RRVT Receives Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 2018 Doppelt Fund Grants

Nonprofit invests more than $140,000 in critical trail maintenance, trail building and community engagement projects nationwide WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) today announced the recipients of its 2018 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grants, with an emphasis on strategic investments that support significant regional and community trail development goals. The Doppelt Fund supports small, regional projects […]

Pedaler’s Jamboree Announces Music

The Chichaqua Valley Trail in Central Iowa will be the site of the fourth annual bicycle-music festival called “Pedaler’s Jamboree Iowa.” It is named and will be patterned after a jamboree that has become a major tourism event the past nine years on the KATY Trail in central Missouri. “What differentiates us from other rides […]

Iowa Bicycle Crash Numbers Drop in 2017


The Iowa Bicycle Coalition has released a review of bicycle crash data from the Iowa DOT’s Safety Analysis, Visualization, and Evaluation Resource (SAVER) database. Overall crash number dropped in 2017 by 13%, but bicycle advocates remain cautious about calling it a trend after several years of increasing levels of bicycle crashes. Bicyclists killed by motorists […]

First 2018 Fatal Bicycle Crash in Cedar Rapids


It is with sadness that the Iowa Bicycle Coalition reports the first bicyclist killed by a motorist in 2018.  28-year-old Christopher Scott Lewis was killed while riding his bicycle crossing Collins Road in Cedar Rapids.   While the initial media release stated the driver had a green light, we patiently await a full traffic investigation […]