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RIDE REMINDER
Fri May 03 2019 / Issue #31

On Our Radar

HAPPY BIKE MONTH !

We hope you find some time to get on the bike more this month whether it be commuting to work, riding before or after work or on the weekends. Just get out there and enjoy the outdoors!

Keep and eye on the Calendar and News... This is a long Ride Reminder, as there are SO many cool events and more news than we can post. It's amazing how many cycling-related activities occur in just one month!

We've been busy riding lots of gravel, planning some events, attending trails meetings and working on fundraisers for some cool organizations. Here is a Quick-Hit list.

  • We excited to support the IOWA C.O.P.S (Iowa Concerns of Police Survivors) with a new 'Back the Blue' collection. Check it out.

  • If you ride a lot and commute, get yourself signed up for Bike Lawyer Jim's Commuting Camera Giveaway here.

  • We are hosting the Follow Your Folly - Cruiser 100 again this year. We know many of you did not finish due to the torrential historic 10+ inches of rains last year, so we decided do it again for redemption!! Registration will open soon and everyone is welcome. Those who want to ride cruiser bikes are extra-welcome!

  • We're happy to welcome two new sponsors Victory Lane Cafe in Des Moines and Wayne's Ski & Cycle in Mason City  joins as BIKEIOWA Sponsors

  • We went up to Mason City on Wednesday for their Bike Month kick-off - Good stuff going on in Northern Iowa.
Don't forget, YOU can add your own event, weekly rides and even News items.

