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RIDE REMINDER
Mon July 15 2019 / Issue #32

On Our Radar

Who is ready to ride 427 miles next week? That's right, RAGBRAI is right around the corner. The rain has subsided and the heat wave backed off a bit allowing folks to get some miles in. The trails were packed all over Iowa this weekend which is always great to see.

We'll be on RAGBRAI promoting BIKEIOWA and vending again this year. We really miss riding, but we get plenty of miles in during the year and this is the only time we get to see so many cyclists in Iowa. We'll be at the Expo on Saturday and we will be set up all week with Mr. Pork Chop and the Iowa Beer Bus, so stop in an see us. We love to talk about cycling in Iowa! We'll have quite the Oasis (food, drink, sweets, entertainment) Look for the Pink Pork Chop Bus, the Yellow Iowa Beer Bus and the "BIKEIOWA GEAR HERE" sign.

Here are a few links about next week.

RAGBRAI 2019 Expo Maps and Vendors
Where the expo is, and where we will be as well as other BIKEIOWA Sponsors and 80+ other exhibitors.

2019 BIKEIOWA Gear line-up
Our 2019 BIKEIOWA Gear line-up will debut at the RAGBRAI Expo in Council Bluffs on July 20th 2019. We want to offer our dedicated followers first dibs to all the new gear! Click to see all the new designs. Can't wait? - see which Des Moines Bicycle Shop has a small supply of the new LOGGER Collection.

BIKEIOWA's RAGBRAI Expo and route plans
Check out the daily maps with our locations along the route. Also, we recommend the DrunkBrian App for all your stops. At the time of this post, the App was not quite LIVE. Brian said it will be LIVE by Monday, July 15th evening.  Be sure to view the site on a good internet connection BEFORE you leave so all the info can be downloaded to you phone as it will work when you are offline!

PLEASE ride safe, savor every mile and have fun out there!

