Ride Reminders are BIKEIOWA's Newsletter. Each Ride Reminder will keep you up to date on all the latest that Iowa Cycling has to offer. If you have a BIKEIOWA Profile, you can sign up from your "My BIKEIOWA" dashboard. Non-members can sign up in the footer section below.


Mon March 24 2014 / Issue #1

On Our Radar

After a 3 year hiatus, we have brought back the Ride Reminder!  We are back in action so you can keep up-to-date on Upcoming Rides, Events, News, Reviews and other Iowa cycling information.

Social media has gotten out of control and if you are like us, we are so inundated with data that we cannot keep up. Plus, we are not on Facebook and Twitter as much as we used to and end up missing some important posts, events, etc..

Behold the "BIKEIOWA RIDE REMINDER". You can read it anytime, and at YOUR leisure as it arrives in your inbox. It was created to look good on your computer, your tablet and your phone. It is simple, light weight and hopefully informative.

You'll see Upcoming Events for the next 15 days as well as News, Features and Reviews that have been posted in the last 15 days. In the future, we'd like to add Trail updates, etc. too.
Ride Reminders will be sent out bi-weekly and for special occasions such as Bike to Work Month or times when there is a necessity to notify cyclists of important advocacy issues or impromptu meetings where cyclist participation is a must. 

Most of you know that this is not our day job. We do it for the love of cycling in Iowa. We have a ton of ideas on our plate to make BIKEIOWA better and we are hammering them out as time allows, but we are always open to constructive feedback and new ideas.

Let us know what you think.

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Ride Safe!
Scott Sumpter


Fri Mar 28 2014
Hotel Pattee Music Fireside - Emma Negrete »Perry, Destination
Sat Mar 29 2014
Hotel Pattee Music Fireside - Home Grown Tomatoes »Perry, Destination
Park Farm Gravel Grinder »Bankston, Gravel Ride
Sun Mar 30 2014
27th Annual Chil-i Ride »Newton, Road
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Ride 3/30 - Whistlin Donkey »Woodward, Trail Ride
Tue Apr 01 2014
Iowa Legislative Bike Ride and Bike Demo »Des Moines, Road
Wed Apr 02 2014
Bike Maintenance »Des Moines, Safety/Education/Training
Women's Weekly Wednesday Mountain Bike Ride »Des Moines, Mountain Biking
Sat Apr 05 2014
13th ANNUAL "FOOLS" RIDE »La Porte city, Party Ride
Gents Race 4.0 »Ankeny, Gravel Ride
Greater Des Moines Cyclone Club Ride »Des Moines, Trail Ride
Mr Pork Chop THAW Ride 2014 »Bancroft, Party Ride
Sun Apr 06 2014
Iowa Spring Classic Hills/Iowa City Iowa, 4-6-2014 (Sunday) »Hills, Gravel Ride
Wed Apr 09 2014
Bike Maintenance »Des Moines, Safety/Education/Training
Women's Weekly Wednesday Mountain Bike Ride »Des Moines, Mountain Biking
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The Bicycle Thief: Sentenced to 5 Years »
Skunk River Cycles Tune-up Special »
1 World 2 Wheels - 2014 Game Changer Award »
Hoover Trail revival begins »
RAGBRAI's kick off city, Rock Valley, IA announces theme and logo »
A trail connector between the Neal Smith and High Trestle trails? »
Storm Lake loop trail is number one priority for Buena Vista Trails Committee »
Iowa City Receives Downtown Streetscape Plan »
RAGBRAI XLII: Day-by-day breakdown of the route »
Okoboji, IA and surrounding communities prepare for RAGBRAI »
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Hotel Pattee Joins as BIKEIOWA sponsor »

A "home" to BRR Riders for years, now the Hotel Pattee is poised as a bicycling destination in Central Iowa for years to come.

Johnson Charger Joins as BIKEIOWA Sponsor »

"The Johnson" will make your night riding a breeze! mfg right here in Valley Junction, West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Sportsman Park: camping 40 miles from Des Moines »

Tis the Season and we found this great review on the Des Moines Commuter Corner Blog about Sportsman's Park near Dawson, IA along the Raccoon River Trail.Dallas County Conservation oversees Sportsman ...

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Mon March 24 2014 / Issue #1