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Iowa City will be holding a family bike ride around Terry Trueblood Lake for the first time in May, a part of the city’s annual bike month festivities.

At a national meeting of the League of American Bicyclists in March, local bicycle advocate Bob Oppliger, a member of the organization’s Board of Directors, learned of an event that piqued his interest: 100-mile bike race around a local lake in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

After learning about that, Oppliger spoke with Brad Barker, the Iowa City recreation superintendent, about bringing a similar event here.

“I thought about it and decided we could do it at Trueblood [Recreation Area],” Oppliger said.

The event, scheduled for May 12, is called the Trueblood 100. Teams of two or more will be able to complete one of four distance tiers taking laps around Terry Trueblood Lake at the recreation area.


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