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  • Posted Aug 31

Join Scott from BIKEIOWA.com to hear about what's on his radar in the Iowa cycling scene this weekend. #FridayFives is a new series for Summer 2020 and we plan to share fun destinations, events and happenings each week.
For Week #15 it is:

1) BACK TO SCHOOL TEAMWORK
It's Back to School week for most! Kudos to Kyle's Bikes and Hensen Webb Group at RBC Wealth Management for teaming up to donate 100 water bottles to a local Ankeny Community School District elementary.
Due to the pandemic, water fountains are turned off for drinking, but the water bottle fill feature remains on. Teachers shared concerns with them that some children may not have reusable bottles.

2) SALSA CYCLES RECALL
Scott shares details about the Salsa Cycles Cutthroat V2 Fork Recall. The Cutty is a very popular gravel bike, and if you've got one you better make sure your serial number doesn't include "CCAPG" or " CCCPG."

3) BARS CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20
Governor Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday, August 27, that bars, taverns, breweries and night clubs in six Iowa counties had to close by 5PM. That gave establishments in Black Hawk, Dallas, Johnson, Linn, Polk and Story counties a SIX HOUR notice to close for 24 DAYS!

This closure affects many bicycle friendly BIKEIOWA sponsors. Many of our friends own or work at bars, breweries and restaurants. The bars and breweries - including Firetrucker Brewery, The Triangle Tap, AJ's on East Court, Fenders Brewing, Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company and The Red Monk - are closed for normal business, but can still sell to-go items.

If you can, please support these businesses during these times!

4) RAGBRAI ROADSHOW
RAGBRAI will host 8 events across the state between September 5 and October 17. It's call the RAGBRAI ROADSHOW. They'll set up their mini-merchandise trailer in a bicycle-friendly location and RAGBRAI Director Dieter Drake will host rides on the local trails. They'll have 2020 merchandise, discounted outlet merchandise and COVID-19 precautions.

They plan to have events at Flat Tire Lounge (09/05/2020), Kickstand (09/12/2020), Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse (09/17/2020), Raccoon River Valley Trail Association at Waukee (09/19/2020), Cedar Valley Nature Trail (09/26/2020), Nite Hawk Bar & Grill (10/03/2020), Cumming Tap (10/10/2020) and Captain Roy's (10/17/2020).
All dates and locations are subject to change.

5) SPECTACULAR HEATHER POSKEVICH
Heather Poskevich rides with Velorosa Cycling Team and is no stranger to ultra-endurance gravel races. This past week, she competed in the Big Sky Spectaculaire, a 968 mile single-stage, self-supported competitive adventure bicycle race in Southwest and Central Montana.
The route, which includes about 200 miles of gravel, crosses the Continental Divide twice and starts and ends in Bozeman Montanna.

Heather finished the race at 8:49AM MST on Day 5 (08/28/2020). Her overall average speed was 9.8 mph and her moving average was 14 mph! She won 2nd place overall and 1st place woman, plus she was 344 miles ahead of 3rd place when she finished!
CONGRATS to HEATHER on this BAD ASS ACHIEVEMENT!

THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK !
You can find more information on all of these items by checking out BIKEIOWA.com.

Remember - We’ll post Friday Fives every Friday during the Summer on Facebook & Instagram Live, add we’ll add YouTube and BIKEIOWA as a Review afterwards.
If YOU have something you’ve like us to share on Friday Fives ping us on Facebook or email Biker@BIKEIOWA.com.

RIDE SAFE & STAY HEALTHY!





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