 unique visitors per month. 13,000 visitors visited
the site more than once. More than 2,200 of those visitors are actively
registered (Figure as of as of August 2008).
bi-weekly Ride Reminder goes out to more than 4,500 unique opt-in e-mail
addresses. These readers have requested the Ride Reminder and are
hungry for cycling related information.
is headquartered near Des Moines in Ankeny, Iowa. The site lists approximately
1,100 bike rides and events each year, hundreds of news items and features, and
thousands of Ride photos.
site design is the 4th layout for BIKEIOWA. Each is getting a little
better and much more efficient and minor site updates occur regularly.
BIKEIOWA's "meat & potatoes" is the Event Calendar.
The goal is to house the most comprehensive listing of Iowa Bike
Rides, Races and Events so you don't have to hunt elsewhere. Any member can
post an Event. Events are monitored closely to ensure all information is
BIKEIOWA highly believes in freedom of speech. The Comments an Reviews
are open and the tongue flows freely. BIKEIOWA also preaches "freedom to
ride" as well.
As the costs to maintain the site increase over
time, BIKEIOWA will seek out more sponsorship with hopes of promoting
more rides and more involvement with trail development, advocacy, etc.
Help Support the site and support the Sponsors!
has gotten some positive press via the Des Moines Register and
Bicycling Magazine. Its rides and news are featured regularly in the
Cityview and events are listed in many other places.
Biking in Iowa. We sometimes take it for granted that 20,000+ bikers
flock to this State each July to ride across this great State. A third
of the State's population rides on the trails years year. And we wonder
why someone would come to vacation in Iowa? In short, enjoy life here
and ride when you can.