Thanks for using BikeIowa
Ride Safe!
Scott Sumpter

Upcoming Events

Mon Jul 15 2019
Fundraising kickoff for Plywood Trail »
Sioux City, Meeting
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Monday Night No Drop Dirt Ride »
Des Moines, Mountain Biking
Monday Night No Drop Ride (MNNDR) »
Des Moines, Road
Tue Jul 16 2019
Tuesdays on the Trail | Bike World Group Ride »
Waukee Trailhead, Trail Ride
Wed Jul 17 2019
Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Mickey's Bike Night - Steaks and Music »
Waukee, Destination
Wednesday Night Ride - Story County »
Maxwell, Road
Women's Shop Night »
Des Moines, Other
Thu Jul 18 2019
Fenders Brewing Untap Your Ride »
Polk City, Destination
Lizard King Thursday Night Ride »
Cedar Rapids, Party Ride
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Race Like A Squirrel »
Des Moines, Road
SingleSpeed Pint Night Ride with Waterloo Center for the Arts »
Waterloo or Cedar Falls, Party Ride
Fri Jul 19 2019
Free Beer Friday: Part Deux »
Dallas Center, Destination
Kyle's Bikes Friday Night Family Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Sat Jul 20 2019
Full Moon High Trestle Bridge Ride »
Ankeny,Slater, Madrid,Woodward, Trail Ride
Psycowpath MTB Series - Cornhusker State Games »
Raymond NE, Mountain Biking
Sun Jul 21 2019
Chichaqua Valley Trail - Sunday Funday »
Mingo, Party Ride
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides »
Slater, Party Ride
RAGBRAI XLVII »
Council Bluffs, Tour
Mon Jul 22 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Monday Night No Drop Ride (MNNDR) »
Des Moines, Road
Tue Jul 23 2019
Monday Night No Drop Ride (MNNDR) »
Des Moines, Road
Wed Jul 24 2019
Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Mickey's Bike Night - Steaks and Music »
Waukee, Destination
Wednesday Night Ride - Story County »
Maxwell, Road
Women's Shop Night »
Des Moines, Other
Thu Jul 25 2019
Fenders Brewing Untap Your Ride »
Polk City, Destination
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Fri Jul 26 2019
Kyle's Bikes Friday Night Family Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Steak Night in Mingo - Greencastle Tavern »
Mingo, Party Ride
Sat Jul 27 2019
Cornhusker State Games Gravel Grinder »
Lincoln NE, Gravel
Sun Jul 28 2019
Chichaqua Valley Trail - Sunday Funday »
Mingo, Party Ride
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides »
Slater, Party Ride
Mon Jul 29 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Tue Jul 30 2019
Firetrucker Adventure Biking Talk (FAB) - Open Mic RAGBRAI Stories »
Ankeny, Destination
Monday Night No Drop Ride (MNNDR) »
Des Moines, Road
Wed Jul 31 2019
Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Mickey's Bike Night - Steaks and Music »
Waukee, Destination
Wednesday Night Ride - Story County »
Maxwell, Road
Women's Shop Night »
Des Moines, Other
Thu Aug 01 2019
Fenders Brewing Untap Your Ride »
Polk City, Destination
SingleSpeed Pint Night Ride with Youth Art Team »
Waterloo or Cedar Falls, Party Ride
Sat Aug 03 2019
High Nelly Bike Rally @ Iowa Irish Fest »
Waterloo, Party Ride
Psycowpath MTB Series (Calvin Crest Crankfest and Awards) »
Fremont NE, Mountain Biking
Sportsmans Tiki Bike Ride »
Spirit Lake, Party Ride
Sun Aug 04 2019
Chichaqua Valley Trail - Sunday Funday »
Mingo, Party Ride
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides »
Slater, Party Ride
Mon Aug 05 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Tue Aug 06 2019
Monday Night No Drop Ride (MNNDR) »
Des Moines, Road
Wed Aug 07 2019
CRANDIC Time Trial Series »
Solon, Time Trial
Mickey's Bike Night - Steaks and Music »
Waukee, Destination
Wednesday Night Ride - Story County »
Maxwell, Road
Women's Shop Night »
Des Moines, Other
Thu Aug 08 2019
Elkhart Time Trial Series pb Tompkins Industries »
Elkhart, Time Trial
Fenders Brewing Untap Your Ride »
Polk City, Destination
Fri Aug 09 2019
Steak Night in Mingo - Greencastle Tavern »
Mingo, Party Ride
Sat Aug 10 2019
BRIC (Bike Ride of Iowa County) »
Amana, Road
IMBCS Race #7 George Wyth »
Waterloo, Mountain Biking
Rooster Tail Ride »
Mineola, Party Ride
Tour de Fire »
Ottumwa, Road
Sun Aug 11 2019
2019 HOPBRAI »
Cedar Rapids, Other
Chichaqua Valley Trail - Sunday Funday »
Mingo, Party Ride
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides »
Slater, Party Ride
Mon Aug 12 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Tue Aug 13 2019
Monday Night No Drop Ride (MNNDR) »
Des Moines, Road
Wed Aug 14 2019
Mickey's Bike Night - Steaks and Music »
Waukee, Destination
Wednesday Night Ride - Story County »
Maxwell, Road
Women's Shop Night »
Des Moines, Other
Thu Aug 15 2019
Fenders Brewing Untap Your Ride »
Polk City, Destination
Race Like A Squirrel »
Des Moines, Road
SingleSpeed Pint Night Ride with Black Hawk County Conservation & Hartman Reserve »
Waterloo or Cedar Falls, Party Ride
Sat Aug 17 2019
15th Annual Courage Ride »
Iowa City, Road
Bike Van Buren XXXIII »
Keosauqua, Road
Full Moon High Trestle Bridge Ride »
Ankeny,Slater, Madrid,Woodward, Trail Ride
Gravel Worlds 2019 »
Lincoln NE, Gravel
HyNoon Kiwanis Storm the Lake Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon »
Storm Lake, Triathlon - multi-sport
Sun Aug 18 2019
Chichaqua Valley Trail - Sunday Funday »
Mingo, Party Ride
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides »
Slater, Party Ride
IMBCS #8 Sugar Bottom Scramble »
Solon, Mountain Biking
Mon Aug 19 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Tue Aug 20 2019
Monday Night No Drop Ride (MNNDR) »
Des Moines, Road
Wed Aug 21 2019
Mickey's Bike Night - Steaks and Music »
Waukee, Destination
Wednesday Night Ride - Story County »
Maxwell, Road
Women's Shop Night »
Des Moines, Other
Thu Aug 22 2019
Fenders Brewing Untap Your Ride »
Polk City, Destination
Fri Aug 23 2019
Steak Night in Mingo - Greencastle Tavern »
Mingo, Party Ride
Tour de Skunk - Weekend Ride »
Mingo, Party Ride
Sat Aug 24 2019
Border Bike (IA/MN) - Summer Farewell »
Riceville, Other
BrewBQ & RashRide too »
Independence, Party Ride
HabiTour »
Perry, Trail Ride
IMBCS Race #9 Whiterock Shred Fest »
Coon Rapids, Mountain Biking
Independence BrewBQ and R.A.S.H. Ride Too 2019 »
Independence, Party Ride
Onabike XXVII »
Onawa, Trail Ride
Pedal Palooza 5th Year Ride! »
Cedar Rapids, Party Ride
The Water Ride »
Des Moines, Party Ride
Add Event »