Thanks for using BikeIowa
Ride Safe!
Scott Sumpter

Upcoming Events

Wed May 01 2019 to Wed Nov 20 2019
Women's Shop Night »
Des Moines, Other
Fri May 03 2019
10th Annual PedalArt Poster Show »
Des Moines, Other
Kyle's Bikes Friday Night Family Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Sat May 04 2019
15 th Annual Ride With The Clowns »
OTTUMWA, Road
MADCO100 »
winterset, Gravel
Make-A-Wish Iowa's Des Moines Gala Presented by Unviersal Pediatrics »
West Des Moines, Other
MANILLA MADNESS BIKE RIDE »
Denison, Road
May the fourth be with U•ME »
Cumming, Party Ride
MayDay All Bike Swap Meet »
Des Moines, Expo/Sales/Swap
NABR: Nevada Jaycees 19th Annual Bike Ride »
Nevada, Road
Spring Tailwind Century Ride »
Moline IL, Road
Tour De Brew QC »
Davenport, Party Ride
Y O G A 4 C Y C L I S T S »
Iowa City, Other
Sun May 05 2019
Catrike & E-Bike Demo Day »
West Des Moines, Expo/Sales/Swap
Cinco de Mayo Bike Run Bike »
Ely, Trail Ride
IMBCS Race #3 Illiniwek Abermination »
East Moline IL, Mountain Biking
Urbandale Mayor's Annual Ride (UMAR) »
Urbandale, Tour
Mon May 06 2019
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
Monday No Drop Gravel (MNDG) »
Waterloo, Gravel
Wed May 08 2019
Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Thu May 09 2019
'Bike To Bags' Cornhole League »
West Des Moines, Other
Elkhart Time Trial Series pb Tompkins Industries »
Elkhart, Time Trial
Lizard King Thursday Night Ride »
Cedar Rapids, Party Ride
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Fri May 10 2019
Kyle's Bikes Friday Night Family Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Sat May 11 2019
16th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk »
Ashland NE, Road
Bike Ride Across Chickasaw County - Benefit the American Cancer Society »
New Hampton, Road
Cyclo de Mayo XIII »
Des Moines, Adventure Race
Psycowpath MTB Series (Platte River Battle Royale) »
Louisville NE, Mountain Biking
Sixth Annual Corridor MPO Bike Ride »
Cedar Rapids, Tour
Mon May 13 2019
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
Monday No Drop Gravel (MNDG) »
Waterloo, Gravel
Tue May 14 2019
Johnson County Bicycle Commuter Breakfast May 14, 2019 »
Iowa City, Other
Night at the Oval »
Cedar Rapids, Omnium/Stage Race
QCBC 20 K Time Trial- Reynolds, IL »
Reynolds IL, Time Trial
Wed May 15 2019
Kyle's Bikes Ride to the Ride of Silence »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Ride Of Silence »
Sergeant Bluff, Road
RIDE OF SILENCE - Des Moines »
Des Moines, Safety/Education/Training
Thu May 16 2019
Food Truck Fundo | Group Ride »
West Des Moines, Trail Ride
Lizard King Thursday Night Ride »
Cedar Rapids, Party Ride
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Race Like A Squirrel »
Des Moines, Road
Fri May 17 2019
Bike Library 15 Year Celebration »
Iowa City, Other
Sat May 18 2019
2019 WDM Mayor's Bike Ride »
West Des Moines, Trail Ride
7th Annual Bikes & Brews Presented By New Belgium Brewing Co. »
North Liberty, Party Ride
ALMANZO »
Northfield MN, Gravel
Ankeny Mayor's Annual Bike Ride »
Ankeny, Other
Firetrucker Urban Brewery Assault Ride (FUBAR) »
Ankeny, Party Ride
Full Moon High Trestle Bridge Ride »
Ankeny,Slater, Madrid,Woodward, Trail Ride
Marshmallo XXXIV »
Marshalltown, Road
Pigtails III »
Ankeny, Party Ride
Tri-County Bike & Brew (Chickasaw/Howard/Mitchell Counties) »
Alta Vista, Trail Ride
Sun May 19 2019
IMBCS #4 Sugar Cubed Marathon »
Solon, Mountain Biking
Lime Creek Scholastic and Junior Mountain Bike Race »
Mason City, Mountain Biking
QCBC Gravel Race »
Eldridge, Gravel
Mon May 20 2019
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
Monday No Drop Gravel (MNDG) »
Waterloo, Gravel
Thu May 23 2019
Lizard King Thursday Night Ride »
Cedar Rapids, Party Ride
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
World of Bikes Pizza Night »
Iowa City, Meeting
Sat May 25 2019
Outrun The Rays - Melanoma Awareness Ride »
Peosta, Party Ride
Pedaler's Jamboree - Missouri »
Columbia MO, Party Ride
Sun May 26 2019
Tour de Tivoli »
Elk Horn, Road
Mon May 27 2019
Life Time Memorial Day Group ride »
Urbandale, Road
Monday Night No Drop Dirt Ride »
Des Moines, Mountain Biking
Monday Night No Drop Ride (MNNDR) »
Des Moines, Road
Thu May 30 2019
Food Truck Fundo | Group Ride »
West Des Moines, Trail Ride
Lizard King Thursday Night Ride »
Cedar Rapids, Party Ride
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Sat Jun 01 2019
2019 Friends of the Trail Appreciation Event »
Dallas Center, Other
Bike to X-Out Fragile X »
Ankeny, Party Ride
Fat Annie's Fat Ride 2019 »
Moravia, Party Ride
Mostly gravel For Fun Only bike ride. »
Johnston, Gravel
Sterile Iowan 100 or 200 »
Alden, Gravel
T-Bone Trail Bike Ride »
Audubon, Trail Ride
The NITC PIE RIDE, by North Iowa Touring Club »
Clear Lake, Road
Tour Le Brew »
Des Moines, Trail Ride
Tour The Raccoon »
waukee, Trail Ride
Sun Jun 02 2019
Bikes-N-Brews Poker Cruise Metric Century Fondo »
CORALVILLE, Party Ride
Mustache Bike Ride »
West Des Moines, Party Ride
Mon Jun 03 2019
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 Jun 04 2019
Okoboji Expedition's Time Trial Tuesday »
Okoboji, Time Trial
Wed Jun 05 2019
CRANDIC Time Trial Series »
Solon, Time Trial
Thu Jun 06 2019
Lizard King Thursday Night Ride »
Cedar Rapids, Party Ride
Overdue Bike Ride »
Iowa City, Trail Ride
Sat Jun 08 2019
Okoboji Bike-N-Bite »
Spirit Lake, Trail Ride
Pedal Chichaqua Valley Trail »
Bondurant, Trail Ride
Prairie Burn 100 »
Grinnell, Gravel
Psycowpath MTB Series (Tranquility Tire Tantrum) »
Omaha NE, Mountain Biking
Spencer Volunteer Fire Dept 1st Annual Flagfest bike ride »
Spencer, Party Ride
Tour Of Mississippi River Valley (TOMRV 42) »
Bettendorf, Road
Wellness on Wheels Bicycle Ride (WOW9) »
Sioux Center, Road
Sun Jun 09 2019 to Fri Jun 14 2019
Grand Illinois Bike Tour »
Tuscola IL, Tour
IMBCS Race #5 Beverly Boondoggle »
Cedar Rapids, Mountain Biking
Ride Don't Hide 2019 »
Windsor Heights, Trail Ride
Mon Jun 10 2019
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 Jun 11 2019
Night at the Oval »
Cedar Rapids, Omnium/Stage Race
Add Event »

Just Posted Events

Sat Aug 24 2019
Border Bike (IA/MN) - Summer Farewell »
Riceville, Other
Sun Jun 23 2019
Border Bike (IA/MN) - Summer Solstice »
Riceville, Other
Fri May 10 2019
Kyle's Bikes Friday Night Family Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Fri May 03 2019
Kyle's Bikes Friday Night Family Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Sun May 19 2019
Lime Creek Scholastic and Junior Mountain Bike Race »
Mason City, Mountain Biking
QCBC Gravel Race »
Eldridge, Gravel
Tue May 14 2019
QCBC 20 K Time Trial- Reynolds, IL »
Reynolds IL, Time Trial
Sat Jun 08 2019
Okoboji Bike-N-Bite »
Spirit Lake, Trail Ride
Sat Aug 24 2019
Independence BrewBQ and R.A.S.H. Ride Too 2019 »
Independence, Party Ride
Wed May 01 2019
BIKE MC: May Day Launch 2019 »
Mason City, Meeting
Mon Oct 07 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Mon Sep 30 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Mon Sep 23 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Mon Sep 16 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road
Mon Sep 09 2019
Life Time Outdoor Group Ride »
Urbandale, Road

