• Mark Wyatt
  • Sun January 15 2012
  • Posted Jan 14, 2012
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition has added an expo to the Iowa
Bicycle Summit for the first time in 2012. This event will
feature the latest in bicycle gear, events, trails,
destinations and more. Bicyclists will have the opportunity
to get the latest updates during advocacy education


Also new this year is roller racing. Racers are started on
competing rollers and race against the clock and each other
in a two mile sprint.

Iowa Department of Transportation is the lead sponsor for
the Iowa Bicycle Summit and will be present to give away
maps and talk about trails, transportation and other

Des Moines Parks and Recreation boasts some of the greatest
trails in the world. They have signed on a sponsor for 2012
and want to attract bicyclists to ride in Des Moines.

Iowa Sports Foundation and Adaptive Sports Iowa are working
to increase accessibility to athletes with disabilities.
Mike Boone has assembled a great team of athletes who are
ready to take on RAGBRAI XL.

Confluence is a planning and engineering firm that has
worked on various projects across Iowa. They are
specialists in outdoor recreation opportunities.

Scheels Sports has locations across Iowa and specializes in
sport and active living. Scheels is sponsoring the Iowa
Bicycle Summit & Expo for the second year.

Iowans Fit For Life is a program from the Iowa Department of
Public Health that works for better living in Iowa
Communities. Iowans Fit for Life has been a sponsor of the
Iowa Bicycle Summit for three years running.

Bike World is the store that supports the sport. If you are
looking for the greatest gear in bicycling, Bike World is
your stop. Bike World has been a sponsor of the Iowa
Bicycle Coalition since the beginning with Forrest Ridgway
on the IBC Board of Directors and a major support of the
silent auction at the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party.
This is a must-visit exhibitor!

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation has also been a long-time
sponsor of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition with Lisa Hein serving
on the IBC board since the beginning. If it has to do with
trails, the INHF is involved.

Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau is home to world class trails.
Stop by their office for some trail mix, but bring your
bike. There is a lot of riding to do in Cedar Falls.

Raccoon River Valley Trail has become a new sponsor for 2012
and we are happy to have them aboard. This group has been
marketing one of the best trails in Iowa. It’s more than a
great trail - it is businesses, lodging, camping, and more.
Spend some time exploring the RRVT.

Winnesheik County Convention and Visitors is here to promote
the trails in and around Decorah. If you haven’t been there
lately, there is a quite a bit of activity with trails and

American Discovery Trail runs from coast to coast and
conveniently through Iowa. This trail combines some of
Iowa’s best trails in this ever developing trail.

Primal Wear is a sponsor of the Iowa Bicycle Summit and has
been designing the Iowa Bicycle Coalition’s new jerseys. If
your team is going to have jerseys in 2012, this is the
group to talk to.

MyAlibi Clothing isn’t a new clothing firm, but has recently
located to Iowa. They specialize in clothing for women and

Snus Hill Winery is right off the High Trestle Trail and is
as much of a destination as it is a winery. Enjoy friends,
live music and more.

Rails to Trails Conservancy is a national organization that
promotes more trails in the US. We are lucky to have Eric
and Lindsay speaking this year and helping promote trail
development in Iowa.

American Diabetes Association is promoting the 2012 Tour De
Cure - a bike ride raising funds to help fight diabetes.
Come learn how you can join the fight on this year’s ride.

Bar Mitts is helping solve the problem when your hands get
cold in the winter. Mittens attached directly to the

Iowa Rivers Revival has been working to improve river
conditions and recreation in Iowa. Learn more about Pedal
and Paddle adventures.

Bikes to You is one of the best shops in Central Iowa.
Find bikes, clothing, and gear at this top of the line

HyVee is attracting athletes from all over the world to
participate in the HyVee Triathlon. Learn how you can enter
this amazing race.

Spokiz has been creating sunglasses out of recycled bicycle
parts. You can even get your team name printed on the

Silos and Smokestacks is part of the National Parks Service
working to help with promotion and development of tourism in
central to northeast Iowa.

Ready to Roll Bikes is helping to solve the problem of where
to keep your bike when you aren’t riding. Using your garage
door opener, you can store your bikes up high and lower them
only when you need them. Great solution for tight spaces.

Bike Fixtation operates self-service kiosks on an extended-
hours basis for bicyclists in the Minneapolis/St. Paul
metropolitan area. Bike Fixtation also designs and
manufactures the products required for your bicycle specific
infrastructure project.

National Parks Service Rivers and Trails conservation unit
has assisting Iowa to become the world capital of trails.
Find out more on how your community can get involved.

Iowa Bicycle Racing Association is the sanctioning body for
bike racing in Iowa. Learn how to become involved in

Q7 and Johnson County Trails Foundation. Q7 is a clothing
line for cyclists. The Johnson County Trails foundation is
helping build and promote trails in Johnson County.

All Ability Cycles is a new shop in Jefferson and is one of
the only Brompton dealers. This is a great shop on the

RAGBRAI is the longest, oldest, largest cross-state bike

MS Tour is a ride that raised funds to fight MS. Join the
multi distance ride and sign up today! is your number one source for bicycle news and
events in Iowa. Check out the new jerseys and get a sneak peak at the new website!

Eco Lips is a premier organic lip balm company. They have a
variety of flavors and styles.

Polar Water Bottles has the best insulated waterbottle on
the market. You can even customize this bottle for your

Foth Infrastructure & Environment and an engineering firm
that works with bike facilities, trails, and safe routes to
school projects.

Multisport races are huge, but nothing is more fun than
Penny's Pieathlon. Substitute the swim for pie eating and
you get a great cancer fundraiser.

The BRR! Ride is hosted each year by the Perry Chamber of
Commerce. Thousands of riders descend upon Perry to ride to
Rippey - about 13 miles - despite the first weekend of
February conditions.

Pedals to Petals is being hosted for the first time by the
Des Moines Botanical Center. A great new ride to support a
wonderful organization.

Life In Motion Chiropractic is run by Dr. Chris Janning.
Dr. Janning works to improve health and overall quality of
life for patients.

Hardin County Recreational Trails has developed a series of
trails running along the scenic Iowa River. Make plans to
visit Iowa Falls and bring your bike!

Des Moines Bicycle Collective refurbishes bikes and gets
them back into hands that can use them. But they do so much
more. Check out the new Central Iowa bicycling maps.

Aspen Athletic Clubs has five locations in Des Moines and
wants you to join. Learn more about equipment, classes, and
a great place for fitness.

Remp Racks is a new Iowa based company that creates bicycle
racks to fit on the back of vehicles. This bike rack works
well with RV and others who need increased storage, but
needs to bring bikes too.

Linn County Trails is the southern portion of the Cedar
Valley Nature Trail, but they also have more trails running
across Linn County. Visit this booth and plan your bike
ride for next year.



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