Just Posted Events

Fri Jul 19 2019
Free Beer Friday: Part Deux »
Dallas Center, Destination
Sat Sep 21 2019
Pedal 4 Progress - Benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids »
Cedar Rapids, Trail Ride
Sat Jul 13 2019
Big Ride Final Prep Repair Event 2019 »
Ankeny, Expo/Sales/Swap
Thu Jul 11 2019 to Sun Jul 14 2019
Kyle's Bikes Waukee Grand Opening Sale »
Waukee, Expo/Sales/Swap
Wed Jul 31 2019
Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Wed Jul 24 2019
Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Wed Jul 17 2019
Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Wed Jul 10 2019
Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Fri Jul 26 2019
Kyle's Bikes Friday Night Family Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Fri Jul 19 2019
Kyle's Bikes Friday Night Family Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Fri Jul 12 2019
Kyle's Bikes Friday Night Family Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Thu Jul 11 2019
1000 Miles to Nome - Public Screening »
Des Moines, Destination
Fri Jul 05 2019
Bully Bullhead Weekend Bike Ride »
Ruthven, Trail Ride
Sat Jul 06 2019
BRASL Bike Around Spirit Lake »
Spirit Lake, Other
Sat Jul 13 2019
Siouxland Bike-N-Bite »
Sioux City, Tour

News

Des Moines South Side Restaurant, Orlondo’s, Closing at the End of July »
The DrunkBrian App is (almost) LIVE ! »
RAGBRAI 2019 Expo Maps and Vendors »
Construction of a Le Mars-to-Sioux City bike trail is set to begin in 2020 »
Photo of boy's bike mangled in crash used to encourage bike safety »
Sioux City to get bike lanes along Hamilton Boulevard »
Hundreds come out for the Freedom Bike Ride »
Easter Lake hosts special grand reopening celebration »
Opinion - Clean up the bike trails »
New bike/hike trail planned for Dubuque »
High School Mountain Biking: Swegle family makes their presence known »
Pierce Street Trail closed for construction »
Man flees on bicycle after stabbing man in Council Bluffs »
Bicyclist hit in Bettendorf, police ask for information after driver leaves the scene »
After young cyclists hit by vehicles, Intro to Road Cycling classes in Cedar Valley »
Trail Connections: High Trestle to Boone- Hardin and Marshall Counties »
Goosey's Bar and Grill keeps tradition alive in McIntire »
Article names Decorah Iowa’s most charming small town »
15-year-old cyclist hit by vehicle in Waverly; flown to Iowa City »
Cedar Rapids bike share program picks up speed »
Boy on bicycle hit by pickup in Waterloo »
Police: person tried to grab teen on Altoona trail »
Iowa City cranking up bike-friendly projects »
Boone County Trails initiative awarded $100,000 »
Omaha man died on local bicycle ride on Sauk Rail Trail »
Cyclist injured after being hit by a pickup in downtown Sioux City »
Mason City High Line Trail starting to take shape »
Video shows suspect drive against traffic, on bike trail in Bremer County »
Waterloo boy, 10, injured in crash with pickup »
Waverly boy injured in crash Jun 17th, air-lifted »
Marshalltown trails provide means of exercise for residents »
VIEWPOINT: Doc's stolen bike returned 12 years later »
Plenty of trails for Iowa's bike riders to explore »
Couple arrested after leaving children home alone for 1 a.m. sex on a bike trail »
New restaurant/bar planned for Uptown Ankeny »
Fort Dodge trail system is expanding »
Driver identified in fatal collision with Council Bluffs bicyclist »
2019 RAGBRAI pre-ride photos »
Burlington leaders unsure how flooding will impact RAGBRAI route »
Dickinson County Trails Board receives two grant awards »
Mason City mountain bikers pedal past competition at state championships »
Cedar Rapids - Bikes, scooters not to be ridden on sidewalks »
Tulsa (not Des Moines) chosen to host 2020 IRONMAN competition »
New bike lanes improve commute to University of Iowa campus »
Add News »

Features

2019 BIKEIOWA Gear line-up »

Our 2019 BIKEIOWA Gear line-up will debut at the RAGBRAI Expo in Council Bluffs on July 20th 2019. We want to offer our dedicated followers first dibs to all the new gear!

BIKEIOWA's RAGBRAI Expo and route plans »

Come see us at the Expo and each day along the route!

One of RAGBRAI's early and most beloved leaders, Jim Green, has died »

Greenie worked at the Des Moines Register for 30 years, serving as the Director of RAGBRAI for 15 years. His work with RAGBRAI focused on making the ride safer for everyone.

IRONMAN announces Des Moines as host city of new 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon »

Race to serve as 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship

Sponsor Spotlight - Enjoy your Ride with Fenders Brewing »

Make a point to patronize BIKEIOWA sponsors and thank them for making BIKEIOWA possible!

The Logger Collection »

Go LOG those miles with our new Logger collection

Reviews

How to Lock Your Bike by Erik's »

Unfortunately, bicycle theft is a reality, but with the right lock and a little know-how, you can greatly reduce the chances of losing your ride. In this video, we’ll talk about the different types ...

Detours to Mullets during the SW 1st Street Trail Bridge Rehabilitation Project »

Don't let one closed bridge hold you back from getting to Mullets and the Meredith TrailIf you've been downtown Des Moines, you've seen that the SW 1st Street Bridge is closed. The good thing is there...

Add a Review »

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