Quick Build Project at the Iowa Bicycle Summit

Register today for the virtual Iowa Bicycle Summit on January 29 at www.iowabicyclesummit.com/register. Our schedule now includes Colin Harris who will present on the Quick Build Guide.  In this presentation, we will share a new Quick-Build Guide for quickly and inexpensively creating safe spaces on our streets for people to travel by bike, on foot, on a
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Iowa Bicycle Summit, Iowa Bike Expo, and Route Party together

After 16 years of in-person conferences, we are moving the Iowa Bicycle Summit online, but we are combining all of our winter events into one big celebration of bicycling. The Iowa Bicycle Summit is now a multi-day combination of the: Iowa Safe Routes to School Conference (Jan 28); Bike Facility and Planning Sessions presented by
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Earmarks are BACK!

We’ve been around long enough to understand the role of earmarks on the trail and transportation system. Now is the right time to put together your priority list of projects and start communication with your member of congress. From Politico’s Morning Transportation Newsletter on 11/23/2020: House Democrats are planning to bring back earmarks next year,
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Bike Jersey Supersale

There are only a few dozen items left in the Iowa Bicycle Coalition inventory and we want them in your hands.  We have put together the online sale of the season.  Get your favorite Iowa Bicycling jersey or Pigtails jersey right now.  Limited sizes are available so act quick.   Shop at http://iowabicycle.square.site/

Iowa Bicycle Summit Request for Speakers

January 28-30, 2021www.iowabicyclesummit.com Please mark January 28-30 on your calendars for the Iowa Bicycle Summit. While the pandemic has created some challenges, it has also created some opportunities.  The Iowa Bicycle Summit will move to a hybrid online conference platform.  We will have presentations, discussion groups, breakouts, and much more.  You can even expect a
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Iowa’s Hurricane: August 10 Derecho

On Monday, August 10, local trails were damaged and destroyed in a matter of minutes. Some of you reading this experienced the Derecho that swept across the state of Iowa, leaving such catastrophic devastation that power is still out, many homes are uninhabitable, and an estimated one-third of the state’s crops were lost. This devastation
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Iowa has three fatal bike crashes in one weekend.

Three bicyclists are dead after being killed by motorists on Iowa roadways in one weekend. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is saddened and disturbed by these incidents. Ellen Bengston, 28, was killed after being struck by a vehicle Sunday, August 2, 2020. Bengston was airlifted to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center after a truck driven by
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Charles City Cyclist Killed by Motorist

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is saddened after learning that Ellen Bengston was killed by a motorist from a crash on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Bengston was the fourth bicyclist killed in 2020. Bengston was airlifted to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center after a truck driven by Colby Elliott, 43, of Clarksville, hit her on her
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Sine Die – Legislature ends with $1M in trail funding.

The Iowa Legislature ended its two-year session with appropriations of $1 million to the State Recreational Trails Program and no policy bills for Iowa Bicycling. In the grips of an economic downturn, even the appropriation was hard-fought to obtain. No policy bills passed this session despite many bills advancing past funnel deadlines. Several bills not in
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Vehicle in bike lane? Report it on OurStreets App.

Do you ever see cars where they shouldn’t be? How about dangerous driving behavior or other issues on Iowa streets? We know you do. Now, through a partnership with OurStreets – we’re asking you to report it! OurStreets is an exciting new app that makes it fast and easy to document problems you see anytime, anywhere. The app
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