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Sun May 21 2023 / Issue #44

On Our Radar


We've had a great time this month promoting Bike Month activities and enjoyed bringing back the Handlebar Happy Hours around the Des Moines metro and surrounding towns.  We hope you are getting a time on your bicycle this month as the weather is finally starting to cooperate!

We are excited to debut our 2023 Collection - Check out our Feature on our new FUN collections or go straight to the Pre-orders page or you can view the individual collections (Golden Anniversary, Iowa-Flat as a Waffle, Krazy Kampers and Big Gear - Big Year). We have new socks, coozies and trucker caps in the works and coming soon too.

PRE-ORDERS CLOSE TODAY at 9:00pm on Sunday, May 21st. Sorry for the super-tight window, but we've been focused on Bike Month events.  If you need a small or a larger size, now is your time to guarantee your size and style now because we will not carry many x-small, 2X or 3X, 4X and 5X sizes. The Golden Anniversary Cargo Bibs (mens, womens) are only for pre-order too.

Ride of Silence - Last week was the Ride of Silence in Des Moines and six other locations in Iowa and over 220 events world-wide. It was our 19th year hosting this event. (read recap).

RAGBRAI - We are excited to be a part of RAGBRAI L again this year! Can you believe it's been 50 years since Karras and Kaul had the idea to ride across Iowa? More to come soon on our locations and how we'll promote Iowa cycling to thousands in late July.

Thanks for using BikeIowa
Ride Safe!
Scott Sumpter


19th Annual Ride of Silence in Des Moines riders rode in honor of those who could not »

BIKEIOWA GEAR - 2023 Collection »

Our 2023 BIKEIOWA Gear line-up will debut at the Expo in Sioux City on July 22nd 2023. Our dedicated followers get first dibs with pre-orders through May 21st 2023

RAGBRAI Concert Series »

THE BIG GEAR - new T-shirts available »


Bike Month 2023 »

