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Sun May 23 2021 / Issue #38

On Our Radar

Happy May!

Iowa - open for business - We wish we could be in 4-5 places every weekend as we are seeing some really great quality events happening around the state. We've already added 71 news posts for May and new events are being added daily. When out and about, please remember to support our bicycle-friendly sponsors as many had hard times this past year and are just starting to feel the pulse coming back.

We are excited to debut our 2021 Collection - we always do a few new designs each Spring, but this year is special. We turn 20 in 2021 and we wanted to offer some special anniversary designs to capture this special moment! See the Feature below or go straight to the 2021 collection. In addition to the Baja Iowa and 20th Anniversary Edition designs, we have socks, mugs, patches, bandannas and a new crushed red velvet 20th anniversary coozie and we are working on a few new t-shirt and sticker designs and the ever-popular trucker caps.

PRE-ORDERS ARE OPEN now for jerseys, crews, tanks and caps are open from today at noon and close at 11:59pm on Wed, May 26th. We know it is a tight window, but the sooner WE can order, the sooner YOU will get your gear.  If you need a small or a larger size, now is your time if you like the design and know you need a smaller or larger size order it now because we will not carry many x-small, 2xl or 3xl sizes, and we won't order any extra 4x and 5x sizes.

Ride of Silence - Make sure you review the Ride of Silence Recap from last week. Several Ride of Silence events were held around Iowa and over 200 world-wide (read recap).

2021 User Pulse Check - THANK YOU if you took our 13 question survey. We appreciated all the feedback and are reviewing the comments and plan to change some site functionality and our post frequencies.

RAGBRAI - We are excited to be a part of RAGBRAI again this year. More to come on the next Ride Reminder about where we will be and how we'll be more of a resource for cyclist-related activities to do in Iowa.

On that note HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY to US!

Thanks for using BikeIowa
Ride Safe!
Scott Sumpter


2021 BIKEIOWA Collection »

This year is special as it's our 20th year as a cycling resource for Iowa, so we are rollin' out the red-velvet carpet with some colorful and crisp 20th anniversary designs.

Bill Riley Trail Repair and Closure at the Iowa Interstate Railroad Bridge »

Frequent flood events have degraded the Bill Riley Trail Railroad Underpass to the point that it must be fully reconstructed.

New ERIK’S Store Opening in West Des Moines! »

ERIK’S is excited to announce the opening of a brand new shop at 950 1st Street in West Des Moines, Iowa — opening Friday May 14 at 11am!

Upcoming Events

Sat May 29 2021
High Trestle Trail Full Moon Ride »
Madrid, Trail Ride
Sun May 30 2021
Bicycle-Brew-BBQ »
Bondurant, Trail Ride
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides »
Madrid, Trail Ride
Mon May 31 2021
Quad Cities Crusher »
Eldridge, Gravel
Fri Jun 04 2021 to Sun Jun 06 2021
Sterile Iowan »
Alden, Gravel
Sat Jun 05 2021
Bike to X-Out Fragile X »
Des Moines, Party Ride
Firetrucker Dan's Memorial Ride - Day 1 »
Des Moines, Trail Ride
Gear up for summer »
Sioux Center, Road
Ride To Break The Stigma »
Ankeny, Party Ride
Women's Bike Clinic - Jun 5 »
Waterloo, Safety/Education/Training
Sun Jun 06 2021
Bikes-N-Brews Poker Cruise II Trails Fundraiser »
Firetrucker Dan's Memorial Ride - Day 2 »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides »
Madrid, Trail Ride
The NITC Pie Ride »
Rock Falls, Road
Mon Jun 07 2021
MNNDR - Monday Night No Drop Ride - Dirt Edition presented by CITA »
Des Moines, Mountain Biking
Tue Jun 08 2021 to Tue Aug 10 2021
Tuesday Night Worlds Criterium »
Omaha NE, Criterium
Thu Jun 10 2021
Quad Cities Bicycle Club Road Race »
Orion IL, Road
Sat Jun 12 2021
BRAK - Bikes for Kids (Bike Ride Across Kossuth) »
Algona, Road
Flat Tire Lounge 10th Anniversary Party »
Madrid, Other
Loess Hills Enduro »
Malvern, Gravel
Mustache Bike Ride »
West Des Moines, Other
Spring Bike Bash »
Lake View, Party Ride
The Big Rove »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Bettendorf, Road
Uncle Larry's Bike Ride »
Clinton, Party Ride


17th Annual Ride of Silence in Des Moines riders rode in honor of those who could not »
Cedar Valley sculpture artist building ‘Arches to Waterloo’ for RAGBRAI »
Cedar Valley Cyclists remember riders through Ride of Silence »
Mason City Council greenlights downtown skywalk construction, approves plans for multiple trails »
Granger Trails Committee to hold ribbon cutting, fundraiser on June 5 »
Courage Ride returns Aug. 14 with expanded in-person, virtual event »
The Return Of RAGBRAI: Organizing A Statewide Bicycle Ride During A Pandemic »
Cyclists race at Hawkeye Downs »
Cedar Valley Beer Trail to bring cyclists to local breweries, taprooms »
Electric trikes available to rent in Marion for adults 55+ »
Waitsfield couple to cycle 3800 miles across the country »
Cyclist who died after being hit by a car in Coralville donates organs to save the lives of others »
First Ride2Raise charity bike ride held June 12 to help community members »
13-year-old identified after fatal traffic accident with Moline Police vehicle »
Moline Police Identify Officer Involved In Fatal Bicycle Accident »
Sheldon To Receive $100000 Grant For Rec Trail Expansion »
A Second Carroll County Trail Rehabilitation Project Is Presented To Supervisors »
A popular trail is closing for most of the summer in Des Moines »
Break the Cycle 200: Raising awareness for human trafficking while biking »
Vendor fees for RAGBRAI causing some to seek rural spots »
Cumming is going to be central Iowa's next hip town »
'Ghost bike' honors Iowa City minister, bicyclist who pedaled the world »
Iowa City Parks and Recreation to host Pedal Power bike safety event »
Coralville Police: Teen Was On Social Media, Speeding When She Struck Biker »
Le Mars Council applies for trail grants »
Springville bicyclist seriously injured in Linn County accident »
Board acts on Sauk Trail funds »
Erik's rebrands Rassy's in new building »
Waterloo leaders look for tourism rebound with upcoming summer »
Letter to the editor: Will the 15-minute city make Iowa City golden in 2021? »
Insurify’s 2021 Best Bicycling Cities Awards »
Siouxland Cyclists to host Bicycle Rodeo to teach kids how to safely ride bicycles »
Longest Glow-in-the-Dark Trail in Iowa and U.S. Just 30 Minutes From Cedar Rapids »
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Sun May 23 2021 / Issue #38