• Wed January 21 2009
  • Posted Jan 21, 2009
Just in case you on not on the BIKEIOWA Ride Reminder list, here is the latest...

Let's see... It's January in Iowa. We've just had two weeks of negative temps, tons of snow and I'm about to list off a HUGE list of cycling activities going on this weekend around Iowa! It's like its the middle of July again! (figuratively speaking of course!) These are just some highlighted events. Check out the Event Calendar for all the events going on. Note some of these events are not on the BIKEIOWA calendar, but they are either featured or listed on the news section.

It's time to be thinking about the 2009 cycling season! BIKEIOWA is still updated several times a week and always has the latest on what's happening on two wheels in Iowa! Here is a rundown of this weekend's activities:

Thursday Jane 23rd
IowaBikeDay on the Hill - 8:00 AM – 12 Noon, State Capitol, Des Moines. Sponsored by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.

Friday Jan 23rd
Iowa Bicycle Summit (Engineers & Planners Sessions)
Moines 8:30am– 4:30pm

Friday January 23rd 6pm Gary Fisher will be at the local showing of the movie Klunkerz at the West Des Moines Learning Center, 3550 George Mills Civic Parkway (Next to the West Des Moines Library). A voluntary tax deductible donation of $5 to the Iowa Bicycle Coalition is requested.

Saturday Jan 24th
Have breakfast with Gary Fisher from 8 – 9:30am. A free continental breakfast will be held at Ramsey Subaru in Urbandale. Come eat, and meet Gary, and have a chance to win a new Fisher bike that will be given away that morning by Ramsey Subaru.

Bike World West will host a "meet and greet" with Gary Fisher "the man". Come see Gary and the bikes that made him famous. 11am to 2:30pm

Iowa Bicycle Summit (Cyclists & Advocates Sessions)
Holiday Inn Mercy Campus, Des Moines - 9:00am– 5:00pm
The Saturday Workshop is geared towards grassroots bicyclists who want to better their communities. Find sessions on Safe Routes To Schools, Bike to Work Week, the University of Iowa HANK simulator, the upcoming Federal Transportation Bill.

LIVESTRONG ARMY at Jordan Creek in West Des Moines 10am - 7pm. Join us for free demonstrations, door prizes. You'll also be able to talk with cancer professionals. There will be roller race demonstrations too. Mark you calendars for June 7th 2009. It's the LIVESTRONG RIDE and you can register online through

Des Moines Bicycle Collective’s Sale of Collectible Bikes
Noon to 5 pm. The Des Moines Bicycle Collective has about 50-60 vintage bikes that are available to purchase the weekend of the Iowa Bike Summit and RAGBRAI January Meeting for Clubs and Teams. These are mostly older Schwinns (50s, 60s, 70s) that the Bike Collective is selling as is.

Gary Fisher will be the featured speaker at the Iowa Coalition's Bike Night. The BIKE NIGHT dinner and social is held in conjunction with the Iowa Bicycle Summit. That night's events will be held at the Downtown Holiday Inn in Des Moines. Limited tickets still available.

Sunday Jan 25th
General Meeting of RAGBRAI Clubs & Teams

LIVESTRONG ARMY at Jordan Creek in West Des Moines 11am -5pm.

Sat February 7th is a special day too!
BRR Ride 2009! Registration is now open. This is the place to be on Saturday Feb 7th 2009. BRR, 32 Years strong - so BRRing it On! This ride is held regardless of weather. One of my favorite bands "Mr. Baber's Neighbors" is playing in Perry from 2-5pm on one of the bars. More to come. You gotta vote on this months" BIKEIOWA BRR poll !


 Jan 2009

:: A Landmark in Polk City is up for Sale (1/21/2009 - 12 views)
:: Iowa Transportation Commission approves Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program funding (1/19/2009 - 193 views)
:: Northern Iowa trail receives $750,000 grant (1/19/2009 - 115 views)
:: Congrats to the Newlyweds (1/19/2009 - 243 views)
:: Mayor’s Annual Ride for Trails Volunteers needed (1/19/2009 - 125 views)
:: Run for the Egg (1/19/2009 - 107 views)
:: Grant comes through for Clermont to Elgin rec trail (1/19/2009 - 52 views)
:: Judge rules man guilty in bike death of 21-year-old  (1/19/2009 - 143 views)
:: Des Moines Bike Collective Team Challenge (1/19/2009 - 97 views)
:: Cityview's annual "Best of Des Moines" survey (1/19/2009 - 87 views)


DateRide NameCityType
1/24/2009 Freeze Your FannyOkoboji, IARoad Ride
1/30/2009 Ames Critical MassAmes, IAJust Plain Fun
2/7/2009 BRR - "Bike Ride to Rippey"Perry, IAJust Plain Fun
2/7/2009 T’s Fabulous @ Fifty FestivalCedar Rapids , IASafety & Education
2/27/2009 Ames Critical MassAmes, IAJust Plain Fun
2/28/2009 CRAB FART 5Cedar Rapids, IAParty Ride
3/14/2009 12TH ANNUAL SHAMROCK RIDE DYERSVILLE, IADyersville, Iowa Party Ride
3/14/2009 Bone Bender 3/6 Hour Smithville, MOMountain Biking (RACE)
3/14/2009 Team Angry St Patricks RideBellevue, NEJust Plain Fun
3/21/2009 to 3/22/2009 SPERM won't dieDes Moines, IAParty Ride


 Jan 2009

:: 3 Feet Please (1/19/2009 - 91 views)
:: Cyclists needed for January 22 Day at Iowa Capitol (1/19/2009 - 52 views)
:: Another New Year - Make 2009 Special (1/15/2009 - 188 views)
:: Wabash Trace Trailer Purchase Helps With Trail Maintenance.  (1/15/2009 - 240 views)
:: Bike to Work Week 2009 (1/15/2009 - 98 views)

Cast your vote on the latest poll sponsored by Rasmussen Bike Shop.

One time at the BRR ride...

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CyclesportCoaching says "START THE NEW YEAR WITH A PLAN". Set at least one new cycling goal for 2009. Maybe it's doing a new ride or race, getting a new bike, riding more miles than last year . But make this year a special cycling year in some way. Set yourself a goal and then track it and work towards it. It will add a new dimension to your cycling and keep your hobby fresh. read more...

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