January 15 IBC News

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A huge thanks to our sponsors for making this event great:
Iowa Department of Transportation,  RAGBRAIBike WorldIowans Fit For LifeDes Moines Parks and RecreationBikes To YouRaccoon River Valley TrailScheels All SportsBarr BikeIchi BikeConnecticut Yankee PedallerPrimal WearBromptonJamis Bikes

Iowa Bike Expo
There is so much going on at the Iowa Bike Expo on January 25 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.  It is going to be hard to see it all!  Just visit http://www.iowabikeexpo.com to see the impressive list of vendors!  Doors open at 10 AM and the expo runs to 5:30 PM.

You can RSVP to any of these sessions at https://iabikeexpo.eventbrite.com

Safe Routes to School Statewide Meeting [8:30 AM Room 302]
For the first time, the Iowa Bicycle Coalition is hosting the first annual Safe Routes to School meeting.  This is a chance for people involved in Safe Routes to School programming to meetup and learn about getting kids walking and bicycling to school.  Don’t forget the indoor bike rodeo at 1 PM.

Iowa Women Bicycling [1 PM to 2:30 PM, Room 302]
Another new event is an Iowa Women Bicycling meetup.  There will be a short panel discussion about women and bicycling in Iowa, but be prepared to participate.  This is a group discussion on how we can improve bicycling for women in Iowa.

Advocates Meetup [11 AM to Noon, Room 321]
There are great bicycle advocacy efforts on the local level from Ames to the Quad Cities. This is the opportunity as bike advocates to get together and discuss our passions.  There is not agenda, but there will be great conversation.

Community Bike Program Meetup [1 PM to 2 PM, Room 321]
Coops, Collectives, Libraries, and other community bike programs can come and share your successes.

Electric Bike Seminar [2 PM to 2:30 PM, Room 302]
Curious about the new E-Bikes?  Come learn more about one of the latest bikes on the market.

Iowa Dirt Strand [3 PM to 4:3o PM, Room 302]
What is going on at Whiterock Conservancy?  IMBA?  All over Iowa?  Get together with mountain bikers and trail builders from all over the state.

Reading By Greg Borzo from the RAGBRAI Book [2:30 PM, Room 303-306]

Special Announcement at 10 AM.  
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition and new partners will be announcing a new event on June 28.  Come by booth #84 for more information.

You can RSVP to any of these sessions at https://iabikeexpo.eventbrite.com

RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party
Tickets are still on sale for this great January 25 event at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.  Come hear the Spazmatics and learn where you are going to be riding this summer.  More details at http://www.iowabicyclecoalition.org/routeannouncement

Iowa Bicycle Summit
Registration ends on January 15, so hurry to join the January 24 Iowa Bicycle Summit at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.  The Bicycle Facility Design Workshop will be led by Mike Lydon of Streets Plans Collaborative in New York City.

Bike Ride to Rippey
Don’t forget February 1 is BRR!.  You can register online at http://www.bikeiowa.com