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After relocating three times within in 15 years, the Bike Library is “dragging” its bikes to a permanent home.

For Iowa City’s Bike Library, the month of February has been the “final drag” to finally find a place to call home.

“We are calling the whole month of February ‘The Final Drag; A New Bicycling Frontier,’” said Bike Library Executive Director Audrey Wiedemeier. “In the last 16 years, the Bike Library has taken refuge in a lot of different locations, but we’ve purchased our own building and can now put down some roots.”

Wiedemeier said the Bike Library will open up in a new location at 1222 S. Gilbert Court on March 1.


The Bike Library’s current location was bought by developers, she said, causing the nonprofit to search for a new place to continue its mission of refurbishing bikes.

Wiedemeier said the Bike Library’s new home is located in an ideal place to meet Iowa City’s bicycling needs.

“We’re excited about the location,” she said. “It’s still within walking distance of the campus.



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