• Tue September 19 2006
  • Posted Sep 19, 2006
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Not Stopping for Cooler Weather

Cooler weather does not mean we stop cycling… In fact, there are 18 rides are listed for this weekend! Will YOU be at one ? Check them out!

I know the Beaverdale fest this weekend in Des Moines is always “the place to ride”. Many cyclists participate in the parade and or the 5k run, plus there are plenty of night time activities, but what do you do all day long in between??? Come celebrate the Des Moines trails and check out the Trail Daze Celebrations going on after the parade. Group rides for all ages and types have been posted to the BIKEIOWA calendar.

October is right around the corner and there are many unique events listed from cyclocross and Alley Cat racing to Charity and weekly training rides to Trail Symposiums & Festivals to Halloween parties! No excuses. Keep on riding!

Check out the list of BIKEIOWA Features going on right now. You don’t have to be a tree-hugger to appreciate The Green Bike Tour that starts on the 21st. Paradise in October ?!? You better believe it! It’s the Dr. Bob Breedlove Memorial Ride on Saturday October 7th.

NEEDED – a few more BIKEIOWA Sponsors

Beginning in October, BIKEIOWA will no longer receive FREE hosting. BIKEIOWA will however get a discounted rate of $150/month. YIKES! I was a little taken back by the extra cost, but Yes, there are that many cyclists using the site all year long and there is a TON of information on the site. All that traffic consumes bandwidth and bandwidth costs money.

I graciously thank Spindustry Systems for providing FREE hosting for the last 6+ years. FREE hosting has allowed other sponsorship monies to go toward various promotions, advertisements, freebies, etc. If you, your team, club and/or cycle-friendly business would like to be a BIKEIOWA sponsor, please contact and review the sponsorship page. We’d LOVE to have ya! Let’s keep growing BIKEIOWA and Iowa Cycling!

Buying? Selling?

Now’s the time to sell your unneeded bicycles and gear on the BIKEIOWA Classifieds. Items are added almost everyday and they are FREE! Get a great deal and save on shipping by buying and selling locally! Make sure they are in tip-top condition by getting a tune-up by your local bike shop.

New BIKEIOWA Sponsor

Speaking of sponsors, BIKEIOWA proudly welcomes The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Central Iowa as a sponsor! The Friendly Sons sponsor several events throughout the year for many charities. One of the events is a bike ride called The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick - Halfway to St. Pattys Day Ride that will be held on October 14th in Des Moines. BIKEIOWA will provide online registration next week!


IOWA Football - What's yer fancy? Yes, WE know who won, but this is 174 of you voted:

36% Clones
51% Hawks
9% Panthers
5% BullDogs


 Sep 2006

:: Dakota Dunes pledges money to trail project  (9/19/2006 - 3 views)
:: Study shows cars get 3 inches closer when riders wear helmets (9/19/2006 - 7 views)
:: Bad Monkey Benefit - Oct 14th (9/18/2006 - 113 views)
:: The Green Bike Tour 2006 (9/18/2006 - 81 views)
:: Team 14 Cross Challenge (9/18/2006 - 39 views)
:: Oleson Park Fall Classic XC - CANCELLED  (9/18/2006 - 34 views)
:: Iowans well represented at Chequamegon (9/18/2006 - 53 views)
:: Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick sponsors BIKEIOWA (9/18/2006 - 123 views)
:: Project to restore, relocate historic bridge becomes reality  (9/18/2006 - 123 views)
:: OPINION - RAGBRAI suit could be end of the ride (9/18/2006 - 313 views)


DateRide NameCityType
9/20/2006 Taco WednesdayWest Des Moines, IAMountain Biking
9/23/2006 12 pack in the bagSlater, IAJust Plain Fun
9/23/2006 1st Annual Beaverdale Bike RideDes Moines, IAFamily oriented
9/23/2006 3rd Annual "Sloof" RideBrandon, IAParty Ride
9/23/2006 to 9/24/2006 6th W.A.R.T.S. ride, Wabash Annual Ride To ShenandoahCouncil Bluffs , IAJust Plain Fun
9/23/2006 Amish Harvest Century Tour 2006Hills, IARoad Ride
9/23/2006 Baggers Wine & Cheese RideDes Moines, IAJust Plain Fun
9/23/2006 Bolan Bike RideBolan, IAJust Plain Fun
9/23/2006 Brew-B-Q & Bike Ride TooIndependence, IARoad Ride
9/23/2006 Carousel Family RideDes Moines, IAFamily oriented


 Sep 2006

:: Trail Daze Celebrations Planned (9/19/2006 - 2 views)
:: It's Another Day In Paradise! (9/10/2006 - 299 views)
:: Remember 9/11 (9/10/2006 - 112 views)
:: The Green Bike Tour (9/8/2006 - 214 views)
:: PROFILE - SEPTEMBER 2006 (9/1/2006 - 159 views)

Cast your vote on the latest poll sponsored by Rasmussen Bike Shop.

I primarily view myself as this type of cyclist:

Please support the BIKEIOWA sponsors! They make this site possible.
:: Barr Bicycle:: Bike World
:: Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
:: Miller Lite:: Rasmussen Bike Shop
:: Spindustry Systems Inc.:: Team Joker
:: Tshirt Graphix

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