The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is an exciting organization working to
promote Iowa cycling as safe and enjoyable recreation and
transportation. The 501(c)(3) non-profit group was launched by bicycling
advocates from across Iowa and will unite the voices of road riders,
mountain bikers, recreation riders, commuters, and anyone else who
prefers a bicycle for recreation and transportation.
The Coalition is bringing change to how kids get to and from school
with the Safe Routes To School Program. Coalition staff provide training
and support to schools state-wide on encouragement and education
programs that help increase bicycling and walking.
The Coalition provides an annual education conference geared towards
transportation officials by bringing in a national expert to present on
bicycle facility design. The conference also provides sessions for the
grassroots advocate to ask for better cycling facilities in their
The Coalition works towards improving the safety of cyclists through
safety education, community improvement, and encouragement activities.
Our safety education program is based upon the national League of
American Bicyclists’ curriculum. We work for implementation of complete
streets. We foster encouragement activities such as Bike To Work Week.
Anyone with an interest in Iowa bicycling can join the Iowa Bicycle
Coalition. Membership in the Iowa Bicycle Coalition gives you a voice to
determine the quality of bicycling in Iowa. There are countless
volunteer opportunities that will make an impact on cycling in Iowa and
in your own community.