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Fri January 30 2015 / Issue #8

On Our Radar

January 2015 is almost in the books. If you made it to Des Moines last weekend, you can see why Iowa is a cycling mecca!


Friday was the Iowa Bicycle Summit where hundreds of advocates gathered, Saturday was the Iowa Bike Expo - Biggest to date and is going to grow more next year, and the Saturday evening was the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party. Thousands of cyclists attended last weekend. Thanks to those who stopped by the BIKEIOWA booth.


Make sure you check out the February Events.  First off is the BRR Ride in Perry. You cannot miss this one! The 2015 Calendar is starting to fill up as event coordinators are adding new events daily. If you have not added yours yet... you can do so here.


Within the last month, we've made some site enhancements for you viewing pleasure.

  • If you like maps, we've got 'em!  Every City and Trail Portal shows a Google map now.
  • There is a new "Map" view and a "Calendar" view for the Event Calendar.
  • The events also show up much better on iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices.
  • There is a new "Featured Events" section on the Events Calendar too.
  • We are working on more maps for the Sponsors, Lodging, Ride of Silence, Bicycle Friendly Business/Communities and more.
We've upgraded the BIKEIOWA to work much better on mobile devices and we added some new BIKEIOWA Gear!. Check out the new jerseys, hoodies, cycling caps, trucker cap and waterproof wallets.

Thanks for using BikeIowa
Ride Safe!
Scott Sumpter


Fri Jan 30 2015
Hotel Pattee Music with Jenni and Deanna »Perry, Destination
Sat Jan 31 2015
2015 Iowa Games - Winter Bike Race »Waterloo, Fat Bike
Inaugural Frozen Ride »Clive, Other
Lit By the Sun Dinner and Concert with Callaghan »Perry, Destination
RAW (Ride Around Waukee) »Waukee, Party Ride
Waveland Whiteout »Des Moines, Other
Thu Feb 05 2015
Public information meeting - Bridge removal under 2nd Ave (hwy 415) »Des Moines, Meeting
Fri Feb 06 2015
Hotel Pattee Music with Dakota Park »Perry, Destination
Sat Feb 07 2015
BRR- Bike Ride to Rippey »Perry, Party Ride
IDIDARIDE »Cedar Rapids, Party Ride
Fri Feb 13 2015
Valentine's Dinner Dance with the Al Welsh Orchestra »Perry, Destination
Sat Feb 14 2015
2015 DSM Triathlon EXPO! »Des Moines, Expo - Sales - Swap Event
Brown Deer Bone-Chiller »Coralville, Other
CRAB FART 11(Maybe 12) »Cedar Rapids, Party Ride
Valentine's Dinner and Concert with Bill and Kate Isles »Perry, Destination
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And the RAGBRAI XLIII Overnight towns are... »
New BIKEIOWA Gear available »
Vote for Iowa Momentum Reader's Choice Awards »
Stop by the Biker Bar at Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival »
Bike Country launches new logo »
Des Moines Parks and Recreation honors Central Iowa Trail Association »
Quad-City Bicycle Club big part of RAGBRAI success »
Beaverdale Bicycles will be at the Iowa Bike Expo »
Kyle's Bikes donates $2k BMC bike to RAGBRAI Expo »
BIKEIOWA - 2015 Expo Specials! »
Boulders Inn & Suites Polk City »
Barr Bike welcomes John Cisna to speak at the Iowa Bike Expo »
Iowa City Bike Library Reopens in New Space »
Iowa Bike Expo Learning Sessions Valuable for Bicyclists of Every Level »
Iowa Bike Expo Hosts Handbuilt Bike Show in Memorial to Legendary Iowa Bike Builder Tom Teesdale »
Des Moines apartment project caters to cyclists »
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Triple D – A race report from the top of the podium – by : Andrea Cohen »

After patiently waiting 364 days finally Triple D 2015 had arrived. After my first ride in 2014 I knew I would be back this year. Triple D is a 100k fat-bike race filled with fun and adventure. ...

the minWallet: minimalist wallet - great for bikers! »

For those of you looking to minimize, the minWallet is the world's smallest wallet. Only 4.21 grams and 1.7 millimeters thick. Can be thrown in a front/back/shirt/side pocket and you won't even know i...

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Fri January 30 2015 / Issue #8