Upcoming Events

Sun May 21 2023
Pedal Power »
Iowa City, Destination
Mon May 22 2023
HANDLEBAR Happy Hour - Founder's Irish Pub »
Bondurant, Destination
Monday Night No Drop (Dirt Ride) »
Des Mones, Mountain Biking
Tue May 23 2023
Biketown movie screening »
Des Moines, Mountain Biking
Thu May 25 2023
Fairfield's Weekly Thursday Night Gravel Rides »
Fairfield, Gravel
HANDLEBAR Happy Hour - Fenders Brewing »
Polk City, Destination
Sun May 28 2023
Coolest Bike in Town Show »
Des Moines, Expo/Sales/Swap
International Women's MTB Day No-Drop Ride »
Des Moines, Mountain Biking
Tue May 30 2023
HANDLEBAR Happy Hour - AJ’s on East Court »
Des Moines, Destination
Thu Jun 01 2023
Fairfield's Weekly Thursday Night Gravel Rides »
Fairfield, Gravel
Sat Jun 03 2023
Bike to X-Out Fragile X »
Des Moines, Party Ride
Bridges Ride »
Waterloo, Trail Ride
Hillbilly Bike Ride »
Bondurant, Party Ride
Iowa Scholastic Mountain Bike League Race Series #1- Mt. Trashmore »
Cedar Rapids, Mountain Biking
Uncle Larry's Bike Ride »
Clinton, Party Ride
Sun Jun 04 2023
Iowa Scholastic Mountain Bike League Race Series #2- Sugarbottom »
Solon, Mountain Biking
Tue Jun 06 2023
CRANDIC Time Trial Series »
Solon, Time Trial
Thu Jun 08 2023
Elkhart Time Trial Series - June »
Elkhart, Time Trial
Fairfield's Weekly Thursday Night Gravel Rides »
Fairfield, Gravel
Sat Jun 10 2023
Break the Cycle: Challenge - Des Moines »
Waukee, Trail Ride
Craft Concepts Brews & Bikes »
Coralville, Party Ride
Friendly Sons of St.Patrick Annual Bike Ride co-hosted by captain roys »
Des moines, Party Ride
Iowa Scholastic Mountain Bike League Race Series #3- Decorah »
Decorah, Mountain Biking
Spring Bike Bash 2023 »
Lake View, Party Ride
Sun Jun 11 2023
T-Bone Ride »
Audubon, Trail Ride
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Grand Avenue to be temporarily closed for work to make it two-way »
RAGBRAI route in Newton finalized by council members »
Biking to the suburbs and back for Bike to Work Day »
Bike Safety in Iowa - Sioux City Video »
Don't miss it: 'SHIFT: The RAGBRAI Documentary' extended for another week at Varsity »
BIKEIOWA rides in silence for solidarity and commemoration »
Univ. of Iowa professor is a specialist at extreme cycling »
Ride of Silence held Wednesday in Cedar Falls and Marion »
Bike safety in Iowa improving, but more needs to be done »
Coralville seeking vendors for RAGBRAI »
Cherokee man arrested after fatal bicycle vs pickup accident »
Community bike giveaway connects Des Moines police and community »
New segment of Railroad Highway Trail opens near Council Bluffs »
Electric bikes and scooters may be the rage, but they can also be a menace »
DART program moves to the suburbs with new Ankeny art shelter, more to come across metro »
Bridges Bike Ride returns to the Cedar Valley, Saturday, June 3 »
Free toolkit promotes bike safety in Iowa »
Kids ‘Pedal Power’ event to be hosted at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area on May 21 »
Survivor of pedestrian path crash that killed two files suit against Bettendorf »
Grinnell welcomes RAGBRAI riders Thursday, July 27 »
Peloton is recalling nearly 2.2 million bikes due to a seat hazard »
Portion Of Sauk Rail Trail Closed Near Maple River »
RAGBRAI's stop in Ames will include spin through Jack Trice Stadium »
New bike park coming to Sioux City, Iowa »
Ames unveils RAGBRAI camping website as leaders ask for volunteer hosts »
Paullina Bicycle Company ready to roll with repairs and service »
New Hampton’s Tribe Trail Not for Motorized Vehicles »
Best Walk Bike Roll Day in Iowa History »
Bush to perform in Coralville as RAGBRAI riders roll through for 50th anniversary »
Johnson County hosts bike, bus, and car race to highlight transportation connections »
Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd highlights RAGBRAI overnight stop in Des Moines »
New trail linking Des Moines to Carlisle, Indianola to be named after RAGBRAI founders »
Celebrate Marion's Bike to Work Week May 13-20 »
Raccoon River Valley Trail temporarily closed near Jamaica »
Rotary Club of Adel, Adel Police Department to host Safety Bike Rodeo on May 13 »
Audubon County Sheriff’s Department Hosted Their Annual Bike Rodeo For Audubon And Exira-EHK Students »
Bike Iowa City Bike Month Updates »
Increased Penalty HF422 amendment update »
Building once eyed for demolition now houses Des Moines' first cycling cafe »
Bid for construction of bike trails at Cone Park approved »
Bremer County Sheriff's Office to patrol bike trails from spring to fall »
Discover RAGBRAI concerts, events along the 2023 route as they're announced »
Quad Cities Bicycle Club hosts variety of events »
Walk, bike or roll to school day in Iowa »
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New on the JustGoBike Podcast! Episode 252: The SHIFT Documentary World Premiere and an Update from the Iowa Bicycle Coalition »

SHIFT: The RAGBRAI Documentary hit the big screen and Murph and AP were there to witness the magic and spirit of those who ride bikes across Iowa. On this episo...

Relive the Driftless 100 through the lens of the Bike Talk with Dave Podcast! »

In it’s second year as the Driftless 100 (formerly the Volga City Gravel Race) more than 300 riders from around Iowa and the Midwest enjoyed all the beauty offered in the unique geographic area of the...

New on the JustGoBike Podcast! Episode 250: AP and Murph Answer Your RAGBRAI L FAQ »

AP and Murph are on to answer some more of your recent frequently asked questions. Where can I find information on long term parking in Sioux City and Davenport? When will wristbands be assigned? I ...

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