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  • Posted Jan 2

How do you get more school kids riding bikes? promoting a healthy lifestyle? and gaining independence?

About Ankeny Bike Club

This is a no-dues club: ABC will thrive on sponsorships, donations, and merchandising. We will help get bikes for youth who do not have a 26” or larger wheeled bike thanks to our generous local sponsors Bike Country and Kyle's Bikes.

Learn safety, maintenance, etiquette, healthy habits, handling skills; Ride local & destination group rides on paved, gravel, & dirt trails; Race triathlon, mountain, circuit (summer) and cyclocross (fall); Group rides begin March 31. We will have a variety of ride leaders for your distance & pace!

Jim Robidoux of Ankeny is the founder and director the the Ankeny Bike Club (ABC) club. He is a teacher in Ankeny and a track coach with more than 90 kids on his running team. He wants to get more school kids riding bikes to promote a healthy lifestyle and gain independence.

Community

We want to roll out to the community around us and get more folks riding bikes as part of a daily lifestyle! We are a grassroots group of riders, parents, teachers, coaches, students, and servant-leaders who encourage a healthy lifestyle on two wheels! Get rolling and get happy!

We encourage regular participation by everyone by eliminating dues and memberships. Please considerdonatingto Ankeny Bike Club to pay for ongoing expenses (website, organizational fees, insurance, legal fees, events, storage trailer, tubes, tires, first aid, repair equipment, supplies, etc.) and to help buy bikes, helmets, and locks for those youth who need bikes, helmets, and locks.

We will actively recruit youth who need bikes and need activity, community, friends, and mentors. Put those screens away and RIDE in your community with your community.Please read“Cycling is the antidote to childhood obesity”,Rick Vosper, Bicycle Retailer, 12/27/2018.

Ride to school, ride to work, ride to the store, ride to the park, ride to visit, ride to unwind, ride to race, JUST RIDE!

Think Spin-Devo, Iowa Corridor and CJC (Lemars) Development Teams. Jim's club is much more than racing, but will bring that sense of community to the kids and their families. Some of which will branch out into the racing scene this year. BIKEIOWA plans to get involved with some of the group rides to give back. You should too. Congrats to Jim! it is great to see his vision prevail !

The new club is a 501C3 and donations are tax-deductible.

Want to get involved? Want to ride with the Club?

Check out their website and Facebook page. They already have 30+ group rides planned


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