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RIDE REMINDER
Sat March 02 2019 / Issue #30

On Our Radar

We said we'd use our Ride Reminders for Action Alerts and this is one of those times. Sub-Committee meetings are set for Monday, March 4th, so PLEASE contact your legislators this weekend!

ACTION ALERT: Land Conservation and trails threatened by two bills in the Iowa legislature - Act now!

Both bills are a direct attack on public lands and conservation in Iowa. Both should be opposed.

The future of Iowa's trails and land conservation are threatened by two bills in the Iowa Legislature.
WE must act fast as the sub-committee meetings are MONDAY March 4th !!!!!
If YOU can come to the meetings, PLEASE do, if you cannot attend we suggest:
#1 - Educating yourself on the bills (info and links below)
#2 - Contact YOUR legislators via the Iowa Bicycle Coalition's -Legislator Emailer program. It is super-simple to use.
#3 - Contact sub-committee members listed below as a concerned Iowa citizen.

You'll see several sections that we've compiled to educate you on these two bills. You'll see talking points, a bill analysis, FAQ and several excerpts of communication from community leaders.
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Also -keep reading to see how BIKEIOWA will match donations for the RAGBRAI Founders Statue during March and how you can attend John Karras' 89th Birthday Celebration and we've decided to host the Follow Your Folly - Cruiser 100 ride again!
 
Thanks for using BikeIowa
Ride Safe!
Scott Sumpter

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Sat Mar 09 2019
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Iowa City, Trail Ride
Thu Jul 18 2019
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Thu Jul 11 2019
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Thu Jul 04 2019
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Thu Jun 27 2019
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Thu Jun 20 2019
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Iowa City, Trail Ride
Thu Jun 13 2019
Overdue Bike Ride »
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Thu Jun 06 2019
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Iowa City, Trail Ride
Thu May 30 2019
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Thu May 23 2019
Overdue Bike Ride »
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Thu May 16 2019
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Thu May 09 2019
Overdue Bike Ride »
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Sat May 11 2019
Sixth Annual Corridor MPO Bike Ride »
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News

Gents Race 9.0 registration is open »
Gravel Race: Icy CIRREM Embraces the Suck of February in Iowa »
THANKS to Debbie H for her donation »
Fred Hubbell hit by car while riding bike in Arizona; injuries not life-threatening »
Biking through the winter »
Cyclocross World Cup coming back to Iowa City »
New section of Sioux City trail planned for spring »
More Than $164,000 In Grants Presented To Area Non-Profits And Municipalities »
Coe College professor builds simulator to help reduce bicyclist, pedestrian accidents »
Atlantic officials agog over RAGBRAI announcement »
Great American Rail-Trail: Coast-to-Coast Bike Route Takes Shape »
Bike Tech added To RAGBRAI’s list of official bike shops »
Indianola to host RAGBRAI for the second time »
RAGBRAI has a new official beer and it's from a local brewery »
RAGBRAI 2019 has a southern feel — and a Mississippi River surprise we've never seen before »
Hennepin Canal part of planned 4,000-mile trail »
RAGBRAI announces new biking event in eastern Iowa »
Iowa River Trail Hardin Commission receives Federal Rec Trails grant »
Money Secured to Repair Creek Bridge Along Nature Trail »
Bike Rags Apparel has a new website!! »
Local Start-Up Business Helps Bridge Gender Gap in Cycling »
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Features

BIKEIOWA to match $1000 toward RAGBRAI Founders Statue »

Ask yourself a simple question: “What would my summers and my life be like without RAGBRAI?”

ACTION ALERT: Land Conservation and trails threatened by two bills in the Iowa legislature - Act now! »

Both bills are a direct attack on public lands and conservation in Iowa. Both should be opposed.

1976 RAGBRAI Founder Interviews »

Highlights from a 1976 episode of Assignment Iowa showcase an early interview with Des Moines Register feature writers John Karras and Donald Kaul not long after they started RAGBRAI.

Bike Tech becomes an Official RAGBRAI Bike Shop »

Bike Tech has been an 'unofficial shop' on Ragbrai for the last 13 years.. Well not anymore!

RAGBRAI XLVII ROUTE RELEASED »

We are going South this year, but TWO River Towns on the Mississippi?

Come see what BIKEIOWA has to offer at the Iowa Bike Expo »

Iowa Bike Expo is one of the biggest one-day bike shows in the Midwest. This free-to-the-public event hosts over 5,000 people. Check out the new BIKEIOWA gear!

Help Fund the RAGBRAI Founders Statue »

Join us to help fund a lasting monument, thanking the individuals who co-founded this life-changing bike ride that brings us joy each Summer!

Reviews

CIRREM 2019 - Ice and slop - Who started - Who finished? »

Wow! What a day CIRREM... 250 signed up, 42 started and only 17 finished. The ice was epic and I don't use that word lightly. My bike and gear choices were spot-on. My (old gravel) tires would have...

BIKEIOWA interviews Forrest with Bike World »

Scott from BIKEIOWA interviews Forrest, owner of Bike World. The interview took place at the at the 2019 Iowa Bike Expo in Des Moines on Saturday, January 26th 2019 THANKS for being a BIKEIOWA Sponsor...

The Bikeiowa Pogie Lite Review – by Adam Blake »

The Bikeiowa Pogie Lite – A Pogie for all seasons Bar Mitts, Pogies, hand covers… whatever you want to call them, Pogies (true term) have become go-to accessories for fat-bikers, gravel riders, and ...

BIKEIOWA interviews Tom with the Hotel Pattee »

Scott from BIKEIOWA interviews Tom, owner of Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA along the Raccoon River Valley Trail and soon-to-be High Trestle Trail. The interview took place at the at the 2019 Iowa Bike Exp...

BIKEIOWA interviews Carole with Selle Anatomica »

Scott from BIKEIOWA interviews Carol, owner of Selle Anatomica based in Poway, CA, at the 2019 Iowa Bike Expo in Des Moines on Saturday, January 26th 2019. THANKS for being a BIKEIOWA Sponsor - Find...

BIKEIOWA interviews Josh with the Triangle Tap »

Scott from BIKEIOWA interviews Josh (owner of the Triangle Tap) at the 2019 Iowa Bike Expo in Des Moines on Saturday, January 26th 2019. THANKS for being a BIKEIOWA Sponsor - Find out more about the ...

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