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Three Iowa City businesses and three civic buildings have been designated “Bike Friendly Businesses”

Three Iowa City businesses and three civic buildings have been designated “Bike Friendly Businesses” by the League of American Bicyclists in recognition of their outstanding efforts to support and encourage bicycling. Geoff’s Bike and Ski, 816 S. Gilbert St., won Gold, the Iowa City Public Library, the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center and Iowa City City Hall[…]

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[…]