News

Rainy weather leaves Sac and Fox trail closed after flood damage »
How will Cedar Rapids' new bike share program work? »
Bike Trail Signs Going Up in Audubon County »
Nite Hawk Bar and Grill honored with a unique tribute »
There Was A Strong Show Of Support For The Sauk Rail Trail At Sunday’s Fundraising Event In Maple River »
Fort Madison man pleads not guilty in connection to 14-year-old’s death »
Pottawattamie County dubbed as Trail Capital of Iowa »
Stolen bicycle has a lot of sentimental value »
Bock Foundation Awards Over $60,000 in Spring Grant Cycle - RRVT gets $10,000 »
Gravel Race: Iowa Wind and Rock Ultra-Endurance Race Continues TransIowa Legacy »
Iowa BIG students in Cedar Rapids help roll out safety videos for e-bike program »
Iowa drivers, please remember to share the road with bicyclists »
Howard County Community Foundation announces 2019 grant recipients »
Volunteers Plant Trees Along Sauk Rail Trail In Honor Of Earth Day »
Got an opening in September? Expo registration opens for Jingle Cross »
Complete with a black squirrel: Theme for Council Bluffs RAGBRAI stop announced »
Guthrie County Community Foundation announced 2019 grant recipients. »
Trails coalition hears presentation on U.S. Bike Route 51 »
After bike crash, Fred Hubbell facing long road to recovery »
Sioux Center Health offers bicycle safety »
Trail-lovers say Davenport GO plan is a step in the right direction »
Iowa City plans inaugural 100-mile bike ride at Terry Trueblood Recreation Center »
South Sioux Police encourages bicyclists to be vigilant »
Big Head Todd, Sister Hazel to play RAGBRAI stop in Indianola »
1,300 Sioux City 2nd graders received a bicycle helmet from Opportunities Unlimited »
Burlington RAGBRAI theme announced »
Des Moines Mayor's Annual Ride and Run for Trails is Sat April 20th »
SW 1st Street Trail Bridge Closes for Rehabilitation Project »
Editorial: Bike season in Iowa »
PlyWood Trail back in the spotlight »
Keokuk Preparing for "Biggest Dam Dip on the Mississipp" »
Old trolley line from Cedar Rapids to Mount Vernon destined to become trail »
Bikers beware: No riding in the Ped Mall »
Webster County, FD seek more trail funds »
Fort Madison man charged in death of 14 year old boy »
8 months after tornado, Marshalltown bike shop reopens »
Winterset: “Everyone’s A Winner” in RAGBRAI 2019 Overnight Stop »
Indianola RAGBRAI Releases Logo and Theme »
Centerville Ragbrai announces 2019 theme »
The Best Supported Bike Rides in the Country »
Davenport votes yes on expanding bike and pedestrian networks across the city »
Bicycle master plan draft recommendations out for much of Johnson County »
Teen killed in Keokuk crash was riding bicycle while holding onto car »
Iowa City considering electric assist bike share program »
Teen killed in bicycle accident in southeast Iowa »
Cedar Rapids bicyclists ask for more enforcement of bike lane parking restrictions »
Man charged in brutal 2015 attack of woman on Iowa trail »
This company lets small towns have bike shares, too »
Vincent Waterman receives bike surprise »
Linn County trails gradually reopening after flooding »
Sections of Gray's Lake trail buckling because of flooding »
Adel Chamber unveils Kinnick to Raccoon Trail Improvement Project »
Multimillion dollar Johnson County trail projects near completion »
Popular Slater ice cream shop begins cleanup after fire »
Chichaqua Valley Trail partially closed 4/8 - 4/12 »
Add News »

Features

'Back the Blue' - Law Enforcement Support Public Awareness Campaign »

BIKEIOWA is supporting Iowa C.O.P.S. with the new 'Back the Blue' collection.

Bike Lawyer Jim Commuting Camera Giveaway »

Do you ride a lot? Do you commute? Do you reside in Iowa? Are you interested in helping make Iowa a better place to ride your bicycle?

Bike Month - May 2019 »

Celebrate Bike Bike Month. If you cannot Bike to work, Bike after work, Bike before work - just get out and enjoy your neighborhood on two wheels!

Reviews

BIKEIOWA interviews Zach with CITA - Central Iowa Trails Association »

Scott from BIKEIOWA interviews Zach with CITA - Central Iowa Trails Association The interview took place at the at the 2019 Iowa Bike Expo in Des Moines on Saturday, January 26th 2019 THANKS for bein...

Add a Review »

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