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Mon January 10 2022 / Issue #41

On Our Radar


2022 is here and there is no shortage of news and it's only the second week in January!  Here is to a very successful and fulfilling year of cycling in Iowa!

HOT Topics!
RAGBRAI hires new director of operations to manage logistics - Iowa Native Matt Phippen from Vinton will be the new face of RAGBRAI. Dieter Drake remains an advisor as is now the operation director over the cycling division for Ventures Endurance, a subsidiary of Gannett’s USA TODAY Ventures event team.

2021 - BIKEIOWA Year In Review - 2021 was like eating hot-fudge sundae without the hot-fudge. Sure, It is still pretty good, and you may have even gotten a cherry on top, but it is still not the hot-fudge sundae you've come to expect.

Remember, the RAGBRAI Announcement Party is Friday, January 28th this year and the Iowa Bike Expo is Saturday January 29th. Usually the Announcement Party is the same day after the Expo. You can still sign up for the Iowa Bicycle Summit and the Iowa Safe Routes to School Conference too.

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Early Bird - Time to Add your 2022 Events
It is time to start planning your weekends for 2022. If you are hosting an event in 2022, it is time to get it posted on the calendar. You can post your own events yourself and edit them at any time. Even if you don't know all the details, you can at least get it on the calendar now to hold the date. Post a New Event. If your event occurred last year, you can save some typing and clone your event by going to the event and clicking on the "clone" button or from the event list in your dashboard. The earlier you post, the more awareness your event gets. The calendar can handle weekly recurring rides and events too.

What would YOU like to see US do ?
We can already tell this year is going to be great year for Iowa cycling and our goal is to keep caught up and ride more! See something that we could be doing or doing better? Missing functionality or communication? Email us!


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Ride Safe!
Scott Sumpter


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RAGBRAI riders make short work of last day »
First Avenue trail opens in Council Bluffs, with phase 2 set to begin this Spring »
I-74 Bettendorf bike and pedestrian path opening delayed to spring 2022 »
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Construction to begin soon PlyWood Trail in NW Iowa »
USA Cycling to send 19 athletes to 2022 UCI esports world cycling championships - 2 from Iowa »
Friendly House bike giveaway enters 16th year »
Cedar Valley Bike Collective is Hiring a Part Time Head Bike Mechanic »
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Reconsideration granted in fatal bike crash »
Drone13 at the High Trestle Bridge on a beautiful December day »
Fundraising kicks off for Sauk Rail Trail resurfacing project »
Lime Creek trails closed to horses, non-snow bikes »
High Speed Motorcycle Pursuit Raccoon River Valley Trail »
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Mon January 10 2022 / Issue #41